I know that the Reef Surfer flip flops aren’t really made for and worn exclusively by surfers. I get that that the image printed across the flip flops of a silhouette of a surfer shredding it on a curling wave is a bit over the top. But I don’t care. These flip flops don’t take themselves too seriously so neither will I. They’re fun; in the same way that silicone can be fun. You know they aren’t real but sometimes that’s ok. Similarly, they’re nice to look at but feel a little unnatural when you make the first contact.
“They’re fun in the same way that silicone can be fun.”
The ink used to print the sunny California surfer dude image makes for a very slick footbed. It’ll catch you off guard as they slip, almost completely off your feet, with the first step. But once you know the risk it’s not such a big price to pay to be able to spend a few weeks on the beach in these fun-loving flip flops.
“You know they aren’t real but sometimes that’s ok.”
The rubber straps are a bit too loose and the best option when strolling along the beach; the water just rolls right off them. They won’t absorb the sea and turn into sand magnets as you make your way from the shore to the beach-side bar. The traction excels on the beach and pool-side. Honestly, you really can’t expect much more from these good-time flip flops. They’re not the flip flops you’d bring home to meet your parents but are exactly what you want from a bleached blonde, silicone enhanced, summer fling.