June 2, 2014
Being a Shimano Guy, I tend to be a little biased when rating their products. However, with these sandals, they speak for themselves! I bought them primarily for boat fishing, as I do a lot of standing. And I am on my second major back surgery, so buying quality foot wear is very important to me. And these sandals are of very high quality. They are very comfortable as they are durable. And they feel like you are walking on air, and have an arch. Similar to the Crocs. Except they are closed at the heel. And they are incredibly light. They also grip very well to the boat deck. And they do not slip off when they get wet, like the Crocs do when wet. They also have a D Ring on the top side of the shoe. Which I presume is for securing a wader band strap and hook to the shoe. However, do not hold me to that. The very few issues I have with them are trivial, yet should be mentioned. The Velcro strap on the outside of the shoe I can see wearing over time, and not secure well. A very good idea another reviewer had with this strap was to glue it permanently shut. They are also cut big. For instance, I normally wear a size 13. It was too big, so I went with a size 12, which fit perfectly. If the sandal is too big, it will act like a flip flop when walking. I wish Shimano would make a closed sandal, for complete protection from UV Rays. For now, I will gladly lather up my feet with sun block. In all, a very good, super comfortable boat/fishing shoe. And Tackle Direct has them priced right.
Pros:Super comfortable and light weight, Durable, Grips very well on boat deck, Feet will not slip out of the sandal when wet, Affordable
Cons:Sized 1 size big, Velcro strap will wear over time, incomplete protection from UV Rays