This summer, I have had the pleasure of trying out the TrekSta Men's Kisatchie II amphibious shoe. This sandal is now built on the innovative NestFIT last. Plus, it's new lightweight sole makes your water and land excursions all the more enjoyable. Features of this multi-use footwear:
• NestFIT system cradles your feet, accounting for every contour as it follows the natural flow and design of the foot. Upper, insole, midsole, and outsole come together like never before.
• HyperGrip sole provides sure footing for amphibious expeditions.
• Lightweight EVA midsole for cushion and flexibility.
• Rubber toe cap protects against wear and abrasion.
• Perforated EVA insole drains and dries quickly.
• Boa Lacing system locks the foot securely in place.
Like all TrekSta products, this amphibious shoe is overbuilt and appears like it will last forever. The first thing one notices is that this sandal, like other products of theirs, curves, with the longest point at the front at the big or second toe, mimicking the curvature of the human foot. The toe bumper and thick upper give lots of protection while still allowing the feet to breathe and water to drain. The Boa lacing system allows for complete individual preference for tightness – adding to the cradling of the foot by the NestFIT last, this shoe really hugs your foot. The stout sole armors the foot against rocks or other sharp objects, while also gripping the ground, preventing slips and falls.
I’ve worn this shoe in many conditions and even tried running in them – while it was comfortable for me for a short duration, have not tried it for anything longer. The only time this shoe was at all uncomfortable was on a brutally hot day on the Lake Michigan shoreline, when the larger openings allowed burning sand in – I’m not sure that this is a design flaw, as the sand would probably have entered any shoe that was not fully enclosed.
Mud, rocks, water, I even washed the Kisatchie II’s in the washing machine, and they still look brand new out of the box. I look forward to many years of service from this quality American product.
Laima reviewed the Women's Kisatchie II over at Women's Endurance Gear, so head over there to find out what she thought.
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(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Treksta USA. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)