Birkenstock Gizeh
Vionic Tide II
OluKai 'Ohana
Olukai Lala
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Pros Attractive, supportive, comfortable, adjustable strapExcellent traction, built in orthotics, very stableAnkle strap, water resistant, durable, lightweightVery comfortable, grippy footbed, stableComfortable, well-made, attractive
Cons Stiff, breaking in takes timeRuns big, arch support can hurt if you're not used to itContouring by toes is oddly placed, ankle strap can slipSporty look, runs a bit bigExpensive, narrow
Bottom Line Stylish, comfortable, and highly supportive, it's an amazing and durable sandal that can handle all manner of activitiesHighly stable with impressive traction, it even has built-in orthotics for some of the best support you can get from a flip flopWith great stability from its ankle strap, good water resistance, and decent traction, this is a must-have for the versatile summer adventurerA superbly comfortable flip flop that handles water well and provides good supportA fashion-forward sandal that can also handle water and tricky terrain
Rating Categories Birkenstock Gizeh Vionic Tide II Astral Rosa OluKai Ohana OluKai Lala
Comfort (25%)
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8
Support & Stability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs Birkenstock Gizeh Vionic Tide II Astral Rosa OluKai Ohana OluKai Lala
Sole material EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) TPR (thermoplastic rubber) Granite Grip rubber Non-marking rubber or gum rubber Non-marking molded rubber with traction pods
Footbed material Cork lined with suede EVA Dual-density EVA Molded EVA with soft ICEVA drop-in footbed Molded polyurethane wrapped in full-grain leather
Strap Material Birko-flor (PVC) lined with fleece Woven textile fabric and leather with foam lining Cushioned synthetic leather with knit liner, ankle strap: polyester webbing Water-resistant synthetic nubuck leather lined with quick-drying jersey knit Full-grain leather with microfiber lining
Width of Strap (inches) Varied: .75"-2" across top of foot, vertical strap starts at .75" and finishes at 1.5" over toe post 1" Main: .625"-1", add-on webbing strap: .5" 1" 1.5" at side of foot, 3.5" vertically from top of foot to toe post
Length of size 9 (inches) 10.625" (size 39) 10.25" (size 8) 10.5" 10.75" 10.375"
Length of toe box (just above toe post) (inches) 1.25" 2" (size 8) 1.75" 1.75" 1.75"
Weight (pair) (ounces) 13.5 oz 12.8 oz (size 8) 12.7 oz (11.8 oz w/o ankle straps) 13.7 oz 14.3 oz
Dry time after being fully submerged Damp but very wearable at 26 min, underside of strap over an hour to fully dry Footbed 4 min, straps only slightly damp after 30 min Footbed dry to touch at 7 min but damp with weight until 15 min, main straps dry in 22 min, webbing straps damp but good at 30 min Feels damp but good by 11 min, fully dry in 40 min Footbed 4 min, straps 25 min
Unique features Adjustable strap, contoured footbed that molds to feet Built-in orthotic Extra strap converts flip flop into a hikable sandal ICEVA (soft EVA) drop-in footbed Hand-sewn toe post for comfort
Animal products? Yes Yes No No Yes
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