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Gear Review: Flip-Flops

These four flip flops are made with the outdoor enthusiast in mind–massaging footbeds, illuminating LED lights, sturdy straps, and rock-solid arch support are just some of their sporty features.
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Teva Illum
Here’s a bright idea: Mount little LED headlights on your flips, so midnight bathroom runs don’t turn into faceplants. Each foot casts a bright beam about 8 feet into the night. Batteries are replaceable (they are 3-volt, coin-style batteries like in watches) and the LED light is detachable. The flips themselves are extremely comfy—cushy and contoured, made from quick-dry synthetic material and a sticky rubber outsole. Bummer: During a battery swap, one of the two little plastic tabs that hold the light to the sandal broke off. It is possible to remount it, but the attachment is less than secure.

The Stats:
Cost: $50 for synthetic straps; $60 for leather straps
Weight: 12.4 oz. (Women’s 8)
Women’s 5-11; Men’s 7-14

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