Gear Review: Adidas Hydrotera Sandal: Perfect for Whitewater Paddling
The Hydrotera is the big brother to Climacool Jawpaw. If you are looking for a little more protection and comfort while still maintaining a barefoot feel, the Hydrotera Sandals are for you. Easily one of the most versatile water sports shoes around, these work well for stand up paddling, particularly excursions on inland waterways. If you want a water shoe that you can wear paddling one minute and hop off your board and hike to a nearby waterfall, the Adidas Hydrotera Sandals offer a one stop shop. The soles have traction and ruggedness of a lightweight hiking shoe, while the full mesh top section enables them to quickly drain away water as if you were wearing a pair of booties.
The sandals quickly slip on and are secured with a speed lace system; weight 10.2 oz (290 g). Adidas designed an articulated heel section which gives you the option to flatten the backs and slide your feet in like a pair of slippers. We recommend these “sandals” for whitewater SUP paddling and excursions. They also look great and could easily be worn around town after your next adventure.
Hydrotera Sandal MSRP: $95, www.adidas.com
Disclosure: SUP Examiner received a sample of this product, however, the opinions expressed are our own.