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Reef Women's Star Cushion Flip Flops 194511 27% off Reef Women's Star Cushion Flip Flops $23.95 - $24.95
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Reef Men's Zen Flip Flops 194503 Reef Men's Zen Flip Flops $37.95 Keen Women's Waimea H2 Flip Flop 49766 Keen Women's Waimea H2 Flip Flop $54.95 112 Reviews
Volcom Men's Recliner Sandals - 202413 202413 Volcom Men's Recliner Sandals - 202413 $34.00
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Reef Women's Dreams Sandals 204679 27% off Reef Women's Dreams Sandals $24.95 $34.00
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Sanuk Women's Yoga Mat Flip Flops 35748 Sanuk Women's Yoga Mat Flip Flops $29.95 - $30.00 19 Reviews
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ECCO Women's Breeze Cross Strap Sandals 145636 ECCO Women's Breeze Cross Strap Sandals $109.95
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ECCO Women's Groove T-Strap Sandal 114716 ECCO Women's Groove T-Strap Sandal $119.95 Reef Men's Stinger Flip Flops 194493 Reef Men's Stinger Flip Flops $46.00 Keen Women's Venice H2 Sandal 22315 Keen Women's Venice H2 Sandal $94.95 - $95.00 313 Reviews
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Keen Men's Clearwater CNX Sandals - 168809 168809 27% off Keen Men's Clearwater CNX Sandals - 168809 $72.95 - $100.00
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Keen Women's Rose Sandals 168812 Keen Women's Rose Sandals $85.00
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Reef Men's Phantom Player Sandals 206568 25% off Reef Men's Phantom Player Sandals $35.95 $48.00
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Dansko Women's Janie Slide Sandals 170455 Dansko Women's Janie Slide Sandals $134.95
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Dansko Women's Jovie Sandals 170454 Dansko Women's Jovie Sandals $134.95
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Volcom Men's Vocation Sandals 206231 26% off Volcom Men's Vocation Sandals $16.95 $23.00
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ECCO Women's Offroad Lite Cheja Sandals 171389 ECCO Women's Offroad Lite Cheja Sandals $129.95
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Keen Men's Newport H2 Sandal 16619 Keen Men's Newport H2 Sandal $100.00 364 Reviews
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ECCO Women's Chiappo Sandals 171992 ECCO Women's Chiappo Sandals $129.95
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ECCO Women's All Terrain Lite Sandals 171977 ECCO Women's All Terrain Lite Sandals $99.95
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Teva Men's Mush II Sublimation Flip Flops 171068 30% off Teva Men's Mush II Sublimation Flip Flops $18.95 $27.00
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These days, sandals can be broken down into two broad categories, performance sandals and lifestyle sandals.

Performance sandals, or “sport sandals,” are designed to work hard for you. With sturdy Velco laces or straps, these are designed to fit securely but comfortably onto the foot while offering excellent protection, ventilation and traction in both wet and dry environments. Performance sandals are essentially designed to act like a shoe, but without much of the material that would normally cover your foot. These are sandals to wear walking along the slippery rocks next to a stream, hiking a hot desert trail, or wading onto an ocean reef – as well as kicking around town.

Lifestyle sandals (also known as casual sandals) are made to look good and feel good on your foot. That’s it. They include flip-flops or thongs, slide sandals (which have no strap to slip between your toes), and fashion sandals (Forget about it. You are not rich enough to look good in these). Lifestyle sandals are the footwear of choice for when you aren’t doing much of anything at all -- like walking along the beach, after the big game, or vegging by the pool.

If you are planning to walk on anything besides carpet, suburban sidewalk or sand, go for a performance sandal. Look for the best designs from Keen, Merrell and Bite.

These days, Keen and Merrell sandals show up at trailheads where only boots have gone before. With excellent stability, ventilation, traction and usually some type of toe protection, these shoe-like sandals are the perfect choice for a casual, fair weather hike, and usually come in men’s and women’s colors. Plus, most models are built to not slip on your foot in wet conditions, then dry fast when you emerge -- so you can walk right through that stream or wade across a river without regretting it all day. Bite, a company that was born from long walks down the fairway, specializes in high-performance athletic sandals for golfers, as well as a men’s and women’s line of sandals for running, fishing and everyday active wear.

Performance sandals are built for function. The downside is usually that they are heavier and have more material area touching the foot than thongs or slide sandals. If you are not sloshing through rivers, climbing aboard rickety Panamanian busses or charging up a desert mesa, you don’t need all that extra shoe.

Lifestyle or casual sandals are your answer. The pros: The only way to get more ventilation is to be barefoot. The cons: Most lifestyle sandals fall off at the flick of a foot, and offer very little protection. But who needs protection at a luau?

For lifestyle or casual sandals, you can’t go wrong with surf culture. Quiksilver or Reef are your cool bets. Lightweight but rugged enough to take years of abuse, they have helped millions of surfers relax in style over the years. When you want more cushion and a sportier style, look to Nike – which has taken years of experience in athletic shoe design and applied it to your anything-but-athletic wear – comfort, comfort and comfort. Adidas is also famous among athletes for their after-sport slip sandals with a massaging footbed – perfect to slip into after a big game. These are the perfect “after cleat” sandals.

Of course, you could still wrap your foot in a greasy animal carcass, but that wouldn’t smell as nice, now, would it?
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