1 out of 1
Excellent look and durability, poor design
July 30, 2013
These are my fourth pair of size 10 Ola'kai flip-flops. The finish and quality of these shoes is unmatched. I loved the look and the durability, but after trying the Hiapos on and wearing them around the house for a few hours, I realized the strap on these shoes runs high over the tops of my feet. I have normal feet, but the strap design created a really uncomfortable fit that caused intense pain preventing me from even trying to break them in. I am not sure if this particular pair was defective or if it is the design of the Hiapos that caused my pain, but I would not recommend this model based on my experience. Again, every other pair of OlaKais I have owned were perfect and I am firmly convinced there is no better maker of flip-flops out there, but this model just failed to provide the comfort I have come to expect. Altrec was quick to refund my money and I bought the OlaKai Ohana model from their site. So, I recommend the OlaKai brand and buying from Altrec, but would not recommend the Hiapos because the strap is affixed too far back towards the heel which causes an intense throbbing pain on the tops of the feet.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: Bad design
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