Gear Review

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Reef Mick Fanning Signature Sandal mtnweekly.com

First Impression: I have had several flip-flops or sandals over the years, when I saw a pair of Reef Fanning Sandals on sale for 40% off, I jumped at the offer. I had a pair for two years and they were some of the best flip-flops I have ever owned. With Red Rocks and warm Colorado weather just around the corner a new pair of sandals were in order. I like the classic black color and the extra cushion under the heel. A unique feature of the Fanning Sandal is it has a bottle opener on the bottom part of the sandal. Although I am capable of opening a bottle with a lighter as well as other tools, this feature might come in handy from time to time.

Construction: The Fanning Sandal in made of rubber, leather and plastic with a small metal bottle opener. The design is durable, comfortable and easy to wash. With a cushioned air pad under the heel, these sandals are made for comfort. A great feature for those long summer festivals and nights at Red Rocks.

Style: Reef makes stylish sandals that are well built as well as comfortable. I like the all black sandal with a small silver logo. The Bottom of the sandal is tan with a small black portion under the ball of the foot. The bottle opener is a nice touch and might help your style when you’re on the beach or away from the masses.

Field Testing: The Fanning Sandal held up well both inside and outside. The Sandal did not slip when walking in small puddles of water near swimming pools. It also held up well at Red Rocks and the Mile High Music Festival. When the sandals got dirty I either hosed them down in the backyard, or threw them in the washing machine. The sandals worked well while riding my bike and were comfortable on small hikes in the Colorado foothills. After one season I noticed small wear on the area between the toes and slight wear under the ball of the foot.

Durability: The Sandals are extremely durable, easy to wash and comfortable. Well worth the money and I have received several complements on the sandals. Reef makes several other models if you decide you do not need a bottle opener on your flip-flops.

Overall Impression: The Fanning Sandal is an essential part of my summer attire and the best sandal I have ever owned. I have traveled across the country with these flip-flops and they have gone the distance for me. I have been very happy with their durability and style. When you are at a festival or photographing a concert at Red Rocks you need a sandal that will be comfortable, durable and will go the distance. The Fanning Sandal by Reef covers all these aspects and is my shoe of choice for these types of events.

Sizes: Standard shoe sizes (Size 10 Men’s used for testing)

Colors; Various Colors available (Black Used for Testing)