Product Type: George Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... the lack of embellishment means that they go with nearly all my outfit choices. These flip flops are only £2 which I think is abso... more
Super cheap flip flops
George Basic Flip Flops
Member Name: SoadFan
George Basic Flip Flops
Advantages: Cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Can rub when new
~Super cheap flip flops~
Having spotted the George basics range of flip flops in store by accident during a shopping trip I was amazed by how inexpensive they were. After checking out the colours available I decided to opt for one of the pairs from this range, as they were incredibly cheap to buy and appeared to be fit for purpose. I hoped they would prove to be of use for summer visits to the beach, where they could be put to good use. The colour options I was able to pick from included a bright white pair which I felt looked nice and clean, a baby pink pair that seemed pretty yet a little too girly for my taste, a light tangy lime green pair that looked like they had been mixed with acid yellow (which again wasn't to my taste) and finally a light aqua coloured pair (a nice light and pale looking blue/ green cross shade).
I liked the white flip flops as they looked like they would really stand out well with a tan, but I suspected they would soon discolour and begin to look shabby after a few wears, so I eventually opted for the aqua coloured flip flops which I felt were the best of the bunch. I had a look at the size options and found that they came in small, medium and large, which would fit sizes 3 to 4, 5 to 6 and 7 to 8, which I find is quite standard with these types of beach footwear. I opted for my usual size and found that they fitted well enough, as none of my toes overhung the front of the flip flops, the toe post seemed to be in the right place and my heel didn't stick out over the foamy base area of the shoes.
In use when I first wore these flip flops they did rub the area where the toe post sits a little, which I found rather uncomfortable , although not unbearable. Over the course of a few wears the flip flops seemed to soften a little and the solid feeling foamy base flattened in places slightly, which I have found very often happens with these types of beach shoes. The materials used to make up the flip flops are light and flexible, which means the flip flops don't feel at all heavy when they are on. This lightness can sometimes be a slight downside as I find that I don't walk quite as well in these as I would if wearing a slightly heavier beach shoe, as I tend to drag my feet a little at times when wearing these.
~Product rating/ price~
Over all I have found that for a cost of £2 the flip flops have been a reasonable buy, as they have had a few uses this summer, although not as many as I would have hoped due to poor weather. The pale aqua colour has remained mostly light and bright, although the base of the flip flops has darkened through wear a little. This has resulted in me having to scrub these flip flops clean with a damp cloth and some shower gel or hand soap every now and then, which has helped to bring them up close to their original colour once again. My rating for these flip flops is 3 stars as I feel they are very basic in terms of their design, finish and range of colours. I feel these flip flops are fair vale for money and I would possibly buy from the range again in future if prices remain low.
Summary: A pair of budget priced beach shoes
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