UOG TOP PICK - Lizard Super Trek Sandals – A trekking sandal that manages to be lightweight, amazingly comfortable with a decent Vibram sole. Great to wear on non-technical sections, to give your feet a rest, for river crossings or around camp, bothies and hostels. We love their versatility, worth the weight in your pack in our opinion.
An incredibly comfortable, rugged hiking sandal, they have been built to cover some serious miles, not just slip on at camp.
Supportive and responsive, the SUPER TREK sandal is made for multi-day adventures on mixed terrain. With adjustable, spacer mesh straps, the sandal is comfortable and breathable, while ensuring a precise and secure fit. The TREK midsole brings a dynamic walking experience thanks to a progressive 8mm drop and responsive, recycled EVA footbed. Combined with an original lug design made from Vibram ECO Step rubber, the SUPER TREK guarantees support, grip and comfort for long days on even rough terrain.
I’ve never been convinced by hiking sandals, I’ve always found the idea off-putting, but I have to admit, I really like these.
First off these are not a recovery shoe or something to slip on at camp to let your feet breathe. They are a true, dedicated hiking sandal. They have 3 adjustable straps, one above the toes, one around the ankle, and one to keep the foot in place, so you get a really precise, custom fit, that holds really well. The snap buckle is very strong and makes donning and doffing these sandals incredibly quick. The spacer mesh offers a good deal of cushioning so they are very comfortable against bare skin.
Just to show they mean business, they boast a hard-wearing Vibram ECO sole, that offers a fantastic grip on rough terrain, even in wet conditions, this makes them possibly the best river crossing shoes in the world. The midsole absorbs impacts extremely well and has a responsive feel that lends well to adaptation underfoot.
OK, I wouldn’t go mountain climbing in them, but I think on a multi-day hike, if you had a long section of road walking these would be brilliant. Equally good along the coast, the woods, even some low-level hill walking. I recently injured myself on the trail and found wearing hiking boots impossible, thanks to a swollen Achilles heel. If I had these in my pack, I would have skipped the 20 miles back to civilization, I think these will be a permanent fixture in my multi-day pack, I am definitely a convert.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Breathable spacer mesh
- Comfortable moulded footbed
- Vibram ECO Step outsole
- Adjustable buckle
- Responsive midsole
- Range of use: Adventure
- Weight per UK8 shoe: 221g
- Heel: 25mm
- Forefoot: 17mm
- Heel to forefoot drop: 8mm
Material & Construction
- Upper: SUPER upper with breathable spacer mesh padding
- Footbed: Moulded EVA for a comfortable, supportive fit and a textured surface for extra grip
- Midsole: TREK EVA midsole (30% recycled) with a progressive 8mm drop and a responsive feel
- Outsole: Vibram ECO Step with original lug design for advanced grip on rough terrain
- Closure: Double Velcro closure with locking buckle for an adjustable, secure fit