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Gear Review

5 5

Instant love affair

I got these today...after anxiously waiting for them to arrive, I instantly put them on and walked around the house making sure the arch support was adequate...then they broke. No joke. I was going up the stairs and the strap broke. Within an hour. Seriously. After all the glowing reviews I've read, after the internal conflict surrounding paying $65 for a pair of flips, they broke. What was worse is that the love affair was already in full-swing. These flipflops are SO very comfortable....so long as you have high arches. There is a very pronounced arch support that flatfooters will dislike. The footbed is total cush and the straps are softy. I was so happy with them. Until...you know. Backcountry is saving the day, though, and sending me a new pair muy pronto and I'm sending these back. I do recommend them...QC issues happen everywhere but I am more than willing to give Olukai another try. They were THAT comfy. I am a regular size 8.5-9 and the Olukai 9 fit perfectly.

UPDATE: A few weeks later...these slaps ROCK. No QC issues with this pair and I'm shopping for another right now because Backcountry made my return so easy. I wore these babies to the Fair where I walked around for 6 hours. On the way home, when my son and hubby were draggin'. I realized my feet were not achey AT ALL. Can't recommend them enough!!