Keen Rose sandal

The situation: Comfortable, protective shoes are essential for any outdoor trek. But what if you want to wear sandals? Most sandals made specifically for outdoors tend to be bulky and not very fashionable. Keen’s Rose Sandal, however, infuses a little more style into this often-overlooked footwear category, allowing you to remain stable on rough terrain while still looking good.

The details: Made from a polyester webbing with mesh lining and a rubber outsole, the sandal is water-resistant and nonmarking. It’s also washable, so you don’t have to worry about muddying the pair up on your hike. Want to run errands or have a coffee with friends afterward? The Rose Sandal looks good enough to easily transition into casual wear.

It has an adjustable hook and loop closure to properly fit your ankle and an EVA footbed that provides the cushion needed for endurance activities. Each sole has a multidirectional pattern for traction, providing grip on slippery rocks and walkways.

It is available in a range of combined colors including red, tan, gray, brown and black. It is offered in women’s sizes 5-11.

Price: $85

Availability: To purchase or find additional retailers, visit keenfootware.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune News Service