I have been on the hunt for a pair of hiking sandals for a while now. Whether you are an advanced hiker or a beginner, taking strolls around the beach, a good pair of shoes should always be your first priority. Living out west provides an interesting situation for purchasing as half the year my house is covered in snow and I need spikes over my boots to even get out on a trail. The other half is the pleasant time of year when all of the west coast is in adventure mode during the warm weather.

Given the uniqueness of where I live, river crossings are a lot more common than you think (and very welcome in the summer time). I wanted a shoe that would not only hold up on any length of hike, but could be versatile enough for desert hiking through rivers, glacier lake swims after a long hike in Banff, and stylish enough to wear in day to day life or on a beach vacation.

Well I found them everyone! Meet ViaKix, the ultra comfortable outdoor sandal company that checks all the boxes for what you should be looking for in an adventure sandal. The Siena Sport Sandal comes in multiple colors, and has an adjustable strap around the ankle plus amazing arch support for those long hikes. Made from quality materials, this is one of those shoes that will last you for years! I tested mine in Moab and Fiji this summer and had zero complaints whatsoever. They didn’t rub even after being wet and sandy for hours and the thick sole protected my feet from rocks and desert cactus.

ViaKix has a few other sandal style options as well, to fit everyones preference! I am already planning on grabbing another pair of the Sienas in a different color for next year. ViaKix has also partnered with Soles4Souls, to help those who are less fourtante. “Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and generated over $250 million in economic impact.”

I am proud to help support a company such as ViaKix, and hope you will add a pair to your Christmas List this year as well! Its never to early to start shopping for gear for next year, especially when the Sienas are currently on sale!

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