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How We Tested Flip-Flop Sandals

Thursday May 10, 2018

This group of flip-flops got put through the wringer by multiple testers over the course of several months of use in the mountains and lakes of the Tahoe area and the Sierra Eastside. They scrambled, swam, hiked long distances, trod different airports and kicked back and BBQ'd. Our testers are longtime flip-flop advocates with strong opinions about what a flip-flop should deliver and what it should be capable of. We rely on our flops to take us on our day to day adventures but we also use them as casual wear and use them for social occasions ranging from coffee, to a first date and sometimes even wedding footwear, so style is important to us.

We were sure to put each and every flip-flop that we tested through the full gamut of activities. Some did well in steep terrain; others did well on bare granite slabs while some totally floundered when they got wet. We are not people who are easy on gear. This review is for people who love a good flop and know that investing in a decent pair is going to pay big dividends in the long run.