Spring/Summer Gear Guide: Sanuk Beer Cozy Flip Flops


It’s awfully hard to screw up flip flops. Luckily, Sanuk didn’t. Photo: Courtesy of Sanuk

Writing a gear review for flip flops is a bit like being a food critic and writing a review for meatloaf: Unless you royally screwed the pooch, it’s probably going to be alright.

So, it’s with a great amount of relief that I can announce (having now tested them) that no, Sanuk did not royally screw the pooch with their Beer Cozy Flip Flops ($34). And if that sounds like damning with faint praise then allow me to take it one step further and say that the Beer Cozy Flip Flops are quite possibly the most comfortable flip flops I have ever worn.

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The flip flops are constructed out of the same squishy material that goes into making yoga mats and beer cozies, which, as anyone who has ever done yoga can attest to, feels really comfortable to stand on.

This means that, unlike some other types of flip flops (think “high end” leather flip flops) they don’t take any time to break in — they’re comfortable from the first moment you put them on.

The soft textile strap on the sandals doesn’t chafe in between your toes like some of the rubber straps on cheaper pairs of sandals (think college shower sandals), which is a nice touch because, in my humble estimation, nobody is a big fan of blisters on their feet.

And perhaps the biggest plus side of the flip flops: They’re made entirely from recycled materials, so eco-friendly buyers will have no qualms sporting them.

If there was some negative aspect to these flip flops, I’d write about it here. But honestly, I can’t think of anything. So go out and buy a pair; you’ll be happy you did.

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