One of Merrell’s bestseller sandals, the latest Kahuna, the Kahuna III is a sturdy, durable outdoor sandal.
I have bought these sandals for my backpacking trip to Costa Rica, and have been wearing them there for 3 weeks continuously, hiking long hours every day, which was the first endurance test for the sandal.
Its an affordable, well designed sandal made from high-quality materials planned for intense use, perfect for trekking and hiking in a tropical country, where you can’t risk to loose your footwear in the middle of the jungle!
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The Merrell Kahuna III is made in two colors, beige and black
They were perfect on dusty, gravelly roads, provided a perfect grip on rocky riverbanks and were a comfortable wear on several various terrain from mountains to tropical cloud forests, and even in urban conditions, as it has a perfect shock absorption property thanks to its air cushioning system in its midsole making it a comfortable wear on solid concrete also.
The sandal’s Vibram branded rubber outsole achieves its ultra strong grip with Vibram’s brand new design (Vibram is an italian company founded in 1937, specializing in manufacturing rubber outsoles with an extra strong grip). The rubber material that Vibram is using to create this outsole is so durable that even after three weeks of intensive hiking on rough terrain, if I take a look on the outsole of the sandal, it still looks like as if it was brand new, can’t find even one scratch on it (the pig suede upper part has a got few visible stains on it, as I have the beige colored Kahunas).
Merrell’s Kahuna III dries quickly so it’s as a perfect amphibian sandal. It was a great decision for a tropical country like Costa Rica.
The sandal is quickly and perfectly adjustable thanks to its hook and loop closure system, so it conforms to your foot’s own shape whether you are bare foot, or wearing thick socks.
The sandals upper part is made from strong and durable pig suede, while inside it has a Lycra® Neoprene lining, which creates a smooth, pleasant environment that cushions the foot. The neoprene lining is combined with Aegis® antimicrobial solution which prevents the growth of bacteria in the upper part of the sandal, preventing the build up of bad odours.
The external TPU Heel Stability Arm (TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane – a tenacious plastic material) is an extra attachment that strengthens the connection between sole and the upper part of the sandal, and provides lateral stability on rough, uneven terrains.
Merrel’s Kahuna III for Men is now on discount on Amazon:
Merrel’s Kahuna III for Women is now on discount on Amazon: