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
Good short term fix!
George Basic Flip Flops
Member Name: writeallnight
George Basic Flip Flops
Disadvantages: Sizing isn't quite right, at least for me
While I generally hate flip flops of any sort, I ended up somehow purchasing a pair of these while I was on holiday in a tent one year. Why, you might ask, would I purchase something I hate? Well, it was for ease, to be honest. They were pretty cheap (although I think they were in some sort of sale at the time that I bought them) at just 50p. Yes, 50p. How could I resist that, when I was trying to find some shoes I could slip on quickly in the middle of the night to go to the toilet block that was 100 yards away?
The flip flops I bought were a light pink colour like the ones in the photograph above. I think other colours are available, but the pink ones were all they had at the time, and I don't recall ever seeing any other colours in my local Asda/George.
The flip flops themselves are fairly thin, and made out of that foamy cardboard stuff that most flip flops seem to be made of. I don't really know what you'd call it, but they all seem to have it on their soles. The part that separates the toes is just plastic, I think. They're fairly basic, but what do you expect for that sort of money? And besides, they did the job for me, anyway, of getting me from the tent to the toilet block without ending up with soaked feet, and really, that's all that I cared about when I made the purchase.
One thing I would say, though, is that I found the sizing to be a little off. I do have quite large feet (typically a size 8 or 9, depending on the brand and shop I buy from) and I found that the size 8 that I bought was quite small. For me, though, like I said, it was more to get to the toilet block and back without ending up soaked, or having to put on my walking boots or trainers I had with me every time, so they did the job, but if I had bought these with the intention of wearing them regularly, say, on a beach or something, I would have been disappointed I think.
For anyone with smaller feet than me that is interested in purchasing these, they come in UK size 4-8, although if the size 8's are anything to go by, I'd recommend getting a larger size if you can. I don't think they retail for too much money though, and I seem to recall seeing them for around £2 since I purchased them while I was on holiday.
Summary: Not bad, and they got me through when I needed them!