When camping in the great outdoors, it’s important to pack the right footwear for everything from hiking and water sports to leisurely lounging around the fire. With that in mind, we did our homework and curated a brief list featuring some of the best men’s shoe styles to take on your next adventure. While researching, we looked for options that are engineered with heavy-duty, water-resistant materials to last long and keep your feet protected. From our roundup, you can score a pair of warm sleeping bag booties, tough water shoes and a cozy hybrid style that’s super easy to take on and off.
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1. Baffin Cush Bootie
These camp booties have a soft nylon upper, adjustable drawstring, warm insulation and super flexible outsoles.
Pros: These are available in an array of colors and camo print. They have durable, slip-resistant bottoms.
Cons: Some may find they run tight.
2. Keen Newport H2
These Keen sandals feature a water-resistant polyester webbing upper that’s also washable for easy maintenance. What’s more, they include a quick drying lining, secure-fit lace capture system and toe guards to protect from rocks and other sharp objects.
Pros: A compression-molded EVA midsole provides cushioning while an antimicrobial footbed helps keep odor under control. Rubber outsoles with a multidirectional lug pattern and razor siping offer excellent traction on wet and dry surfaces. They come in a variety of colors to choose from.
Cons: They run a bit small.
3. Teva Ember Moc Slipper
This quilted style has a ripstop vamp with polyester and suede overlays, a comfy rib-knit collar and responsive PU footbed with ample cushioning.
Pros: An EVA-foam midsole offers lightweight comfort. The heel is collapsible for easy on and off access. They can stand up to light rain and come in five colors.
Cons: Some may find they fit a little loose.