Kamik Clearlake Review

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Men who live for the great outdoors can’t get enough of the Clearlake sandal from Kamik! This breathable and lightweight pair is an ideal choice for keeping you cool and comfortable while you’re on the go. It’s made from synthetic leather that allows for better airflow and helps to control excess moisture so you can feel drier for longer.

This fully adjustable sandal offers three hook and loop straps for a customized kind of fit that ensures you will be comfortable even after hours of wear. If that’s not enough, the Clearlake features a moisture-wicking lining material and is pretreated with an odor control product so your sandals will stay fresh all summer long. Whether you’re engaged in a heated match of frisbee with the family or a long hike through nature, these sandals will carry you wherever you need to go.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Moisture-Wicking
  • Quick-Dry Lining
  • 3 Adjustable Straps
  • EVA Midsole
  • Shock Absorbing
Cons
  • Difficult Entry
  • Narrow Toe
Lining

Lining

I’m sure everyone can relate to having smelly sandals?! Some people have grown so accustomed to having stinky summer footwear that they barely even notice it anymore, but that’s not the way you should be living your life! Thanks to the Clearlake Sport sandal you don’t have to live with foul smelling shoes any longer. This pair was designed with a quick-drying synthetic lining material that’s comforting against bare skin and helps draw moisture away from the skin.

In a process called, wicking, the lining material pulls any excess sweat out of the shoe which means you can feel dryer for longer no matter how hot or humid the weather is. Controlling moisture is a must if you want to keep odors at bay! The bacteria that cause smelly feet thrive in moist environments and can quickly multiply out of control if your shoes are all sweaty.

Great news for anyone with smelly shoes, these sandals have extra odor-fighting capabilities! They’re actually pre-treated with an odor-controlling agent that works in conjunction with the lining as it draws all that excess sweat away from your skin. Talk about a great pair of sandals for summer days spent on the move!
Straps

Straps

When it comes to being adjustable it just doesn’t get any better than the Clearlake! These sandals can be adjusted at the heel, forefoot, and instep thanks to their triple-strap design that puts you in total control. You can forget about loose-fitting shoes or that annoying flopping that’s so common with this style of footwear. Instead, you’re able to head out with confidence knowing that your sandals are going to stay exactly where you want them to. The nice part of these straps is they're not too thick which can be uncomfortable and can even cause rubbing. Instead, they're just the right thickness to keep you walking comfortably for hours on end.
Outsole

Outsole

These sandals have a durable rubber outsole perfect for maneuvering on wet or dry terrain. Rubber offers superior grip on slippery surfaces which makes it perfect for walking seaside, as well as hiking on and off-trail. This material is also one of the longer-lasting and most durable which means your sandals will last you for ages and will give you better value in the long run. Other materials just don't offer the same kinds of benefits that rubber does and can leave you more vulnerable to accidental slips or falls because they don't give you the kind traction that you need for walking on slippery surfaces.


Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is what these sandals are all about! They offer a cushioned EVA midsole that gives you superior underfoot protection. EVA is a man-made foam resin material noted as being ultra-lightweight while also offering incredible padding. The great thing about this foam is that it's resilient and gives you the responsive ride ideal for outdoor adventures. Hikers and athletic individuals can’t stop raving about how wonderful this pair feels on your feet and how it alleviates the aches and pains normally associated with wearing sandals.
Footbed

Footbed

Who doesn’t love a comforting pair of sandals, am I right?! The Clearlake offers an enjoyable footbed that’s contoured to hug every curve of the foot. This means no more tired achy feet when the day is done! Instead, you can feel rejuvenated when you kick your sandals off thanks to these pairs supportive underfoot design that protects the delicate arch area of the foot. Supporting your arch is a must especially if you plan on walking or hiking. The arch is the part of the foot that supports most of our weight and it needs as much TLC as it can get. That's why wearing a pair that supports the delicate arch area can help prevent all sorts of painful issues with that area of the foot.
Brand

Brand

Kamik is an eco-friendly brand that works hard to maintain its sustainability. There are several key aspects that environmentalists love about Kimik, and they’re certainly something to get excited about! Check out their model for sustainability;

  • Kamik ensures their products are made right here at home. They guarantee 73% of their retail items are made in North America, not abroad.

  • They have a zero-waste production plant where they manufacture their products. This reduces negative impacts on the plant for a more environmentally sustainable process.

  • Kamik aims at recycling an impressive 100% of their waste. That’s a pretty big claim, but they are certainly putting all their effort into upholding their claims!

  • The Kamik Recycling Program is geared towards improving our environment. One of the key features of this program is the shoe liners that are made from recycled materials. That’s right, for every pair of winter boots you purchase you’ll be helping reduce garbage build-up by giving a new purpose to a minimum of three plastic water bottles. That’s because Kamik makes their winter boots replacement liners from 100% recycled material

Upper

Upper

This sandal offers a synthetic leather upper unit that's breathable and lightweight for comforting wear. The synthetic leather material is waterproof which makes this an excellent choice for summer fun spent by the sea. It's also important if you're planning on hiking or other outdoor activities because it can rain at any time and it's no fun being stuck in a pair of wet and soggy sandals. The Clearlake was designed with an open upper concept for better airflow which helps to prevent excessive sweating in hot and humid weather. Its quick-drying lining wicks excess moisture away from the skin which helps to eliminate unpleasant odors and for keeping you more comfortable while you're on the go. This sandal is completely adjustable thanks to its heel, forefoot, and instep straps that attach with easy hook and loop closures for no-fuss wearability.
Midsole

Midsole

The Clearlake was designed with an excellent midsole made from comforting EVA foam. This choice of material makes the sandal even more enjoyable to wear thanks to its lightweight and bouncy build. Anyone who's in need of a responsive ride will enjoy the Clearlake sandals increased ground feel and superior cushioning that protects the delicate underside of the foot. Having adequate padding and protection at the arch is very important for preventing all sorts of aches and pains and can even reduce the painful symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis. Increased padding in the midsole is better for shock absorption which lessens the impact felt through your body with every step you take. These factors help to make the Clearlake sandal a superior choice of footwear for summer fun and outdoor activities.
Entry

Entry

One of the downsides to this otherwise well-designed sandal is that it does not have a rear pull tab. Many of the other designs from Kamik offer this feature and it really does make for easier wear. When you're in a hurry slipping into your sandals can be a slow task whereas having that rear pull-tab makes it all the faster. Despite this slight design flaw, the Clearlake is an otherwise solid choice of summer footwear and its three adjustable straps help to lessen the effort it takes to put them on.
Fit

Fit

Some men find the Clearlake is a little tight in the toes which can be an issue for men with wider feet. If this is the case you might consider opting for a half or full size up from your normal size to accommodate for the more narrow toe box. Though the adjustable hook and loop strap at the forefoot does give you some extra give and can help make them more comfortable even if you have a wider structure. Simply adjust the hook and loop strap to its widest or nearly widest setting which should allow quite a bit of extra room for your toes. If that’s still not enough then consider opting for a slightly larger size which should make them just as comfortable as if you had a narrower foot. The hook and loop straps make sure that the sandal will still fit perfectly even if you order a half size up because you can tighten them up to your desired feel.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, the Clearlake sandal from Kamik is a well-made choice of footwear. It's perfect for men who enjoy the great outdoors and is ideal for wearing in warm weather thanks to its breathable synthetic leather upper. This sandal is designed to help control excess moisture which in turn keeps your sandals smelling fresh all summer long. The Clearlake has a moisture-wicking lining material that will keep you feeling dryer for longer and offers three adjustable hook and loop straps for greater control over their fit.

A long-lasting rubber outsole is perfect for maneuvering on wet or dry terrain thanks to its grippy texture that will keep you steady on your feet. The Clearlake’s EVA midsole is designed to give you increased shock absorption while still allowing for a responsive ride that keeps you connected to the ground beneath your feet.

Kamik is an eco-friendly brand that works hard to maintain its sustainability. Their products are made at a zero waste production plant and are made with the least environmental impact as possible. Kamik also guarantees that 73% of their products are made right here at home in North America and has launched their own recycling program geared towards improving our environment.

If you're shopping for an outdoorsy pair of sandals then consider opting for the Clearlake by Kamik as it's guaranteed to impress.