A hybrid between a shoe and a sandal. This product made by a local company can actually stand side by side against the imported counterparts. At a price of P1,900, this gear is worth every peso I spent. I used this crossing rivers in So. Leyte, in the rocky shores and caves of Camotes and the trails in the Babag Mountain range. It’s been a year now since I bought this pair and so far this pair has not failed me. Pair this with a set of waterproof socks and you are good to go! You do have to take note that this has holes or drains to help drain out the water whenever you dip these into the water. These holes can also work in the opposite direction which can get your socks wet in unexpected situations.
Pros: Affordable / Lightweight / Available locally
Cons: Drains work both ways so always take note of this when walking on trail. The soles don’t have good traction for mud so be careful when hiking uphill or downhill in muddy terrain.
Overall Rating: 8/10