Reef® Fanning Leather Sandals for Men - Brown/Brown
A good investment, not a throw away
I purchased the original model of the Fannings when they came out and they are still going strong today. UV exposure, wear and tear, and salt water have taken their toll on the synthetic materials.
That is why I purchased the leather series. The leather will wear in nicely and weathering will only give them more character. These flips have good support and are relatively rigid making them a good choice if you have foot or back issues.
The soles are durable and the material will not concave like the Reef Phantoms do after a season of heavy wear. They are indeed more expensive but you will save money in the long run by not replacing them every year.
RIP Jose Wejebe
June 27, 2014
I've had two pairs of these flip flops for about a year. I wear one pair to work(college professor) almost every day year round. They were comfortable right out of the box and feel even better after daily wear for a year. They still look pretty good too.
I wear my 2nd pair fishing on my boat. Both pairs get tossed in the washer periodically to freshen them up. The leather doesn't seem to be damaged by wash water or detergent.
Those of you concerned with the silly bottle openers on the sole tearing up wood staircases, snagging berber carpet , gouging gelcoat on the boat or beating up the washing machine simply remove them. I removed mine with a hammer, flat screw driver and vise grip pliers. Took a little bitt of effort, but they came out clean.
June 5, 2013
Great comfort & fit!!
These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever had!
July 12, 2012
FIst Time Sandal Buyer
44 year old man, never fan of flip flop style since I can never find one comfortable.
These felt like I had them for months- extremely comfortable!
The bottle top opener is a good converstaion piece as well.
Although $50, you get what you pay for and these will last for years.
June 13, 2012