Traverse the trails, the urban jungle, and the waves with a single pair of go-anywhere summer sandals.
It’s easy to take the heft out of your luggage when packing such footwear essentials as each Umara Z-Trail sandal weighs little more than four ounces. And at just 10 millimeter thick, the entirety of the sandal rolls as small as a fist.
The shoemaker, Xero Shoes, guarantees their product with a 5,000 mile warranty.
How It Rates:
- Usefulness: 10/10. It’s a travelers dream to find a single pair of footwear that’s versatile for many activities, yet light.
- Value: 8/10. $80 teeters on the expensive side for sports sandals.
- Durability: 10/10. These sandals are well constructed with high-quality materials, and the company backs them with a 5,000-mile guarantee.
- Cool Factor: 8/10. Comfortable, barefoot-like feel.
Final Verdict: The Umara Z-Trail sandal is best suited for the ultra-light packer—a backpacker, even—that needs attire versatility without the clunkiness of various pairs of footwear.
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