Really poor excuse for a sandal. I have about 6 pairs…
Use: water use, kayak, walking
Break-in Period: too uncomfortable to know.
Weight: About 12 oz?
Price Paid: $95!
Really poor excuse for a sandal. I have about 6 pairs of Keens and 2 pairs of Mions so I'm pretty picky about my footwear, but these were a real disappointment! The quality was suspect as a lot of stitching came undone. The lacing system does not hold so well, especially when wet.
The sizing is ok, but the comfort leaves a lot to be desired. Very little arch support and what there is is in the wrong spot. The upper webbing cut into the top of my feet to the point where they could not be worn without socks.
I sure hope the shop lets me return them as they were not cheap.
I absolutely love my new Ahnu shoes and love the story…
Use: everyday, all around
Weight: very light - love it
Price Paid: $85
I absolutely love my new Ahnu shoes and love the story behind the brand and the team as well. Everyone should do their part to support the new company on the block and Jim Van Dine for going it on his own.
These shoes are great for someone who loves to walk…
These shoes are great for someone who loves to walk around a lot and also play soccer. The thing I found with Keen's sandals is that kicking a soccer ball is very difficult with the large rounded front.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Tilden amphibious sandel by Ahnu is designed to function in an array of outdoor environments. Light enough that they feel like natural extensions of your feet, Tilden's provide a sure grip to tackle the terrain you'll encounter on trail, off piste and especially around the water.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Description of Ahnu Tilden SandalsThe name Ahnu is derived from Celtic mythology, from the goddess of balance and well-being. The deity could accurately be described as an ancient version of our own “Mother Earth.” Ahnu's product goal is to achieve uncompromising performance by blending a modern aesthetic with the style, structure, and substance of the outdoor lifestyle. Ahnu emphasizes intuitive easy on/off technology and feature QuiteLight™ construction, a system that enables exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and superior comfort. The Ahnu Tilden is a model example of Ahnu's uncompromised performance. Lightweight and comfortable, the Ahnu Tilden provides the support and traction you need for outdoor adventures.Features:2.5mm self-cleaning lugs provide balanced surface contact to tread depth ratio Cross-directional lug patterns offer traction in forefoot and braking in rearfoot QuiteLight™ non-marking rubber outsole for excellent traction Lightweight comp
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
Scramble along the river's edge or stroll through cool summer grass in the Ahnu Men's Tilden Sandals. With a closed toe and grippy soles, these sandals are ready to take on summer. The Ahnu Sandals' breathable upper keeps your feet cool, and the single-pull lacing system makes these sandals easy to adjust. A heel strap keeps your foot in place, and Ahnu's All Terrain Lugs outsole construction gives you crazy traction. This cross-directional lug pattern helps keep you from taking a digger, and the Tilden Sandals' arch support and a supportive midsole feel comfortable all day long.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Lightweight, compression-molded EVA topsoles and midsoles provide shock absorption and cushioning comfort. Lined, stretch thermoplastic urethane heel structures cradle heels for a secure fit; heel and toe loops aid entry. Nonmarking rubber outsoles with cross-directional lug pattern offer optimal traction in the forefeet and braking in the rear. Outsole-integrated thermoplastic urethane shanks and arch supports offer midfoot stability and torsional rigidity. Perforated NuFOAM stretch uppers with cross vents are highly breathable; nylon webbing and toe bumpers provide additional structure and protection. QuiteLight construction principles throughout the shoes center on superior comfort and materials with exceptional strength-to-weight ratios. Self-cleaning 2.5mm outsole lugs provide a balanced ratio of surface contact to tread depth for both bite and nonslip traction. Single-pull QuickLight webbing lace system uses light but strong webbing to disperse load and alleviate pressure often found with conventional laces. Tech-Dry linings are made of a recycled polyester and charred bamboo blend to offer natural antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties. These ultralight sandals are engineered to perform in multiple outdoor environments; wear them on your next amphibious or terrain-based adventure. Webbing laces secure with an Ahnumatic positive-lock cam buckle for unique single-handed adjustability.
- REI refers to the men's version