TOP 5 FLIP-FLOPS
Some of the best flip-flops I have ever owned can be found below… Just do me one favour…. please don’t do the standard travelling thing and decided not too buy them because they are slightly on the expensive side.
I promise, promise, promise you a good pair of flip-flops are worth their weight in gold!
I don’t know about you but every time I buy a pair of cheap flip-flops they are guaranteed to break within 5 weeks. WORST OF ALL they always manage to break at the cruellest possible moment. One pair of these so called ‘cheap’ flip-flops broke, as I was tightrope walking along a wall to avoid an overflowing sewer drain in Cambodia. Can you guess what happened next?
Yeap, that’s right. My flip-flops broke and I fell head first into the dirty, grimy sewer water. It wasn’t my proudest moment but it definitely was my smelliest!
So on with my top 5 flip-flop brands in descending order.
God save our precious Rainbow flip-flops! Original hand made in a Laguna Beach garage (California, USA) in 1974 by a guy called Jay Longley these flip-flops are still THE Californian flip-flop. These amazing flip-flops still come with a guarantee that if they break before they should you get a brand new pair. These beauties have been my brand for the past 10 years – ever since I bought my first one in San Diego!
Well… what can I say about Havaianas? If you’ve ever travelled before you will definitely have seen other backpackers wearing them. People swear by Havaianas so they can’t all be wrong. They are cheap, light, easy, good-looking and more importantly durable. My mate Johnny swears by them and I trust him implicitly.
These flip-flops make me laugh – they are 100% a total rip off of Havaianas. So much so that in the beginning I refused to buy them because they looked like fake Havai’s. But alas – I was wrong. These are in fact a kosher brand of flip-flop that are as comfortable, if not more, than Havianas. They’re also cheaper which is an added bonus!
These flip-flops are bigger than Havai’s and Rainbow’s… but man, oh man are they comfy! Some designs make you look like a 40-year-old geography teacher but when Reef gets the design right they really pull it out of the bag! It’s also been my experience that these flip-flops are indestructible so if you actually are lucky enough to find a style that makes you look good buy at least 4 pairs! You’ll thank me for this nugget of information!
Hmmm… I debated about putting these in because, lets face it, they are not what I consider as cool and good looking flips-flops like Havi’s or Rainbows. However… ever single medical nurse I have ever seen or met wear them. When asked why, they simply answer that they are the most comfortable footwear you can ever wear, especially when you have to be on your feet for 13 hours straight. Now backpackers walk around a lot and stand a lot so naturally these would be an ideal choice. To try or not to try that is the question… maybe next year 😉