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1.0 out of 5 stars POS Part 1 and 2, October 5, 2011
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This review is from: Reef Men's Fanning Sandal (Apparel)
Picked up these about 8 months ago. I researched the REEF's extensively and choose their most "Highly Rated" design ... The Mick Fanning.

Fast forward 5 to 6 months and BAM ... the strap broke. Your kidding me ... $50 sandals that could not make it through a few months (purchased in February and broke in June). The funny thing is I actually purchased another pair in July (thinking maybe I got a bad product made on a bad day by an overworked and under paid Chinese person).

The 2nd pair lasted exactly 3 months. Same flaw ... the toe strap broke during a dinner out. Fortunately, the 2 broken pair(s) each broke a different foot. Light bulb goes off ...still in business, I can wear the 2 good remaining feet for a new pair. BAD! They broke the straps within a week. Now the bad news, the straps are not covered in the warranty. I am sending them back, both pairs, with no warranty, at my cost, to tell Reef, "Please send this crap back to China and have your underpaid Chinese workers to wear and most importantly enjoy their new REEF Sandals".

Thanks REEF, but I will be spending another $50 on a pair of Rainbow Sandals that actually come with a warranty.
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Initial post: Aug 24, 2012 11:59:53 AM PDT
Willie says:
thanks for the warning - i'll avoid Reefs in the future

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 7:17:57 PM PDT
Chris says:
Dude, you need to start exfoliating your reptile feet. How on earth do you break that many straps when others last years?

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 6:22:16 AM PDT
L. Thomas says:
Scott "slippers" (flip flops) last generations past other inferior brands

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 8:54:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2013 8:54:57 AM PST
N. Heath says:
I would agree that the strap is the weak link on the product as mine broke as well, although my pair lasted almost 18 months before this happened. I think it depends on how active you are with the sandals and how much stress you put on the toe strap which will probably dictate how long they last for you. If you are just walking around and are not very active they can last a very long time for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2014 8:04:18 PM PDT
Sariemry says:
Me too man, but mine broke after 2 summers. Probably 6-8 mos of heavy use. Toe strap broke. Bummer

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 2:41:56 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2014 2:44:07 PM PDT
Surferdude says:
Strap broke? Bull. You must have abused them. I currently own 11 Fanning sandals in every color-never had a thing go wrong and have owned some since 2003....wearing everyday. You can't possible live in CA, where we wear our sandals every day before work (then the suit) and after....weekends?...only Reef's. You must live where it snows and think you can wear them sitting around ice fishing all day. Most of my friends own them, and none have EVER had a strap break....You DEFINETLY abused them ......Wonderful.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 1:49:38 PM PDT
Will last about 4 to 6 months then strap will break, I buy a new pair every year for summer.
By the time the strap breaks the soles are worn so it's time. I wear mine nights and weekends, summer only.
Buy you'll enjoy, plus the church key(most important feature) NEVER EVER breaks...

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 10:57:12 AM PDT
Sunny says:
Mine broke at the same spot, but in just under 2 years, with very heavy (daily year round) use. This was my second pair, the first just wore down in the sole at the front. Debating whether to get another pair, but thinking i'm going to try another brand.
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