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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2014
When I bought these, I felt as though I was taking a shot in the dark on whether or not I'd like them or how well they'd fit. I had never tried them on before and it's a good thing I hadn't, because if I had, I would have definitely paid full price at whatever store I found them at. These shoes are ridiculously comfortable! They are extremely lightweight, yet they feel both soft and durable. Quite the paradox. They appear to be really well made. Sadly, Amazon has placed a cap at 5 stars for these shoes, which doesn't do them justice, so I'll elaborate below.

I purchased these on a whim to see if they might work as a pair of casual shoes for backpacking around the world. I pack extremely lightweight when I travel. I only carry a 45L backpack (carry-on sized) with me. So for me, luggage real estate is highly valued and respected. I'll definitely be making room for these in my backpack for my upcoming trip.

The fit:
I normally wear a size 12-13, depending on the brand. My foot measures about a 12.5. I decided to try these in a size 12 and I'd say they fit me perfectly. I also wear a 12 in Nike's and a 13 in DC's. Hopefully that helps some of you figure out what size to order. Also, my heel doesn't slip, which was a nice surprise for this style of shoe.

A couple of things worth pointing out:
1 - I think I figured out why these are called the "Pick Pocket" shoes (I imagine they market this...?). They have a pocket in the tongue that you could use to store emergency cash in case you get pick-pocketed. If you look closely at the tongue, there's a pocket just above the green tab, between that part of the fabric and the part just above it. It runs down the top of the toes. It's probably more accurate to say that the tongue itself doubles as a pocket. But you can't feel anything "pocket-like". It's just the natural tongue of the shoe. This is a great asset for anyone traveling.
2 - On the inner side of the pair I received (Nov 2014), there are two sets of eyelets instead of just the one set shown in the Amazon photos. I've uploaded two photos: one that shows the eyelets and another that shows the tongue doubling as a pocket.
3 - Perhaps my favorite thing about these shoes is that the fabric can be pressed down flat and they are just as thin as a pair of flip flops. These would pack extremely well, which comes in handy if you're traveling. Plus, you could wear them in the office with a pair of khakis or jeans and still look nice. They're casual, but not too casual.

I feel as though I've stumbled across the perfect pair of shoes. I'm contemplating becoming a hoarder and buying up a baker's dozen of these! OK, not really... but they're that great. I probably will purchase another pair though, just a different color.

If you're a backpacker that's looking for something packable, lightweight, comfortable, and appropriate for social events (come on... you know those hiking shoes/trailrunners you have on are ugly, just admit it), then you can't find make a better choice. These are the perfect shoe for you.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2010
I never use to be that picky over my footwear, but I've come to abhor most modern shoes with their unnatural shape, (I mean come on, I don't have pointed feet and don't know anyone else who does).So, when looking for a new pair of shoes for work, I decided to opt for something besides my usual sneakers. These were just what I was looking for. No longer do my toes have to be squished inside of some pointy toe sneaker, with my heel artificially jacked an inch or more off the ground. They can move more like they were meant to, with room to wiggle. These shoes are extremely comfortable and not too casual, so I can wear them at work. They have enough padding to be comfortable, but not so much that you have no sensation of what's under your foot. I would highly recommend them for anyone who likes to walk and stand closer to what nature intended.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
I love the sandals, feel good for around the house and beach. They run big and if you get the wrong size you're out $5 and few days for the replacement. I'm generally a size 11 but a 10 in these guys. I recommend them but wouldn't get them here, find a real store and try them on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2009
This is a great shoe for great weather. It even has a pocket on top of the shoe to keep a few bucks in when your board short's pocket is full. Very comfortable and very lightweight. Even has a few grommeted vent holes on the sides for ventilation. Can be worn with back support up or down, for that easy-on, easy-off effect. Great product, would recommend to anyone, man or woman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2009
Can't wait to get the black version of these as well. Very comfortable, light, and I can wear them to work or when I'm just kicking it at home. Everyone should try a pair.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2011
Very comfortable shoe. I have found Sanuk shoes to run small but this shoe runs true to size. Would definitely recommend this shoe.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2012
My dog loves leather. So when she ate my third pair of expensive sandals I decided to get with the crowd and get some Sanuks. They are comfy and even warm (compared to sandals).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I saw these in a catalog and went right to Amazon to see if they sold them. These sandals/shoes are so light and comfortable and they are made well. I've worn them with shorts and jeans and am definitely buying another pair of the Sanuk brand.

Buy them and enjoy them and if you don't like them, mail them to me.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2014
Normally wear a size 11.5. Ordered a 12. Others say they stretch out with use, but mine fit great right now. Very comfortable sandal. Hope they last a few summers.
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on December 17, 2013
I have been wearing Sanuks for years (I had them before they were cool!). The Pick Pockets are my favorite so far and this is my third pair of PPs.

Sanuks are the most comfortable shoes on the planet, period. A soft, flat foam-and-rubber sole and a flexible, breathable cloth upper. That's the whole thing. I have very wide, flat feet and normally need to order a size or two up from my nominal size 12M, because shoes are always too narrow and often painful in the arch or toe box. Not with Sanuks.

When they first arrive, they're usually just a *little* too snug. I throw them on with some thin socks and go for a walk, and by the time I get home, the canvas (which is just the right balance of flexible-but-sturdy) has already stretched enough over the tight spots that they feel cozy. After a week or so, the soles and uppers have both broken in to my feet, and they continue to get more and more comfortable as they slowly wear out over the course of 18 months or so. (I walk 500+ miles a year over all types of terrain, from sidewalks to pine forests, in these shoes.) When the sole rubber wears through to the foam on the sole, I order a new pair and chuck the old ones out. By then, the uppers are usually a little past their prime in the looks department, though still presentable (and I abuse them). I've never had the uppers wear out, separate or tear on any of the 6 pairs of Sanuks I've had over the years; only the soles, and never without lots of miles.

The canvas does continue to stretch slightly through the life of the shoe, and so the fit slowly relaxes over time. Because they seem to mold so well to my feet, though, I don't have any problems with them slipping or flying off, even when sprinting/jumping/climbing. They *are* susceptible to the dreaded "flat tire" attack, a weakness that also makes them easy to slip on and off. I find that more useful than irritating. YMMV. The heels can also be easily folded down flat, turning them into slippers as needed.

Pairing them with different socks (or none) makes them cozy in any temperature from a freezing mountain to a summer day in Phoenix. They will NOT keep your feet dry in deep puddles, snow, etc., or provide an aggressively secure grip in slippery conditions. Nor will they provide ankle or arch support. I personally believe this is an advantage since it trains your foot/ankle muscles and reflexes to maintain their own stability. Over time this strengthens the joints and makes you more capable and agile, with or without shoes. Again, YMMV. But as with any "minimal" shoe, if you're accustomed to the protection and stability offered by, say, conventional Nike running shoes, you might want to ease into wearing these for running or trail hiking, etc.--else you might end up with sore feet or a rolled ankle, at first. Just be sensible.

I just hope Sanuk doesn't slip from the level of quality I've come to expect from them, something which can happen all too easily as companies get bigger and lose sight of their original priorities. So far, so good, guys!
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