Top positive review
136 people found this helpful
so comfortable and supportive
on May 23, 2009
I recently moved from San Jose to the Birdrock neighborhood of La Jolla. From fast paced high heels to casual flip flops. Trouble is, I have been a Californian for years but never lived close enough to the beach to actually need flip flops.
Well today I went to a surf shop and picked up a pair of these...at almost twice the price here on Amazon. While I regret not finding these online first I absolutely do not regret owning a pair. I walked a ton on sidewalks and along Windansea today and I have no blisters and my legs aren't tired and my feet don't hurt.
The secrets to a good flip flop seem to be a combination of a supportive footbed, a between the toe thingie that doesn't rub that skin raw, and straps that are close enough to keep the sandal on your feet while not being tight enough to cause a blister.
The footbed is flexible but firm enough to keep rocks and bottle caps from bothering your footsies. It is molded like the shape of my foot so all of my foot is supported, rather than squished flat like those floppy shower shoes tend to be.
The materials won't soak up water and they don't stretch out. The straps and footbed have a lifetime warranty (for the lifetime of the soles). Overall I think it would be difficult to find a more comfortable sandal.