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yes it is worth the price
on April 24, 2007
I bought a pair last year at an outdoor clothing & supply store and was hesitant to pay the price. (I am usually hard pressed to pay more than $5 for a pair of flip flops!) Because of the unique criss-cross design and the reputation of Teva sandals, I gave in and bought them. These are the MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES I OWN, even including my tennis shoes!
*** You may want to choose a larger size because they come in whole sizes only. I wear a women's 7 or 7 1/2 and I had to buy a size 8 in this shoe. Check the size chart for help.***
The design of the straps makes them stay on your feet well (and gives you a cool, funky tan!) and the thick sole molds around your feet to make them feel like they were made for you. After a year of pretty much continuous wear, my first pair are still holding strong! They have gotten pretty dirty because I sometimes wear them when I garden so I bought a second pair for less dirty activities. They come in so many different colors, you really could try to match an outfit, but I have a pair with black sole and blue design on the straps and I wear them with everything. I HIGHLY recommend these shoes!
**UPDATE as of 7/26/10**- I have worn the tread off another pair of Teva Olowahu flip flops after about a year of almost constant wear and am ordering two more pairs on Amazon! This is my favorite shoe I own, that is why I keep buying more when mine wear out! I will warn you that once the tread starts to wear down they are very slippery on a wet or slick surface. They are SOOO worth the money, and Amazon even has a few styles that are about half as much as the regular retail price! Would buy again, have bought again, and I am buying again!
***7/31/12**** Two more years of almost constant wear and I'm shopping for another pair of Tevas to replace the old. The last two pairs I bought held up well throughout my 2nd pregnancy and beyond but the black pair that I wore more often got pretty stretched out. I was quite a bit heavier while pregnant. I'm at the point that I don't care nearly as much what color they are but how much I pay for them. I have often found them on Amazon for about half the retail price! Can't beat Amazon prices and Prime Shipping! Considering trying the Teva Mush this year but I Kinda have a permanent criss cross tan on my feet from the Olowahu! :)
*update 4/6/14 *** Went on a trip to Jamica with my hubby a couple years ago and realized on our way to the airport that <gulp!> I'd forgotten to pack my flip flops! Yikes! Since it was the off season I wasn't sure if I could find a pair, but I slipped into a retail store that happened to have a pair of cheap, plastic flip flops in my size on clearance. I paid a very low price thankfully, instead of resort prices, but they were awful. A week in paradise with terrible shoes. Lesson learned, Tevas are still the best! I have worn various pairs through three pregnancies now too, even as my feet swelled. These are great shoes. Be wary walking in puddle though especially if your tread is worn down. They can be very slippery. Still love them.