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WHAT ARE THEY?
Sandals made by Reef. They have got a flip flop design but are very good quality and not disposable like flip flops.
The sole of the sandals is man made but it is made to look like it is made from leather, I think the sole is too thin and the sandals are not very comfortable to walk around in even though they are cool to the feet because of them being so open. The toe post is thin and soft on the skin that is between my toes, it goes up quite high over my toes because the band of woven material is high on my foot. I like the different colours in the woven part because they give it an aztec look but because they are bright they look very summery and on trend.
I do not think these sandals are very comfortable because of the sole being thin and hard, I wore them mostly when I was on the beach and they was ok then because the sand is soft but when I walked on the pathways or on stony areas the bottoms of my feet got sore very quick. The toe post is comfortable but when my feet were hot the woven strap was a little bit itchy and I thought that was very annoying because I have never had itching like that when I wore these sorts of sandals and I have worn very many pairs, I thought I would like it better if the sandals rubbed on my skin to cause pain instead of itchy that was very annoying.
WHAT I THINK
I bought these sandals to take to Italy when I returned home for a week recently but I think I could have made a choice that was better because I did not like these to wear even though the design is to my taste. They are too uncomfortable and I like to do a lot of walking but they were suitable only for when I was relaxing and not walking around very much.
They hold the curve of my foot nice and firm on the bottom of my foot but I thought the woven strap felt a little bit loose and I did not like that because it made the sandal feel unsecure as I was walking. It was at the top of my foot where I got the itching feeling but I thought the sole was not very nice to walk on either because when my feet got hot I felt like the sole was making them sweat more than usual.
The sizes are not very accurate also and I had to send back my first pair because they were very much too large, in the end I had to purchase a pair of Reef Mallory sandals that were two sizes smaller than I usually wear and that is not very good. Some shops that sell Reef shoes have only the US sizes in stock so be very careful because they are not the same as UK or European sizes.
My Reef Mallory sandals cost £28 and I think that is not good value because they do not feel or wear like a high quality pair of summer shoes. They keep my feet cool but that is only because they do not have any sides or top and the sole is very uncomfortable.
2 Dooyoo Stars.