Outdoors

These multipurpose sandals are good for the beach, but also a hike

Flip-flop season is here, which is great for when you want to lounge by the pool or patio. But if you're going to do anything athletic, chances are you'll quickly leave the shoes behind, possibly on purpose, often not. But there is an alternative for women looking to wear something for water sports that will actually stick to your feet. The Keen Damaya Lattice looks like a traditional Keen sandal, but with an open-toe design. The shoes feature quick-drying polyester that makes them an excellent option for kayaking or any other kind of boating.

Yet if you want to do some light hiking with them, the molded (and microfiber-lined) footbed will give you plenty of comfort and support for hours on the trail. A lace-lock bungee system will keep the shoes firmly on your feet, while the non-marking rubber sole will give you plenty of traction when you're on a sailboat. Of course, you can wear them to the beach as well, but if you want to scramble along the rocky coast, these will serve you well.

$85, keenfootwear.com

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