Athletic Sandals: Sporty Spice

While footwear is frequently all about fashion, there are some occasions when you may want to kick it wild-style. Hiking somewhere hot? If the terrain isn't terribly tough, a pair of solid athletic sandals provides a freer feel than your normal heavy hiking boots. Expecting water hazards or just a day exploring tide pools? There's a pair for that, too, crafted to quickly wick away moisture and keep things fresh with antimicrobial materials. Of course, a cute pair of lightweight Teva thong sandals will get you around town on weekend errands very nicely, while more elaborate sandals from the likes of Keen and Columbia Sportswear help protect on less urban jaunts with reinforced straps, thick rubber soles and water-resistant leather.