Freewaters GPS Sandal Review
A legtimately supportive camp sandal at a reasonable price.
“I burn through several pairs of flip-flops every summer, because I always buy the lightest, cheapest pair I can find to pack as camp shoes. The perennial sacrifice: durability and any semblance of foot support. Enter the GPS. It has way more support than cheapies, thanks to the injection-molded arch area. And Freewaters uses a special version of Therm-a-Rest’s RidgeRest sleeping pad material to create a super-comfy, ridged footbed. I found them perfect as warm-weather camp shoes during eight days in the Jordanian desert. The GPS sandals are made to last with waterproof synthetic-leather straps and a firm rubber heel insert to protect the outsole from wear.” $40; 7.1 oz. (7); m’s 7-13; freewaters.com
Sandal-loving, warm-weather campers
Other tester: Dennis Lewon
When Nov. to March
Where MA, CO, VT, UT, Jordan
“The ridged footbed feels so good underfoot, I wear these at home, too.”