Ecco Yucatan Sandals
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $19.95 at the thrift store
Amazing comfort, lightweight, indestructible.
- Good traction
- Very comfortable
- No blisters!
- Velcro does collect debris and will presumably wear out.
- Your toes are exposed.
I got these at a thrift store, already used (though not much), and try as I might, they simply will not wear out! Had them three years now, wear them a lot, even use them for backpacking. They seem indestructible.
No blisters! I always had blisters with hiking boots, but not with these sandals. The foot pad has form fitting gel pads and the straps are carefully padded to eliminate any points of friction. With socks or without, no blisters. Easy to cinch them up tighter when you take off your socks.
The Ecco website says they don't recommend immersion in water, but I have done that many times (for stream crossings), and they dry out just fine with no ill effects. (Like I said, I got them in a thrift store, so was ignorant of this proscription.)
I love not getting hot sweaty feet and still having pretty good protection. They don't have protection for your toes like the Keens, but those shoes never fit me very well anyway. The toe-box only fits one kind of foot and it aint mine. The only thing I miss the hiking boots for is ankle support, but these are about as stable as they can get, with good traction on loose surfaces.
If these ever wear out, I'll buy a pair for retail.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Take to trails or cross concrete jungles in the ECCO Yucatan sport sandals, which offer support and comfort in a lightweight, flexible design that easily adjusts for a custom fit. Durable nubuck leather uppers are flexible and comfortable; rip-and-stick straps at toes, insteps and heels adjust to personalize the fit. Soft spandex and nylon linings wick moisture off of feet and dry quickly for a comfortable feel. Soft polyester microfiber-covered EVA footbeds add cushioning and feature an AgION(TM) treatment to help keep odors at bay. Direct-inject polyurethane midsoles feature full-length, hard EVA shanks to support your feet and still allow you to feel the terrain. Rubber outsoles on the ECCO Yucatan sport sandals deliver solid traction on wet and dry surfaces. Proudly carries the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.
- REI refers to the men's version
ECCO Mens Yucatan - Closeout - Tackle the terrain in pure comfort in this performance sandal. Upper made of nubuck. Stretch-fit material lining. Dual density Aglon treated covered CMEVA footbed for odor free sandals. Direct-injected PU midsole featuring full length Receptor Technology. Rubber outsole. Superb flexibility. Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association with APMA Seal of Acceptance.
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
Ideal for summer casual wear, warm weather travel and even camping along a sandy stretch of beach, the ECCO Yucatan Sandals for men features a Nubuck leather upper with stretch-fit fabric for comfort and flexibility. The sandal midsole has a direct-injected polyurethane construction that creates a strong but lightweight support cushion above the low-profile rubber tread outsole. Combined with a contoured dual-density Aglon-treated footbed, the Men's Yucatan Sandal offers enough support for short day hikes and other day-long casual summer excursions. If you're looking for open footwear that gives you more breathability than most mesh and canvas sneakers, ECCO's Yucatan Sandal is a cool and exceptionally supportive solution. The lightweight design easily fits into most overnight backpacks and gives backpackers a comfortable post-hike sandal for wear around the campsite. One important note to keep in mind: ECCO does not recommend their Men's Yucatan Sandals for water use.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Tackle the terrain in pure comfort with the ecco Yucatan Performance Sandal. Features nubuck uppers and stretch fit material lining. Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association with APMA Seal of Acceptance.Not recommended for water useDurable nubuck leather uppers.Stretch fit material lining made with Lycra.3 hook and loop Velcro closures for a secure and personalized fit.Dual-density AgION treated covered CMEVA footbed for odor-free sandals.Direct-injected PU midsole featuring full length Receptor technology.Superb flexibility.Rubber outsoles deliver traction on wet and dry surfaces.Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz. (pair) 069564-52340
- Campmor refers to the men's version