Whether your adventures take you to easy or difficult trails, spending hours on your feet will make them tired at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter if your downtime is at a campsite or a hotel—you need rejuvenating comfort in the form of recovery sandals. There’s no pride in treating your body poorly, and the sooner you support those feet, the sooner you can get back on the trail.


Pack along a pair of Danner Shelter Cove sandals, which are both plush and supportive enough to let your feet recover.


The uppers and midsole of the slip-on sandals are constructed from lightweight EVA, providing lightweight all-day comfort with excellent cushioning. The Black Sands outsole has Vibram’s Megagrip technology for superior grip and traction on wet and dry surfaces. I’m a huge fan of the cushioning, and have even worn the sandals around home on low-adventure days.


The sandals were designed with Danner’s 827 last, with a secure fit that cups the foot and offers stability as well as comfort. I’ve tested plenty of recovery sandals where my foot slid around, making me have to grip harder with my toes. At the end of a long hiking days, my toes aren’t ready to take on that extra work.


Shelter Cove sandals are named for a resupply station (at mile 1,906.6) on the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. You can bet at that point on the trail, hikers really need a break with comfortable sandals.


The Shelter Cove women’s sandals come in black and potter’s clay, and list for $85 on the Danner site. The men’s sandals come in black and forest, and also list for $85 on the Danner site.

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