Rated1out of5byTHERESA of the OCfromOuch!!I have several pairs of Havaianas flip flops and love them for the durability and comfort. However, I have high arches and wanted to try to find a pair of flip flops that have arch support and also the durability and comfort that the Havaianas possess.
I found these flip flops at REI and wore them during vacation the following weekend. They felt very conforming to my feet early on and appreciated the support that I was not getting with the flat Havaianas. However, within a couple hours, the tops of my feet were sore and I was already getting redness and chaffing from the shoes where the stitching is located. The stitching really dug into the skin.
This is not a shoe where the stitching will relax and conform. I really wanted them to work because of the perceived durability, arch support, comfort and sleek style. Looks can be deceiving and thankfully, REI took them back, no problem.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated5out of5byKate swimsfromDaily ChacosSeveral family members recommended Chacos to me, and after I caved and bought a pair, I wore them almost daily for two years..til yesterday when a strap finally gave out. I do everything in them, from boating to hiking (miles over rough terrain) to rock-hopping with my boys. The soles last forever and have great arch support. I popped into an REI store today and bought a new pair in the Summer Sunset color. The color pops. The green is more vibrant than pictured, and there is a thin, purple line along the bottom with a bit of sheen. My last pair had a leather strap and stretched a tiny bit too much over time, possibly because I boat in them also, but aside from that, are in excellent shape - - almost like new. In fact, I think I'll get the strap fixed at a cobbler shop at some point. The new flips have webbing straps and shouldn't stretch much if at all. Same sturdy, supportive design. I couldn't be more pleased.
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated2out of5byCaliMamafromNot as comfortable as my old onesI wanted to add to my Chaco collection. Ive had a pair forever that I love and it shows :) The straps on these and the shape of the footbed is great but the footbed is just too hard . Not at all like the other pair I have so Im guessing it might just be the Fathom line. I can wear these for short times but wouldnt dream of trying a whole day walking around. Too much like pounding on cement. (and according to the kid, they make a lot more noise than my others, alerting him that I am coming. Good for him maybe but I like more stealth shoes)
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated3out of5byPhoebeFossilfromGreat flip flops, but size has changed..I LOVE Chaco sandals, and have had a pair for years. Decided to invest in a new pair of flip flops, so ordered my regular Chaco size 7. Unfortunately, the flips are apparently a different sizing, so the sandals are a bit too long, and the 6 will be too small. I put them side by side with my old chaco strap sandals and the flips are a good inch longer. Otherwise, they are great - tons of arch support, durable, simple, and sturdy.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated2out of5byPurplespedfromNot what I'd hoped.Not a comfortable shoe.
Date published: 2013-05-19
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