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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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Chaco Flip EcoTread
For summer wardrobes consisting of pair after pair of flip flops, the EcoTreads are an active, all-day performance superstar. A waffle-stamped, contoured footbed offers great support and comfort—thanks to a deep heel cup and pronounced arch support. The webbed straps make them quick-drying and practical for grungy pursuits like weekend car-camping, short hikes, and all-day festivals in grassy fields. One tester found the wider straps stayed on her foot really well — even in flip-flop hell, sand. The low-profile rubber outsole (made of 25% recycled rubber, hence the name “EcoTread”) makes for decent traction on a variety of surfaces. Note: Sizes run small.

The Stats:

Price: $50
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. (Women’s 8)
Sizes: Women’s 5-12 ; Men’s 7-15
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