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on Jul 18th, 2014 in Best of
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I decided to review Clarks Breeze Sea Flip Flops because they get a five star rating on several sites and hold the top position for women’s flip flops on Amazon.com. They are one of the most expensive pairs of flip flops I’ve ever owned, costing $48.00, but they are still reasonably priced if you agree with the customer reviews.
There are many things people love about Clarks Breeze Sea flip flops. Some reviewers love them because of their comfortable footbed and durable, rubber sole. A lot of reviewers raved about the built in arch support and adjustable straps. Others feel that the Breeze Sea flip flops ease foot problems like plantar fasciitis, sore knees and aching arches. Most people said they were the most comfortable flip flops they’ve ever owned. I couldn’t wait to own a pair once I discovered them online and I knew I wanted them to be the first pair I reviewed.
A little about Clarks Women’s Breeze Sea Flip Flops
- Adjustable synthetic leather straps with “hook and loop” feature
- Rubber sole
- EVA footbed and midsole (synthetic, water-proof material great for shock absorption)
- Heel measures around 1″
- Fabric toe post
- Durable TPR outsole (rubber like, water-proof, mildew-proof) provides traction
- Lightweight (5 oz.)
- Flower print footbed and straps available in many colors (10-12)
- Price Range: $30-$50
My Review: Clarks Women’s Breeze Sea Flip Flops
So, here’s a little background on my feet: I have wide feet with normal arches , as well as a heel spur in my right foot. I am a waitress, so my feet are pretty abused and I have quite a bit of foot pain most days. Since so many reviewers loved the comfort and pain relief they got from their Breeze Sea flip flops, I really wanted to own a pair.
About a month ago, my boyfriend bought me a pair for my birthday. Here are my thoughts on them so far:
- Sizing: I normally wear a size 9 1/2 or a 10 shoe. Clarks doesn’t offer 1/2 sizes, so I went with a size 10 and found that they fit really well. My toes do not hang over and I feel the footbed is wide enough to completely support my foot.
- Weight: They feel very lightweight for 1″ thick flip flops.
- Style/Color choices: I think they are sporty looking and I like all the color options. (Greens, reds, purples, blues, white, teal, pink, etc.) I chose the “pewter” color because I wanted something neutral. The color I got was pretty accurate compared to the picture. (They look a shade darker in person, but I like them.)
- Comfort of footbed and arch support: The footbed is very cushioned and feels thick and supportive in the heel. Since I don’t have a high or low arch, a medium amount of arch support usually helps ease my foot pain and keep me comfortable. When I first started wearing the Breeze Sea flip flops, I found there was very little arch support. Over time, however, I feel like the footbed is molding to my foot shape and I feel more support while wearing them. I love putting them on after a long shift at work. (One small negative I noticed was that they sometimes make a slight squeaking sound when wearing them all day. This only happened twice.)
- Comfort of adjustable straps: The straps adjust easily and give a nice range of width. So far, I haven’t felt any rubbing or irritation from the material. (One part of the strap kept folding under and rubbing my foot, but I’ve gotten the kink out of it that was causing the issue.) The straps feel very secure and my feet don’t slide around within the flip flops.
- Sole: The soles are thick rubber that feel a little platform-like, but not uncomfortably so. I wear them around the house, when I go out and while I’m riding my bicycle. I have worn them on long walks outside and have not felt any thing poking through the footbed. They feel very durable and protective (for flip flops).
- Wet Conditions: I have worn these a few times during heavy rainstorms and was really happy with how much traction they had and how little my foot moved on the wet footbed. They dried very quickly and I never really felt that nasty, wet, sticky feeling that some flip flops leave you with.
- Wear and Tear: The flower design on the footbed is starting to wear away, but not the footbed itself. The side of the flip flops are the white footbed, so they get dirty fairly easily, but are also easy to wipe clean with soap and water. The straps and sole show little to no wear and feel broken-in, but not worn out.
- Break-in Period: These flip flops were comfortable as soon as I put them on. (My boyfriend tried them on and agreed they felt pretty awesome.) After about 2 weeks, the footbed started to conform more to my foot shape and felt more supportive.
Overall, I am really enjoying my Breeze Sea flip flops and I feel like they are a good value for the price. I can see why so many people gave them 5 stars and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a little arch support, and a lot of comfort and durability.
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