I've been using Teva's for many years. The problem with Teva has been that if you get one you like and come back a year or two later it has been replaced with another model and is no longer available. They have many models so I'll give you my experiences. I personally find toe straps uncomfortable but that is just me. I had Teva Katavi's for a number of years and loved them. They had great arch support for me. When I wanted to replace them they were no longer available and had been replaced with the Teva Jetter Lux. I got these and they were pretty good until I managed to cut a strap ( my bad! ). They seem to be gone now and it looks like they have been replaced by the Teva Langdon. Now my previous Teva's were size 9 but a Langdon size 9 is too small. I then got size 10 and they are too big. So the sizing has changed from the older models. Also the arch support is definitely not as good. I can put a Langdon on one foot and an older one on the other and the difference in arch support is noticeable. So I'm sending them back and I wouldn't recommend the Langdons. So I'm now looking elsewhere. I ordered a pair of Merrill Kahuna 4 Strap's. They are beautiful sandals - much lighter than the Teva's. My only complaint is the grooves they have on the top of the insoles. I would prefer the smooth soles of the Teva's. I haven't taken them outside yet as I'm trying to see if I can adjust to the grooves. Regarding hiking with sandals I went to Mexico for a few weeks in 2017 and wore my Katavi's constantly except that when I went for a hike I usually switched to sneakers mainly to keep dirt from getting under my feet. I did go for a 2 mile hike once and forgot to switch and the Katavis' were fine except I had to stop to shake the dirt out a few times. Have fun in Hawaii.
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