"Outstanding platform for water and desert use"
I live in Austin. Flip Flops are de riguer for all applications here 9 months out of the year. After blowing through a pair of Tevas every year for the past five, I finally kicked down for these Olukai Ohanas. I can't possibly be more impressed. The flips feel great, have awesome traction, and allow me to feel confident that my feet aren't going over the side into the sharp dry st. Augustine grass that passes for lawns here.Plus, if you're so inclined, when people ask who makes 'em, you can shout: "OLUKAI!" and make a face like a samoan warrior. Nevermind that the model name of the shoe translates to "family."
God taketh away and God giveth I was heartbroken when my chaco sandals died but now I see it was for a reason: to find these amazing sandals. They are the most comfortable I have ever had. A few highlights:a) Unbelievably soft leather that feels great and keeps your foot cool. It makes you want to pet the sandal with your toes. It's also held up.b) the sole provides good support in a relatively low-profile way, making for a light and comfortable walking sandal.c) it's so comfortable.