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.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
ECCO Womens Yucatan - Closeout - Rubber Outsole. Nubuck uppers. Direct injected PU midsole featuring full length Receptor Technology. Dual density Aglon treated covered CMEVA footbed for odor free sandals. Stretch-fit material lining. Superb flexibility. Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association with APMA Seal of Acceptance.
- Massey's Outfitters
You could hike the peninsula, or just down to the neighborhood grocery, in the rugged yet stylish ECCO Yucatan Sandals for women. Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association with the APMA Seal of Acceptance, you know youll be getting exceptional support and cushioning for all your walking adventures. The three strap nubuck leather and stretch fit textile upper provides unparalleled structure and comfort, as the direct injection molded polyurethane midsole, with full-length Receptor Technology, adds to the shoes support and gait stability. And since youll probably be going sock-less much of the time, the dual density compression molded EVA footbed is treated with Agion antimicrobial technology. A supple rubber outsole provides traction around town or on the trails, however ECCO does state that the sandal is not recommended for water use. Let your toes run free in the Yucatan Sandals for women from ECCO.
- Altrec Outdoors
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) 069563-52524
Whether exploring Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula or the backyard with your kids, these ECCO sport sandals are designed to move you. Durable nubuck leather uppers are flexible and comfortable; rip-and-stick straps at toes, insteps and heels adjust to personalize the fit. Soft Lycra(R) spandex and nylon linings wick moisture off of feet and dry quickly for a comfortable feel. Microfiber-covered EVA footbeds are soft against soles of feet, add cushioning and feature an AgION(TM) treatment to help keep odors at bay. Direct-inject polyurethane midsoles featuring full-length, hard EVA shanks support your feet yet 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.