Groovy SUV-y - Climbing Magazine

Groovy SUV-y


An all-terrain member of Sanuk’s shoe/sandal Sidewalk Surfer family, the SANUK SUV ($75, is the ultimate hybrid — it reduces your carbon footprint by encouraging you to hoof it, and caters both to your leisure side (fold the heels fl at for bedroom-slipper-easy on/off) and your active side (fl ip up the heels, and the canvas uppers stay put while hiking). The SUVs also sport aggressive, molded-rubber outsoles that bite like a pair of light hikers, and running-shoestyle Phylon midsoles. Most days, I cruised in heels-down mode, but on the trail test (heels up), they bit and held fast. Plus, they stuff easily into a pack. Word!

—Justin Roth