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Outsourced For Lower Quality
on June 7, 2014
I remember when Rainbows used to be made in the USA. While I'm not one who usually doesn't take notice to Made in China, I have with Rainbows. Compared to the USA ones, the Chinese's foam and plastic layers began to delaminate on my left sandal. The hemp layer did the same on the right sandal. Due to their warranty for these types of sandals, I couldn't send them in because I already wore through a tiny piece of hemp.
The actual materials are good. The hemp is a little rough, so I suggest putting lotion or creme on before wearing. Like any Rainbow sandal, you still go through Hell Week, which is where the sandal may cause blisters as it forms to your feet. After the awhile, the hemp may smell so just wash it carefully and ONLY DRY IN THE SUN. Excessive heat with shrink the hemp like any other fabric.
In all honesty, I suggest Vere Al sandals because they are everything that Rainbow Sandals used be, like Made in USA, and doesn't have the limited warranty support.