Olukai Sandal Review
Living in So Cal, shorts, t-shirts and flaps are pretty standard gear for me to wear just about every day. Whether going to work, dinner or a ballgame, that about sums up my wardrobe. Yeah…my wife makes fun of me and occasionally she’ll get me to go a bit less casual, but even in jeans, flip-flops are the norm.
So what does that mean…..a closet full of sandals. I have them all: Reefs, Oakley, Sanuk and the list keeps going.
What do they all have in common? They don’t have great foot support, and they all end up smelling after getting them wet. Oh…I forgot to mention, I fish in them as well.
I’m a pretty cheap guy by nature….just ask my friend. Or maybe it’s more that I’m just frugal and don’t like spending a ton of cash on what I perceive as disposable items….like flaps. I seem to go through them every couple of months. So when a buddy suggested that I try the OluKai Sandal, my first thought was: I’ll never spend $65 or more on a pair of flip-flops.
Well fortunately, my buddy owns a tackle shop and told me that if I didn’t like them, bring them back, in any condition, after wearing them for a month. So here we are, a month after the show, and I have no intention of returning them.
They are by far the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. I have spent several days fishing in them and they offer great support when standing in the cockpit all day.
I’ve noticed that my feet aren’t nearly as tired or sore after a long day on the water, and best of all: THEY DON’T SMELL. Maybe that part is a personal problem, but I like to think we all have our issues.
The sandals are very well built and feel like they will stand the test of time. The insole material is “cushiony” which takes the stress of the heel and ball of the foot. They dry out quickly and actually have arch support. What other flaps have that?
Looks like I will be slowly retiring my collection of gimmicky sandals with bottle openers in favor of one’s that actually help my feet. After a full day of fishing, the last thing I want is to feel like I’m walking on pins and needles. Mission accomplished.
If you want to try a pair of these on, Dana Landing in San Diego has a great selection. Do yourself a favor, like I did, and give them a shot.