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You want to wear flip-flops (perfectly understandable) but you also don’t want to give up a summer of hiking, biking, and climbing due to an unfortunately-placed boulder and a broken toe (again, perfectly understandable). Check out the KEEN Men’s Waimea H2 Sandal. This flip-flop uses KEEN’s patented rubber toe protection and quick-drying polyester webbing straps so you can wade through the river without a worry. An Aegis Microbe Shield fights bacteria and foot odor.

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best sandal ever

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Theser are the best sandals you will ever own. I do everything in them. This pair is my back up pair, I bought two pair. Can't beat the price. This is a really good, useful product.

great sandals

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

This is my third pair of these sandals. I end up using them for every activity. I love the toe protector, no more stubbing the toe. These are great for boating, the toe protecter helps keep you from snagging on cleats and such.

On my 2nd Set

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I used my first pair of Waimea's to do everything: the pool, the beach, post-workout, helping friends move, you name it, they did it. After 7 years of being beat to a pulp, I'm not getting a new pair because I love them THAT much. Get them--you won't regret it. They're also a conversation piece--people ask me about them all the time: "Are they comfortable?" or "Those sure are different, aren't they?" A resounding YES, definitely.

waimea H2 sandals

    the look and durability was the appeal for my purchase. Ive only seen 2 other people with this type and thought, clever design and avoid any flip flop blow out in all situations. the price was a bit steep for a flip flop then figured it would be a decent investment that would survive the price. I have owned my flip flops for about 60 days, and they've already started to split. I wear them in and around the house, check the mail, might even have worn them to the grocery store- ive done nothing extreme, not even sure if they have gotten wet... I do, I really do like them- but cant afford to buy a new pair every 2 months - maybe i should just go back to buying the $3.99 flops, and chance the explosion...

    Keen Waimea H2 Men's Sandal

      These sandals last a long time and can go through mud, rocks, dirt, bush and rivers. They are plenty wide and fit well. They are not as comfortable as the sandals with memory foam and what not, but for hiking, fishing and kicking rocks they are perfect.

      Great Purchase

        I'm not a flip flop wearer but these are great. They are extremely comfortable and the arch support makes them even more comfortable. Already hoping Keen comes out with some more solid colors. Will definitely by another pair.

        love 'em

          I seached for and reseached these flip-flops for a long time. I like flip-flops in the summer but I can't stand flat footed cheap ones. These are molded to fit your foot and are suited for all terrains and fit well. Some people claim that it takes some getting used to the covered big toe thing and that the toe post is thicker than most flip flops. I didn't have any of these issues. I have other Keen sandals that run a 1/2 size small so I ordered a half-size bigger on these. I think these are more true to size as I probably would have been okay with my actual size. The only negative thing I can say about them is I wish they came in more colors and/or leather. But they don't make them like that any more.

          Best Ever

            These things are the best "flip-flop" I have ever had! You can actually use them for more than taking the dog for a walk. I use mine camping all the time and find I can go on walks backcountry or around town. They actually have support and you don't scoop rocks under your foot because of the toe protection. LOVE'EM...

            awesome for the crag

              I like to pack these into my pack when I go to a rocky crag so that I don't bang my toes on rocks. This is perfect for that. Plus the sole is thick enough to be comfy to hike a bit.
              It does make my feet sweat easily though. But that's usually the case with all rubber base sole (like sanuk's... gotta wear socks with these).

              Best ever!

                I have had an oversized pair of Waimea H2 sandals that I got for real cheap on a close out sale. I was looking for a pair of flip flops, the price was right, and even though they were their last pair and quite a bit to big on me they were comfortable, so I thought I’d give them a shot. That was about 4 years ago and I just love them - they are the first thing I slip into when I come home from work. I wear them every chance I get. So ... I have another pair of the Waimea H2 sandals (the proper size I hope), along with a pair of Venice H2 sandals, and a pair of Butte Hiking shoes on their way. I only hope the other two can live up to the Waimea, because that’s a tall ladder to climb!

                I have the same story (first one was too large too). It took me something like 4 year of wearing them almost non-stop before the thong between the toes snapped. So I bought another pair. At the cost of $10 / year, I can't think of many other things I use as much for such a great value.

                Great sandal flip flop

                  My wife bought a pair of these sandals for me to do summer yard work in and i have been very satisfied. the sole is thick enough that i can do light digging in them or clean up brush without fear of a thorn running through the underside of my shoe. I'm sure the toe guard has saved a few bruises. Just ordered my second pair.


                    Wish they had them in more colors. Comfortable, but my second toe doesn't seem to be getting along with them as of yet. A different fit, but could be nice. I haven't used them on long treks yet, but will be trying them out in Africa in a couple of weeks.

                    I am going to be going to Europe, and want...

                    I am going to be going to Europe, and want a good long distance walking flip-flop. How does this fair with hilly hiking, and 5+ mile city walking?

                    It really depends upon whether you have experience in walking long distances in flip-flops. If you have experience in doing so, then I would say that this is a good choice (it's a little more stable on the foot than normal flip-flops, has decent traction, and the toe protection is nice).

                    Having said this, I will say that for long distance walking or hiking, I prefer a sandal with a heel strap (there's less chance of losing a shoe, and it seems easier on the foot). The Keen Venice and Keen Newport can work well for this, as can the Chaco Z/1 or Chaco Z/2 (personally, I prefer the Venice, but have hiked in all of them). If you are sure that you don't want a backstrap, consider the Chaco Hipthong (or the Chaco Zong, if it is still available).

                    Can they be sent back if the wrong size?

                    Can they be sent back if the wrong size?

                    Yes, is very good about this. Their return policy is:
                    "Unconditional 100% Guarantee
                    We guarantee complete satisfaction and an unlimited lifetime warranty. If at any time -- now, next month, in 30 years -- you're not 100% satisfied, send your gear back for a full refund. No questions asked."