Too complicated for a flip flop

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chaco loyalist from Minnesota on Saturday, June 14, 2014
These sandals were a good price and had common elements with the best flip flop in the world, another Chaco that I think has been discontinued. Since my favorite Chaco flip flops bit the dust two years ago (after two years of regular use), I've now tried two other kinds. My first and favorite had leather foot pad and foot straps, but the part between the toes was the canvas type fabric. It was perfect. Whentgey broke, I tried to get the sand pair but was informed it was discontinued. So, I got the replacement model. That was the same, except the part that went between the toes was leather and you could adjust the length by pulling the leather toe cord through the leather part that goes over the foot and tying a knot at your desired tightness. Maybe a good idea, but the most annoying flip flop in practice. Leather doesn't stay the same length, it stretches- especially when wet. I still word these flip flops until they broke, but I cursed them every time I out them on because the fit was always changing and needing adjustment.

So after they broke, I got these- my third Chaco flip flops. These are the second flop. I think they are over engineered. I prefer the simple flip flop design to having two bands go over the toe. It's blister city on feet that are very accustomed to wearing flip flops, the traditional style Chaco and other sandals. If I had more time I cared little about, I would spend it returning these. I don't even think they are worth the $25 I paid. Conversely, the first pair - the best pair - was worth evey cent of the $80 I spent. One thing that's great in all of them is the design of the sole. I wear them in my kitchen when I'm standing and cooking a lot and it makes a big improvement on my posture and back pain - especially when I was pregnant.
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