When camping, gear matters. It’s important to have the right equipment and attire for an enjoyable, stress-free experience. When it comes to shoes, you’ll want to consider the weather conditions you’ll be facing and the sorts of activities you’ll be doing. If you’re camping in warmer temperatures, you’ll want a breathable style, while colder temperatures may require insulation. And if you plan to do any hiking, you’ll want a sturdy boot or sneaker that will keep feet stable and protected on trails. Here, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best styles on the market for women. We pulled our picks from respected brands like Salomon, Teva and The North Face. On our list, you’ll find a cold-weather bootie, a dependable sandal for camping when it’s hot out and a sneaker that’s equipped to take on wet and dry terrain.
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1. Teva Original Universal Sandal
These Teva sandals feature water-ready polyester webbing uppers that are quick-drying, a robust EVA footbed and a hook-and-loop closure for easy on and off.
Pros: They’re come in over 15 versions with different patterned straps, and they are vegan and eco-friendly (the straps are made from recycled polyester).
Cons: They may run slightly small and won’t protect your toes.
2. The North Face ThermoBall Traction Bootie
These booties are designed with a durable, water-resistant, 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop upper and lightweight PrimaLoft insulation that retains warmth, even when wet.
Pros: They’re lined with soft, cozy fleece, and their outsoles are made of 40% recycled rubber. They come in multiple colors as well as a northern lights-inspired print.
Cons: These may run big.
3. Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Shoes
These sneakers have a breathable nylon mesh upper with supportive synthetic leather overlays that cradle the foot for a snug fit.
Pros: Contagrip rubber outsoles offer reliable grip on both wet and dry surfaces. Molded EVA midsoles deliver plenty of cushioning underfoot. A Quicklace system allows for tightening with one pull. They come in six colorways.
Cons: Some wearers may find they feel a little tight at the top.