H. Thayer Walker

H. Thayer Walker

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Lowa Centurio - Sandals: Reviews

During portages, the Centurio's Vibram sole stuck to slick rocks. Soft neoprene lining feels great against bare skin and protects your foot topside. www.lowaboots.com

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Teva Karnali Wraptor - Sandals: Reviews

Always getting in and out of the water? This true land/water hybrid has a layer of mesh sandwiched in the sole that drains water like a sieve. Bonus: An antimicrobial treatment helps fight funk....

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Mion Current - Sandals: Reviews

Cross a rubber tire with a sandal and you get this cool beast. A pull-through cord snugs each "rib" (actually made with EVA plastic foam) down like a clamp for great stability. www.mionfootwear.com

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Hi-Tec V-Lite Multiterra Sandal - Sandals: Reviews

A contoured footbed and a soft, neoprene-lined upper make the V-Lite the most comfortable sandal here. And because it has a beefy midsole and snug, one-pull lacing, it also performed well hiking. hi-...

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Chaco ZX/2 - Sandals: Reviews

Chaco's retooled midsoles are almost 25 percent lighter than their weighty predecessors but still hike like supremely ventilated boots. The double straps and split toe yield good control but don't...

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Teva Guide '06 L/C - Sandals: Reviews

Monofilament-nylon webbing keeps your foot straitjacket snug when you're in water all day. The quick-release heel buckle is smart—if potentially breakable. www.teva.com

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Columbia Titanium Kailua - Sandals: Reviews

Great traction isn't limited to the Kailua's sole. When I was tromping around the jungles of Panama, the combination of overlapping Velcro straps and a grippy footbed kept my wet feet firmly and...

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Keen Venice H2 - Sandals: Reviews

Waffling between a shoe and a sandal? The H2's blend of protection, support, and air conditioning make it the perfect compromise. Just don't expect to slip into it like a flip-flop. www.keenfootwear....

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Keen Zerraport - Sandals: Reviews

A rubber toe guard armors the forefoot, while little slits in the outsole's rubber grip tenaciously on rock. Chilling out? Remove the heel strap and wear it like a flip-flop. keenfootwear.com

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Ecco Yucatan - Sandals: Reviews

Get a performance fit without a river-guide vibe. Waterproof leather and an antimicrobial footbed raise the price but come in handy on vacation in, say, the Yucatán. www.eccousa.com

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 1, 2010

Spin the Globe

We've been tracking the adventure travel world for more than three decades. Our latest discovery? The planet is more wide open for exploration than ever. Whether you want to raft an unknown...

H. Thayer Walker, Meg Lukens Noonan, Tim Neville, Christopher Cox, Amy Marr, and Kimberly Lisagor
Feb 20, 2007

Africa Now

Get ready for the new age of adventure on the world's wildest continent. Whether it's the Ugandan National Kayak Team leading raft trips on the raging White Nile or entrepreneurial young...

Peter Stark, Hal Espen, Ted Botha, and H. Thayer Walker
Jan 4, 2007

Central Heating

Fly just south of Mexico and put a little summer back in your season

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 27, 2006

The Main Event

If you follow surfing, you know the season-ending Pipeline Masters is the biggest stop on the World Championship Tour. But you also know that Kelly Slater all but secured his eighth WCT title months...

H. Thayer Walker
Nov 17, 2006