|The Ahnu Tilden II's and I near the Puget Sound.|
I bought the Ahnu Tilden II sandals a month or so ago after deciding flip flops weren't cutting it as around-the-camp shoes. They'd slip off, and don't provide any sort of stability. In the Adirondacks and Catskills, we'd cook a few hundred feet from camp to keep the bears out of our campsite, and getting around in flip flops was impossible.
Ahnu Tilden II's to the rescue! I haven't taken the Tilden sandals on backpacking trips yet, but did test them out on lower elevation trails in Washington's Mt. Rainier National Park and this weekend in Pennsylvania's French Creek State Park.
They're very comfortable, pretty darn cute, and did very well on light hiking trails. I found them to be quite grippy, not like the Vibram soles on my hiking boots, but more than I was expecting from a pair of water sandals. They are extremely breathable and light. The only problems I've found so far are that they don't dry very quickly, aren't 100% friendly to my high arches, and were a little difficult to get on the first few tries. But in general, they're a great sandal. They also contain recycled polyester and bamboo, which makes me feel better about buying them.
Think you'd give the Ahnu Tilden II sandals a try? What are your favorite outdoor adventure-friendly sandals?