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Pros Ultra cushioned and good for recovery, supportive, excellent tractionAttractive, supportive, comfortable, adjustable strapExcellent traction, built in orthotics, very stableAnkle strap, water resistant, durable, lightweightVery comfortable, grippy footbed, stable
Cons Straps are very sharp when new, height can be unstable, slippery when wetStiff, 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 big
Bottom Line This flop is super thick with a rocker-shaped sole to provide maximum comfort for sore and tired feetStylish, 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 support
Rating Categories Ora Recovery Flip Birkenstock Gizeh Vionic Tide II Astral Rosa OluKai Ohana - Women's
Comfort (25%)
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9
8
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10
Support & Stability (20%)
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10
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Durability (15%)
8
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8
Water Resistance (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs Ora Recovery Flip Birkenstock Gizeh Vionic Tide II Astral Rosa OluKai Ohana -...
Sole material Rubber EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) TPR (thermoplastic rubber) Granite Grip rubber Non-marking rubber or gum rubber
Footbed material EVA Cork lined with suede EVA Dual-density EVA Molded EVA with soft ICEVA drop-in footbed
Strap Material Jersey textile 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
Width of Strap (inches) Footbed 4 min, straps 24 min with only slight damp on underside 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"
Length of size 9 (inches) 11.5" 10.625" (size 39) 10.25" (size 8) 10.5" 10.75"
Length of toe box (just above toe post) (inches) 1.75" 1.25" 2" (size 8) 1.75" 1.75"
Weight (pair) (ounces) 10.5 oz 13.5 oz 12.8 oz (size 8) 12.7 oz (11.8 oz w/o ankle straps) 13.7 oz
Dry time after being fully submerged Footbed mostly dry at 8 min, straps still very damp at 15 min but feel fine to wear 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
Unique features Early stage meta-rockered shape 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
Animal products? No Yes Yes No No
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