Brooke Berry (@brooklynhawaii)
Confession: I have never owned a pair of flip-flops until this summer uncomfortable rubber band between my toes less than ideal, especially if you can opt for boat shoes and other breathable shoes that will not expose your toes.If you are the type (like me) who wears socks to sleep, you will feel comfortable On my recent trip to Hawaii, possibly the only state in the US where flip flops are more popular than sneakers, I thought this was the perfect time to give the classic sandal style a shot before I foiled them forever.
Since flip-flops are the best choice for shoes to overcome the heat in the state of Aloha and relieve my luggage for the five-day journey, I needed it A pair of flip-flops that are versatile and comfortable enough to be the only shoes in my carry-on luggage – a serious challenge for a sneakerhead. Luckily (and surprisingly) I did not have to look too closely to find my match.
My search began and ended with Havaianas, the brand that brought flip-flops to the map in 1962. For 57 years, the Brazilian brand's classic rubber flip flops have been a top-selling sandal, but they offer much more than just an affordable style. When searching through the immense offers on Havaianas.com, especially a couple stood out. Comfort, durability and great style were all important factors that I considered when choosing the perfect flip-flops for every activity on my trip. This option with leather straps seemed to be an absolute winner.
Just as with the selection of your sneakers for the season, comfort is paramount. Not all footbeds are the same, and when I saw those bad guys had double density rubber soles, I was pretty sure they had the perfect amount of pillows to get my feet up on the sandy beach of Wakiki and on the streets of Honolulu protect. What really surprised me, however, was the comfort I felt as I carried these flip-flops on a 30-minute hike on the north coast of Oahu. The thick sole protected the bottom of my feet from the rocky terrain, while the crazy-soft top layer matched the shape of my feet. For a man who is used to high-quality sneaker support, this style is the best choice for maximum comfort.
If you're wondering how my flip flops lasted after the moderate hike, I can honestly say they looked the same after flushing dirt from the trail. I will never know how these Havaianas fell apart, but I could carry them to dinner that night without worrying about a flip-flop malfunction.
Part of what makes these comfortable sandals an ingenious choice for your next vacation is their day-to-night appeal. Genuine leather straps emphasize the flip-flop style to refine your board shorts for the beach bar, but also give your linen pants a laid-back feel for a night in the city. While most leather sandals on the market can cost as much as your everyday sneakers, these Havaianas are available at retail for a reasonable price of $ 48.
Although I was happy to return to my precious, well-curated sneaker collection, I am still shocked that my feet felt so much during countless hours in the city of Honolulu. Have I really misjudged flip-flops all the time? I'm sure there are more than a great pair of flip-flops on the market, but these affordable and comfortable Havaianas have enabled me to enjoy every minute of my vacation while saving some money on frozen cocktails. Maholo, Havaianas.