Product Type: Flossy Hunter Original
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Casual and comfy!
Flossy Slip on Shoes
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Flossy Slip on Shoes
Advantages: Really comfy, very cheap, available in a wide range of colours
Disadvantages: Not good in the rain
I bought a pair of these shoes for a recent trip to New York in the summer. As I knew I would be doing a lot of walking every day, I wanted shoes that were really comfortable.
For those of you who haven't heard of Flossy shoes, the Flossy website tells me that the footwear brand was established over 25 years ago in the Mediterranean. The shoes were popular in Barcelona and the Bealerics with sailing enthusiasts and street artists. The shoes then became popular in Ibiza amongst the club scene and they have recently expanded across Europe, the UK, the Middle East and the USA. They are now sold in many high street shoe retailers.
Flossy's are a canvas shoe with a rubber sole. They are available for men, women and kids. They come in a range of colours - black, grey, maroon, pink, white, purple, brown, blue, yellow, and red to name but a few. I chose a light grey pair of the Flossy shoes for my holiday.
The one major advantage of these shoes is how they feel on your feet. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I am prone to shoes rubbing/causing blisters on my feet especially when they are new, but I did not experience any of this with my Flossy plimsolls. They literally feel like wearing slippers. They did not need any 'breaking in' to be comfortable. For this reason the shoes were perfect for a holiday where I did a lot of walking. Another advantage of the shoes is that they are machine washable. This means that if they dirty they can easily be restored to their original colour.
Due to the canvas material of the shoes and the light colour I chose, I found that my shoes did get dirty quite easily, especially when I wore them when walking my dogs!! I have not yet tried machine washing these but plan to soon. I imagine that if I had chosen a darker colour that this would not have been such a problem.
The canvas material also means that these shoes are not suitable for wearing in wet weather, and if you do walk on wet ground when wearing them the canvas becomes soaked through almost immediately. They are definitely a summer shoe.
While I have to admit that these shoes aren't necessarily the most attractive/fashionable in my opinion, I thought they looked trendy enough with a pair of shorts on holiday. I do think that they also look okay when worn casually with a pair of jeans, but they probably aren't something I will wear much at home especially due to it coming into the winter months and colder weather.
These shoes sell for RRP £20 in the womens. I think this is really reasonable for a pair of light summer shoes. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a comfortable summer shoe.
Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
Summary: Cheap and cheerful summer shoes