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#1 DaDude

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 00:24

I was never a flip flops person, but recently, I decided to buy a pair and try them out. One thing that bothers me is that after walking in them for a few hours, the straps start to chafe my feet and it hurts. How do so many people wear these everyday for hours without having this issue?


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 00:26

^ Callouses ?

 

filp-flops are Evil !  Outlaw then now,.



#3 shozilla

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 00:33

if you have been wearing flip flops since you were little, you wouldn't have the problem. If you just got them and starting wearing it, you have problem but wear it a little bit a time then at later time, you will have no problem by wearing them longer.

#4 OP DaDude

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:07

Sandals are more comfy for me. Bought my first pair a couple of weeks ago and never have any issues. But flips flops, wow they chafe the feet real nice.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:20

If you want comfy flip flops, you'll have to spend a little more money for nicer ones.

 

I went to an Oakley outlet store and bought a pair of flip flops for $20.. have last me 4 years, and the soles are finally starting to wear down.

 

Can't find the exact one, but this one is similar in design/material:

http://www.oakley.co...asing/10106-001

 

You want to make sure they're not too tight, and that the material between your big toe and second toe is made of fabric not rubber/plastic.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:26

It just depends on the pair, like Spartan Erik mentioned. I have a pair that are really cute but I can't wear them long because they do that. On the other hand I have some soft squishy iPanema ones that are REALLY comfortable and I've almost worn them completely out. Don't let one bad pair put you off them :)



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:28

Nothing beats the comfort of socks and sandals!

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#8 Brian Jackson

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:44

I have flat feet, live in Arizona... flip flops 24x7.  There are kinds I can't wear though.. you really have to find comfortable ones. I always get American Eagle flip flops from Old Navy. Very comfortable!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:52

During the summer I pretty much live in flip flops now. I only wore Chacos and Keens for a while, and hated flip fops, but once I found a pair that were comfy enough I couldn't take them off. Like with Chacos your skin will chafe a little until they are broken in. 



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:56

Flip Flops are good for short distance like walking down a flat sidewalk. I prefer to wear sandals, because they're more secure and more comfortable!



#11 Billus

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:03

I've been wearing flip flops since I can remember. Never experience any discomfort from wearing them but follow what shozilla said. 

 

These are what I wear daily (except in white) and they feel almost like walking bare foot. It's just a habit to get used to.

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:04

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$7.95 from Lowes here in Australia.  I don't buy fancy thongs, I hate getting new ones.  My current ones should last me around 4 - 5 years, and are now molded nicely for my foot.  You do have to wear them for a bit for them to bend and stuff into your foot.

I love them.  But, I'm Australian, they're pretty much required to be worn here if you want to be called an Australian!

Love my thongs.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 19:00

Interesting. My mom is a big flip flops person, so I turned to her for guidance. I told her about the chafing problem I had and she said that I probably bought a bad pair. She said she will gladly take a look at them to see what the problem is. When I showed them to her, she said it was strange I was having issues because they are a very nice pair that I bought. She suspected that probably I need time for my feet to get used to them and I also probably just need to break in the flip flops.

Well I knew all along that I got a good pair. These are actually $40 Gotcha Bahama flip flops, but Sports Authority had a 50% off sale, so I got them for only $20. I got the ones with softest straps too.

Well whatever the case is, I can't wear flip flops for a week until these cuts/scrapes/blister heal. I'll try again next weekend in hopes that my skin toughens up by then.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 19:16

I bought sandals, I just like the way they make me feel more secure in my footwear, I don't have anything against flip flops, just from time to time I have kicked them off accidentally whilst walking.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 20:07

Interesting. My mom is a big flip flops person, so I turned to her for guidance. I told her about the chafing problem I had and she said that I probably bought a bad pair. She said she will gladly take a look at them to see what the problem is. When I showed them to her, she said it was strange I was having issues because they are a very nice pair that I bought. She suspected that probably I need time for my feet to get used to them and I also probably just need to break in the flip flops.

Well I knew all along that I got a good pair. These are actually $40 Gotcha Bahama flip flops, but Sports Authority had a 50% off sale, so I got them for only $20. I got the ones with softest straps too.

Well whatever the case is, I can't wear flip flops for a week until these cuts/scrapes/blister heal. I'll try again next weekend in hopes that my skin toughens up by then.

 

Feet are different. expensive really good footwear that is great for one person could be horrible for another. just because it's a "nice pair" doesn't mean they'll work for you. 





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