Mion Fast Canyon

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 17.8 oz



These shoes are SOOO comfortable, and the lacing system…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: synthetics
Use: Everday
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 16 oz
Price Paid: $68

These shoes are SOOO comfortable, and the lacing system works flawlessly for me. Don't be turned off by the water shoe label, they are very good away from water as well. I've been wearing mine every day since I got them.

Fit: Perfect. The shoes are wide at the toe, but this allows for thicker socks when needed. Lacing system tightens the shoe around the foot, so while they look very wide and bulbous, they wear sleek.

Stability: Wide base helps with this, keeps you level on snow and sand. Lacing holds the foot with a soft, but firm, grip. Even though the shoes are mid-top, they aren't padded around the ankle, so it doesn't do anything for that. The laces, when cinched tight, seem to provide good support, at least for me.

Protection: Soft uppers, but the toes and top of the foot are protected by padding. If using these for hiking, sharp things can easily get around this.

Grip: Pretty good on wet, gluelike on dry. Good on soft terrain like snow or sand.

Breathability: Decent, neoprene hinders it somewhat, but this allows the shoes to be worn in cold temps.

Looks: They look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Expect strange looks.


Great for cold water creek hiking. Great grip and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: synthetic and neoprene
Use: cold water hiking
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 12 oz?
Price Paid: $140

Great for cold water creek hiking. Great grip and good fit. A little on the wide side but able to cinch down unique lacing system. Highly recommended for canyoning and cold water kayaking. Thanks, Mion. We needed this shoe!

Manufacturer's Description refers to the men's version

Featuring patent pending Floating Ribs, Abrasion Nubs and a lace lock integrated with a Kevlar lace, the Fast Canyon offers rugged protection for any foot. Its incredibly lightweight structure and high traction make it essential for just about any outdoor pursuit. Expedition kayaking, canyoneering, fastpacking...wet or dry...the Fast Canyon is game. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Ergomorphic Footbed: An anatomically shaped removable footbed with a layer of Ergomorphic foam that customizes to the shape of the wearer’s foot after approximately 12 hours of use, resulting in a personalized fit.

Sculpted Super Structure: Each Sculpted Super-Structure rib wraps around the foot in critical areas to keep the foot in place during static and dynamic conditions and to provide coverage and cushioning. The result – a protective and personalized fit to match the user’s foot characteristics and width.

Super Structure Cord: One piece cord made of either climbing-grade rope or extremely strong Kevlar cord that spirals around the Sculpted Super-Structure, resulting in the wearer’s ability to customize a precise fit based on the demands of their activity.

Amphibious Liner: The Fast Canyon features a static, amphibious bootie that delivers wind resistance, water resistance, and a high level of breathability.

100% Water Compatible: Mion footwear does not get wet like leather or fabric footwear. Most of our styles literally cannot absorb or retain water.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Slip on and cinch up the Mion Men's Fast Canyon Shoe for your kayaking, canyoneering, or fastpacking adventures. As you drop your kayak into the water or slog through water-filled slot canyons, this lightweight shoe protects your feet with its neoprene booty, which is highly breathable and wind and water resistant. This liner's Abrasion Nubs won't get thrashed by the burly Kevlar laces and its Floating Ribs prevent the Fast Canyon Shoes from sinking. Mion's anatomically-shaped Ergomorphic Footbed takes the shape of your foot to give you a personalized, custom-fit, so you can march on in comfort.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Whether you are kayaking, canyoneering, or fastpacking, the Mion Fast Canyon lives up its name. The innovative lacing system customizes fit and support while saving weight. Floating ribs embrace the foot for improved distribution of pressure, greater comfort, and better responsiveness. One-piece of extremely strong Kevlar cord spirals around the floating ribs letting you customize a precise fit based on your current activity. Amphibious liner delivers wind resistance, water resistance, and a high level of breathability. Ergomorphic footbed permanently takes the shape of your foot, giving you a personalized fit. 100% water compatible sandals literally cannot absorb or retain water, so your foot stays comfortable in all conditions. Mion is an environmentally forward-thinking company that uses renewable energy and solar power in manufacturing. These run a bit big so we recommend sizing down a full size when ordering.

- EMS refers to the men's version

Mion Fast Canyon


The Fast Canyon has been discontinued.

$130.00 (men's)

The Mion Fast Canyon is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 17, 2009 at Backcountry.com.

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