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~*~ Reef Mallory Flip Flops ~*~
Another pair of flip flops from my ever growing collection . I do love flips flops I find them so comfortable and easy to wear , unless it is raining or snowing I am usually wearing a pair , and use them as slippers around the house when its warmer.
This pair of Reef Mallory flips flops I have had for 3 years now , and I have owned other Reef flip flops before, as have my children.
They are available online and in stores , I bought mine from a local surf shop for £15 , which is an average price.
They are available in all different coloured styles . The ones I have are the same colour as the picture.
~*~ The Flip Flops ~*~
The flip flops are black with a coloured and pattered strap. The foot bed is made of a rubber and very sturdy yet comfortable , there is a arch support molded into it, and your foot fits very well into them.
The is a Reef logo embedded under the heel part .
The strap is made of a woven nylon fabric , the nylon is tough and will not loosen or go out of shape after the initial wearing in. It is lined with soft polyester webbing, this stops any rubbing and irritation.
The colouring on the strap is quite hard to see in the picture , but its made up of pink, blue , white and black fibers woven together in a kind of basket style weave .
In the middle of the strap is another Reef logo , its made of nubuck leather and only small symbol , looks rather like a modern tulip flower to me.
The toe post is made of woven polyester and is soft enough for comfort , while being strong enough to last.
The sizing is true to size, I have only ever bought my real size a size 3 or a small , and the children's sizes are equally average , I have never had to order up a size.
~*~ In Use ~*~
The flip flops were very easy to wear straight away, the strap didn't feel tight , and after the 1st day of wear I was very pleased with the fit .
I have found this true of all the Reef flip flops I have owed , I have never experienced any rubbing or chaffing from the straps.
The support of the arch and the thickness and strength from the foot bed are excellent . They are strong and sturdy, whilst being lightweight and comfortable.
I personally think this is where a more expensive pair of flip flops wins over the cheap and cheerful £2 pairs .
You can , and I have , walked miles and miles is scorching hot sun in these , I took them to Florida on holiday the last time we went . Walking around the theme parks , you don't realize just how far you are walking , but after a full on day and evening and having worn them for 15 hours on average in a day there was no pain to my feet at all .
Where as I find with cheap flip flops after an hour or 2 they are beginning to ache the sole and arch of my foot and it starts to feel like you are walking bare foot as there just isn't the support.
They are great at the beach or round the pool . They dry easily and quickly if they get wet , and the straps are showing no signs of damage from the water of the chlorine of the pool.
~*~ Thoughts ~*~
An all round great pair of flips flops , mine will certainly be coming on holiday with me again this year . They are comfortable , hard wearing and good quality.
Ideal for the beach to wear with shorts , with a bikini round the pool , and they even look nice enough with linen trousers on an evening out.
When I bought my 1st pair I did think the foot beds were a little boring as most of my flip flops have bright flunky patterns on the foot bed , but with wear this always fades and starts to look scruffy, and can sometimes dye the colour of you feet , so these have actually come up trumps in the plain foot bed as any wear doesn't show , they also don't make your feet black either.
Another nice thing about the design is the logos , whilst you can see they are a pair of Reefs and I would be able to tell as i'm a flip flop-holic , they are not covered in loud tacky logos making them more suitable for everyone of any age .
3 years on and still looking good , and currently my 2nd favourite pair of flip flops [ after the Animal Swish ones] Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would certainly buy again.
5 out of 5