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Old 06-30-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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Are the stylish Reefs just as comfortable as the typical ones? Or would I be sacrificing comfort for fashion so to speak?

So you think it's worth buying a couple of pairs? That's kinda pricey for a sandal but I'm willing to do it if they are really that great. I'd probably just buy one pair and see how they are before investing in another one.

Let's say that I buy Reefs....does that mean there's no need to invest in a walking sandal? They do seem to look better than walking sandals. There aren't too many occasions where I do "a lot" of walking but I'd rather stay away from the sneakers if I can get away with it.
Buy one to start off with. If you love them, buy another. You can always find a less pricey pair to switch off with but wear the Reefs when more walking is involved. There are a lot of comfy flip flops out there. I just find that Reefs are still comfortable after 6 hours of walking when some other brands are not.

I think you'll find all Reef's to be comfortable but try some on and see.
Honestly, I think the walking sandles are ugly. But they do look like they would be comfortable and safer to walk in on some terrain than a flip flop. But if you're just walking around town, I think the Reef's with work just fine.

You can find some deals on Reefs now and then. I've seen stores put them on sale, etc. I've even seen them in Marshalls, if you have one of those.

Here's a pair for $25 (20 + shipping)
Amazon.com: REEF Stuyak Mens Sandals - Dark Brown: Shoes
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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My rule of thumb: Wear black shoes with black or grey, brown shoes with brown or blue and either color shoes with all other colors.
So, with green, for example, you would wear either, unless it had a brown design or black design on it.
(Of course girls get more creative with shoe colors...LOL)

Assuming you wear khakis or jeans, I'm referring to the shirt color in the above rule.

I guess if you don't wear a lot of black, you really don't need a black pair. But it's good to have more than one pair because if you wear the same shoes everyday, they might get a little smelly
thanks for the advice!
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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Buy one to start off with. If you love them, buy another. You can always find a less pricey pair to switch off with but wear the Reefs when more walking is involved. There are a lot of comfy flip flops out there. I just find that Reefs are still comfortable after 6 hours of walking when some other brands are not.
Sounds like a plan. I am thinking of buying some other type of "sports sandal" but maybe won't have to bother if these are as comfortable as you say.

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I think you'll find all Reef's to be comfortable but try some on and see.
Honestly, I think the walking sandles are ugly. But they do look like they would be comfortable and safer to walk in on some terrain than a flip flop. But if you're just walking around town, I think the Reef's with work just fine.
Yeah a lot of them do tend to look kinda geeky which is making me thinking twice about whether to buy them or not. I don't really do a lot of hiking and for events where I do a lot of walking (like sporting events), I can just wear sneakers.

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You can find some deals on Reefs now and then. I've seen stores put them on sale, etc. I've even seen them in Marshalls, if you have one of those.

Here's a pair for $25 (20 + shipping)
Amazon.com: REEF Stuyak Mens Sandals - Dark Brown: Shoes
thanks for the link!
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I was just gonna buy regular sandals but it seems like most others my age are wearing the flip flops these days and a friend of mine said I'd look good in them so I figured I'd buy a pair. I haven't had much luck finding a comfortable pair that is also stylish (in the past I bought cheap ones from Target, Old Navy, Payless)... Can anyone help? Here are the ones that I'm considering:

Quiksilver
Quiksilver Renovation 2 Sandal at Zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com/product/7520021/color/26517 - broken link)

Chaco
Chaco Fuse EcoTread at Zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com/product/7385754/color/66375 - broken link)

American Eagle
Men's AE Stitched Leather Flip Flop - American Eagle Outfitters

Reef
Leather Smoothy - Multiview

Sperry
Sperry Top-Sider Santa Cruz Thong at Zappos.com

Would any of these be worth buying? Are there any good less expensive options?

I like the Chaco's then the Quicksilver You can always try someplace like Old Navy for cheaper one's if you like?
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I actually just bought a really comfortable and stylish pair of Kenneth Cole Reaction flip-flops at Famous Footwear. They are very comfortable! I don't usually like flipflops at all and opt for sandals,but these were really cute.
J Crew has some stylish ones as well and have heard they are comfortable, I don't have any of them.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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I thought everyone these days wore Rainbows? Or are those "out" this year?
heh. I think that most people that wear Rainbow don't care wuts "in" or "out".

I've been wearin em for years, not gonna stop any time soon.

They last forever, or until your dog gets ahold of em.

Rainbow>Reef

I've also heard good stuff about Scott Hawaii Slippahs.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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heh. I think that most people that wear Rainbow don't care wuts "in" or "out".

I've been wearin em for years, not gonna stop any time soon.

They last forever, or until your dog gets ahold of em.

Rainbow>Reef

I've also heard good stuff about Scott Hawaii Slippahs.
Or until they get stolen when you leave them by the dunes... three times. Grrr.

That being said, I like Rainbows and Reefs and occasionally, Rocketdogs. Rainbows tend to stain your feet when it rains for the first few months... and the sole makes a slushy, gross Birk-type slime. Reefs don't usually do that to me.

I own about 15 pairs of sandals/flops and my MOST comfy ones for all day, lots of walking wear are Born leather sandals. They are extremely comfy, cushioned, GREAT tread on the sole and very trendy looking. I have all kinds of reefs, rainbows, and rd's including canvas, mesh, leather, double sole.. and STILL the Born are the ones I wore to a theme park last week. Plus, I've had them a year and they don't wear like Rainbows/Reefs (which conform to your foot like Birks and lose their uber-comfy once that indentation is settled, in my opinion).

Good luck with your choice. I love shoe shopping.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I like either the Reef ones or the Am Eagle ones. Both of those colors will go great with Khaki shorts. Buy the darker ones, they'll hide dirt better :-)
I bought a pair of Reefs (size 13) and they look like they might be too small. The front and back are ok but my foot is hanging just a tiny bit over the side.

This is the one disadvantage of ordering shoes online...not being able to try them on ahead of time.

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Old 07-04-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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they look too small to me.
nice flops though.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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they look too small to me.
nice flops though.
That's what I thought....they don't have them in 14 so the search continues. Oddly enough the Reef Fannings fit me in the same size. And I've never had to go higher than 13 before.
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