Why We Chose The Lizard Super Trek: Comfortable, grippy, quick-drying.
We reviewed Lizard’s Super Hike sandals for our Green Gear Guide at the end of 2021 and were big fans. These, we’d say, are actually even better. They’re designed for slightly more serious hikes and for handling some trickier terrain, with three point adjustment, a super grippy outsole and just all-round comfort too.
When choosing sandals for hiking you want them to be lightweight but sturdy, cushioned and comfortable. You want them to be grippy, you want them to be fresh-feeling and you want them to be quick drying too. These tick all those boxes.
Materials and Construction
The three point adjustment here, with a snap buckle on top and velcro around the ankle and at the toes, allows you to get a really precise custom fit here, so you can count on these holding your feet in place. The EVA foam footbed helps here too. There’s a little bit of padding across all of these straps, bringing a comfortable fit.
The EVA foam in the midsole, which is made from 30 per cent recycled content, contributes towards the fairly high stack height of 25mm at the heel and 17mm at the toes and this gives these sandals a nice, somewhat springy feel to them.
Then there’s the outsole which is made from Vibram’s Eco Step Rubber and boasts a fairly aggressive tread, with lugs that, by our estimation, are about 3mm deep.