Lasted FOREVER! Awesome value!
Purchased through my foot doctor because of plantar fasciitis, I questioned spending so much for "flip flops." After wearing them for a few days, I knew they would help my feet. But after EIGHT YEARS of almost daily wear, my Sole cork slides finally suffered a broken thong, clearly illustrating the value of Sole footwear! Totally getting way more than your money's worth!
Great addition to my active footwear! I transfer these insoles between my hiking and biking shoes. They provide a solid platform to stand on in rugged and uneven terrain. Just an all around great footbed to move from shoe to shoe.
I have been buying SOLE shoes since 2008. They are the ONLY flip flops I can wear! I have planter Fash. I just got these NAVIGATE..LOVE THEM! You must order 1 FULL SIZE UP. The navigate, being the same as the sport flips, order 1 full size up. LOVE THESE SHOES, LOVE ALL MY SOLE FLIP FLOPS! IF YOU are a ladies 11, gotta go to the mens 10 or 11. They seem to be a bit short. I ordered the mens 9 as I am a ladies 10, but the sport flips 11, and I feel they are just a bit too short for me. So, I am waiting on the mens 10 to arrive.
I have been wearing SOLE insoles, blister socks, and flips for years. Navigate sandals are lightweight and super comfortable I can stay on my feet all day. The best products for my feet and awesome customer service! Thank you SOLE
Best for plantar issues
I found these by accident a year ago and they are fantastic. If you have plantar issues and like wearing flip flops, these are for you. Worth the price. When I received my first pair and walked around the house I was laughing out loud because they felt so good. My wife thought I had finally cracked and went crazy. That is how good they feel. Thank you SOLE for making these flip flops so I can continue to wear flip flops pain free.
I have planters, heel spurs, aquinis ankles, arthritis and arch problems. I have tried lots of different brands some help for a while but eventually the pain returns. However I discovered the Sole Sport Slides in 2011 and have been buying and wearing them ever since. I can wear for an entire day and have no pain. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fantastic!
Best arch support ever
I found these from a review on Amazon about my normal Orthaheel shoes. The reviewer felt these were much better, which sounded hard to believe to me. So I was shocked when I tried these on to learn that they ARE better than any shoe I've ever tried. (A lot!) these are better than orthaheel because not only do they have perfect arch support but they allow for that natural place under the toes that also needs support, the heel bed is deep enough to support proper ankle position also. An old ankle injury and severe plantar fasciitis is getting amazing relief since wearing these shoes. I love them and I bought 4 (don't judge me ;) foot pain relief is no joke!) I have 1 pair for outside shoes, 1 pair for inside shoes (we don't wear outside shoes in the house) and an extra backup for each in case these get discontinued like happens sometimes. Brilliant design!
Best Slides Ever! Always in my gym bag for after a workout and for lounging at home. Take advantage of the clearance deals and free shipping when offered. I have 5 pairs and my wife has started her SOLE addiction.
I love summer, except for one thing - I'd miss my SOLE footbeds because I was basically living in flip flops...and suffering from lower back pain because of it. Not anymore! Everything I love about the footbeds but in a flip flop. They need a short break-in period but once they did, I love them. Great product.
Just the best
I have extremely flat feet and pronation, which causes foot pain, knee pain and especially lower back pain. I found SOLE about 5 years ago and have remained a loyal customer because I DON'T LIVE IN PAIN ANYMORE! I simply will not put shoes on my feet without a pair of these footbeds in them. Everything I own - dressy wingtips, casual boat shoes, sneakers, golf shoes, hiking boots, winter boots - all have a pair of SOLEs in them! I even bought their flip flops, which have been a summer time Godsend.
All I want to wear in the winter are these shoes. Wait, are they shoes? They are as supportive as shoes, as warm as boots, as cozy as slippers and slip on and off like flip flops. The arch support is excellent and they have just the right amount of cushioning. I have had the same pair now for 4 years. I am not easy on them, wear them daily and throw them in the washing machine weekly. I don't even know if that is how they should be cleaned, but that is what I do and they come out as good as new. They are still holding up great. I will buy more, even if they were twice the price. Really, they are that good. Slip them on after a day of skiing and you'll the happiest camper around. This is the first review I have ever written for a product. I just felt compelled to do so.
I love these sandals. I have four pairs in different colors. They are a little tight at first but because the sole molds to your foot, they soon fit just right. I can wear them all day comfortably and go for walks in them.
These boots are fantastic. I bought them not really knowing what to expect but they are so comfortable and warm. I was also surprised by how light they were. The cork insole helps to keep my feet dry. Don't stop making them!
The Sport Flips are excellent....very comfy right from the beginning!! I love the icicle color!!
Great flip flops
Fantastic flip flops. Incredibly comfortable and durable. On my second pair in 4 years. First ones only died from beach tar :( not Sole's fault! I will continue to buy these until they stop making them! (Hopefully never)
The best flip flop - ever.
I have tried so many flip flops. These are the only ones that are perfectly cushioned, but also have great arch and metatarsal support (taking the pressure off my big toe joint). They wrap around my slightly narrow foot like they were custom made. I wear a 9-9.5, and a 9 in these is perfect. I bought pairs for my mom and sister, too (neither have the big toe problems I do) and the smile and response was identical the second they put they them on... "Aaahh, that's nice." Please expand the SOLE footwear line - this footbed is incredible!!!
Hello my favorite SOLE people!
I was SO EXCITED to see that you made these, have been waiting and watching for something new exactly like this! I didn’t know you were making these in color so I purchases a “raven” pair a month ago and WOW.....are they ever fantastic, I never got one blister at all, which is amazing to me! I want to commend you on the quality and feel of these sandals, I do not get any plantar faschia pain when I wear my sandals and orthotic lifts, yours are the only design that help my feet, I’ve tried other orthotics and they are not as good as your brand. My plantar fashia pain is so bad that I need to wear your orthotics all the time, even at home in my slippers. THANK YOU from the bottom of my feet, I appreciate your products so very much!
Love these flip flops! I wish they had half sizes but I'm still in love! I'm a size 8 1/2 and bought a size 9. It is a little large but I think thats better then being too tight. These sandals have helped so much with my heel spurs/plantar faciitis. Would definitely recommend!
I personally can say, I had my cork flip flops for 2 years. I've been through so many but SOLE is serious quality. Mine still being worn and I plan on another set soon. SOLE is excellent for those who really wear them hard.
Built to the same high standard
I have a pair of the sole flip flops and two pairs of footbeds. I looked everywhere for some arch support in a pair of sandals and the flip flops were the best I could get at the time. I noticed these on the website and bought a pair in the early spring. I have managed to wear them almost everyday this summer when I wasn't required to be in boots. They incorporate the support and comfort I like in the SOLE footbeds and they are much better to wear for summer activities than shoes or flip flops. I might even get a pair for my mom for her birthday.
I found my Sole
I bought cork soled flips about 10 years ago and wore them out. They were my first adventure into cork soled sandals and I tried for several years to find them again. Then I found Sole! I don't know where I've been! As soon as I found Sole I ordered a pair and I love them! As a previous poster mentioned, it took a couple of weeks to stretch out the straps (I have a very high arch) but it didn't take long. I now wear them every chance I get. I found my Sole!
I hurt my back about 4 1/2 years ago. Since then I have spent more $$ than I care to share trying to find comfortable shoes. Alas, I tried these at the referral of a friend. OMG, I LOVE THESE SHOES. I put these on the minute I arrive from the office and they feel great! Purchasing my second pair now. Thanks Sole!
Best footwear & best service
I spend a lot of time in sandals & have tried almost every top brand available as I found walking long distances in them uncomfortable. I've suffered everything from bruised soles to shin splints over the years. Then I was bought a pair of Sole flips, the difference is amazing, shock absorption and foot support is second to none. The service is outstanding, replacing my initial pair with smaller without quibble. Never again will I be suffering from wearing those overpriced Brazilian and German equivalents which just do not compare in quality or service. My feet thank you.
I love these slides. I have bought several pairs over the past years. I wear them all day, some for indoors, others for day to day use, various colors for outfit coordinating, and a real tatty pair I now use for the gardening..
Thank you Sole. This spring I dislocated my ankle and broke my leg. When the cast finally came off I found that I had developed severe pain in the bottom of my heal. The only shoes that I could wear were my Sole sign and my sport flip flops. I can't say thank you enough. Thank you Sole
Since a knee injury several years back, I looked into orthotics but came across a store where they sold these sandals. Since than, I'm on my 4th or 5th pair of women's sandals and wear them day in day out! I wish they were more affordable, though are worth every penny!! They are truly the best, there is none other!
I am a connoisseur of healthy shoes. I have owned just about every brand out there in every price point. The SOLE sandals are the best flip flop style shoe I have ever worn. Don't let the casual style fool you - these are more comfortable, more supportive, and better fitting than many strap-on styles. They fit snug to the foot, so you don't have to crunch your toes while you walk. The sole is so supportive in every spot, it's hard to go barefoot anymore. But if it seems too snug at first, or the sole seems too firm, do give it time because as you get used to the shoe you'll notice something amazing happen. The sole seems to mold to your own foot, and it gets more and more comfy as it does. I have the cork footbed model and the slides, and both are hard to take off. Lucky for me I live in a climate where sandals are the shoe of choice eight months of the year.
I love, love, love these flip-flops! They just mold to my feet and provide the support I need. I have to say I was skeptical at first, but am so happy I tried them. Can't wait to try more colors and styles!
These shoes are the only shoes that keep me sane. I stand over 10 hours a day at work. I was suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis (from running) and they were the only shoe (along with the sole flip flop) that got me through. I have recently suffered another injury to my other foot (strains and inflammation) and they have been the only shoe I could wear since being out of the cam boot. Thank you SOLE!
After about five plus years of use I am looking forward to getting a new pair. The old ones, which have many more years of use in them, will be relegated to the outdoors.. They are the best indoors and out.
We got a package from SOLE early winter with Repel Ravens for my husband and Loft Obsidian for me. They were a life saver this winter. We can attest to their comfort and durability. Thank you
freedom of wearing flops
Ever since I tried on a friends pair of SOLE Flips few years ago, I've thrown out every other flop I owned. From a car accident, I suffer the remnants of a right-ankle injury and your flops arch and support are wonderful. They literally gave me back the freedom of wearing flops comfortably. And I can assure you , as a South Florida outdoor enthusiast I live in flops J.
No Back Pain!
I cook for church ladies monthly. The church kitchen floor is hard tile. If I wear regular shoes my back starts hurting about an hour into cooking. If I wear my cork flips my back doesn't hurt at all even after 3 or more hours of cooking. I love these flips!
I have been suffering from Plantar fasciitis and my physiotherapist recommended using sole products, being expensive i didnt order for long time, but it came to extent that I couldnt tolerate pain, so I thought i should give a try and ordered them. now I wear everyday to even work and feel so comfortable that somebody is protecting my feet. I dont feel any more pain wearing them. I think these are worth each penny than paying hundreds of dollars for physiotherapy. the only downside which I see is little broader around toes
I am a size 8.5, but the size 9 was too big for me. Sole just sent me a size 8 and it is a perfect fit. The comfort level cannot be described in words, and fabulous is an understatement. My podiatrist carries Sole insoles, so I ordered these online. He knows foot care, and Sole only sells the best. My love and thanks to Sole for happy feet.
I bought these boots because my UGGS were killing my plantar fasciitis. I had already bought a pair of SOLE flip flops and loved them. These boots were great. I wore them hunting and my feet did not hurt much at all hiking through the woods. I would highly recommend them if you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
I love em
I live in these flips.....I have wide feet, bunions and like a lot of support for my arches...I can walk the city in these flips and not complain about my feet at night!!
I am in the process of ordering my 6th pair of Women's Sport Flips. I don't buy any other brand. They are the best ever!
I read about Sole footbeds in MBR magazine and then found these flips on the website. I spend all summer in Flips and these are by far the most comfortable I have ever owned. I found the strap a little tight when I first got them, but they have stretched and the support is perfect for my feet. I would highly recommend this product!
Purchased these flips as I love flip flops and this brand has the support I need. I have rheumatoid arthritis and effects my feet. These flips are so comfortable and support the whole foot bed! Excellent product! Can wear them pretty much all day, and foot not sore or tired! Thank you, hugely recommend this product.
I got these because I live in flip flops 50% of the time and after an accident I have to wear arch support so my doctor gave me these. Two years and loving ever step with them
These are well-designed flips. I have wide feet and did at first find the straps too tight, but used the manual stretching method as recommended in the fitting instructions. The footbeds themselves feel fantastic. I am optimistic that the straps will adjust to my feet with a reasonable break-in period. Nice to find flips that offer support and comfort!
Perfect for those with orthodics
I was walking with my sister up and down the rows of one of the expos and we came upon this store, and myself, having orthodics from a fallen arch, just stood to the side as my sister shopped. Used to the fact that I would have to buy custom made sandals to address my need of orthodics, I figured I'd never be able to wear these. But the gentleman that served us started talking to me and answering my concerns... I ended up buying a pair of she slip on flip flops as I'm one that can't stand something between my toes. These were fanTAStic!!! My feet don't get sore when I'm in them wearing them around all day.. I was estatic. I normally have to wear full on shoes all summer, and everyone else gets to wear flip flops.. which sucks when you go on a picnic near water and you have to take off your shoes/socks then dry them and put them back on every time you want to dip your feet in the water. I can't thank you enough for making these with such quality that people like me can wear them. I wore them most of last summer, and so far (other than when we were flooding here) all this summer, and they are STILL looking fantastic!! I recommend them to all!!
Best work shoes I've ever owned
I am a waiter and I also run ultra marathons for fun. Sole flip slops have been the only product I've found to help relieve my foot pain (most often, Plantar Fasciitis). The only time I spend good money on a shoe is for my running, but I have never found a comfortable work shoe. I took a gamble on these and they were totally worth it! I wear a size 9 normally (size 9 1/2 in my trail shoes) but I took the sole reps recommendation and went with a size 10. They're a little loose, but I feel the 9 probably would've been too tight. Anyways, These are awesome. They feel like I'm wearing flip flops at work and they look professional too! My feet have never been happier, I wish I would've looked into these a long time ago. Thanks Sole!
I wear these flip flops all day every day. Even when its cold, because they make my back and legs feel so much better. I keep them by the bed, and they go right on when I stand up. I keep them by the shower, so I can put them on immediately after I get out. I wear them out to feed the horses. I've never worn any flip flops because they just have no support. Maybe out in the boat when I was a kid, and that was it. I sold all my Minnetonka sandles and got these in all the colors. The cork footbed is the key in my opinion. With this new design, I have to order a size up from the older casual flips from last years as I think the position of the design, is set further in, causing the shoe to be shorter.
I bought this shoe because I love the cork inner sole better then the sherpa. The Sherpa just doesnt give me the same support as the cork does, and the sherpa gets my feet too warm after walking around in them all day. I am a ladies size 10, so I got the mens 8, and they are great. This cork inner sole is not made in the womens shoes, only the flip flops. So these Repel just look like I'm wearing tennis shoes. I can wear them with socks, or without, due to the cork sole. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM.
I have been wearing the Sigh for a month now; almost continuously, I might add. They are the answer to my prayers. I have finally found comfort for my aging feet. They address my bunions, loss of fat on the bottoms of my feet and the widening of my feet as I age. The wide toe box is wonderful. The shoes are light as a feather, easy to keep clean and feel fantastic! I had to return my first order to get a smaller size and the customer service was excellent! Thank you, Sole, for a wonderful product!
Comfortable dress boots
This is the first pair of "dress" boots I have been able to wear in years because of foot issues (I generally wear shock absorbing shoes with SOLE footbeds and SOLE slides.) They are low heeled, comfortable and easy to get on and off thanks to the zipper and gusset. There is enough room in the calf area for most to wear with skinny jeans. I wear a size 8 1/2 and ordered up as recommended. The foot is a bit large, but fits fine with heavy socks.
Both my hubby and I bought a pair of Exhales while enjoying the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Wish I'd bought two pair for myself-one for indoors and one for outdoors. I will wear them primarily back and forth to Canmore, to choir, to X-C skiing. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!!
These flips are awesome.. they are the only flips I have that I can wear an entire day walking without foot pain, particularly in my arches. Yes.. the web over the top of the foot is a little tight to begin with, but over time as you break them in they offer a perfectly snug fit that I can wear with confidence in a variety of terrains without losing a flip.
Break em in
It took a few days to break em in if you have wide feet. Once that's done, they're great and my go-to sandal.
Addicted to these!!!
I found these shoes after I had surgery to correct my ingrown toenails. I needed something that would not compress the wound so these were a perfect choice. I am a hairdresser and stand in the same place for long periods of time and sometimes after work, my feet would hurt all the way up my legs. Since I bought these sandals, my feet nor my legs hurt anymore. From the very first day, they felt amazing on my feet. You can feel the sturdyness of the arch, and they give such good support. The heel area is cupped and they just cradle my heel. They feel so wonderful on that I have not worn another shoe since I bought these. Now it is getting cold here in Michigan, so I need a good pair of winter shoes. I have tried several different pairs of shoes, even tried buying insoles to put into other shoes to try to get them to feel like these do. I keep comparing everything to these and nothing else will do so, I guess I am addicted to these shoes. That is why I am ordering a pair of women's "Steady" today. I will write a review as soon as I get to wear them, but I have high hopes for them based on these.
Best flip flops ever
For comfort and looks, these are the BEST!! I'd had them 1 week, and my dog chewed them up. I panicked till I found another pair in my size and color. They are awesome. And the customer service couldn't be better!
I purchased these at another site at a very good price and I am very pleased with the fit, color and how comfortable they are.They certainly don't "flop" and I have "flipped" over them!!!!! I will tell every woman I know how great they are and I will buy more in other colors. Fantastic product.
First Time I Could Ever Wear FlipFlops
I love my Sport Flips. I've never been able to keep a pair of flip flops on my feet let alone find a pair that is comfortable. These are great and keep my feet from feeling sore and they actually don't go flying when I walk in them. I wear them when I'm not wearing my Orthotics which is when I'm not at work. Not allowed to wear flip flops at work. Looking forward to the release of some office style shoes.
Fabulous Flip flops
Actually they really don't "Flop" like most flips but they are the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. I bought a pair on sale through a different company for my trip to Cancun and now I won't wear anything else. I just got back from my trip and bought another pair in brown so I can wear them with everything. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. They have just enough support and look so nice I even wear them with my sun dresses. GREAT PRODUCT! Great price when you can find them on sale as I have. More colors Please!!!!!!
My favorite sandals
I have been searching for an orthopedic sandal for a long time. I googled ortho sandals in the uk and came upon these. They are fabulous. I have worn them almost constantly since I received them and they are soooo comfortable. I have ordered another pair in a different colour and am sure I'll be back for more. I would love to have these in a clog with a cork insole. The company are very helpful and delivery was very quick too. A pleasure to do buisness with. Thank you
The best sandals I have ever bought, the most comfortable, and the only ones I shall ever buy again, I even wear them during the winter months as slippers around the house, you will never ever wear any shoe as comfortable guaranteed!! The recent purchase 5 pairs assorted colours, making full advantage of the sale items too 10/10 A* total satisfaction, cannot recommend them enough!
Can't live without them!
I love my Sole Exhales. I wear them around the house with the back flipped down and they're so comfortable! I even use them to exercise - I have a cross country ski machine and my feet will slide out of the foot straps when I wear my runners on the machine. Can't do it bare foot because I have flat feet and it hurts too much. One day I got on with my Exhales and it was amazing. They don't slip and provide great support!
I have a bad lower back and wear orthopedic inserts. Unfortunately, I can't wear the inserts with flip flops on the beach. The sole sport flips are a perfect sandal for someone who needs great arch support and still wants to look stylish for the sunny weather. They may seem a little pricey but my first pair lasted me 2 years and I wear sandals almost daily. Best flips ever!
I love them because they are so comfortable, the only problem is that my kids call them my moon shoes. Wish you could come up with another style, otherwise I will have to put up with their jokes. Seriously they are comfortable and great to wear around the house. Thanks for your wonderful products, they have saved my feet!
Can't Survive without my Soles
My husband and I moved to a small surf town in Mexico 9 months ago and we wear our SOLEs 24/7. Don't know what we would do without them. We go from cobblestone roads to jungle trails then to the beach and so we've been hard on them, but they are still in great shape and provide excellent support. Thank you for making such a great product!
Perfect fit in my shoe size (11) Most comfortable flip flops ever. First that ever supported my fallen arches. Love them and will buy more when these wear out.
Gary & Sheryl
Exhales are GREAT!
My wife and I both love our Exhales.They beat even the most expensive slippers hands down. Great support, long wearing, comfy and oh so cool looking!
Sole flips are just fantastic. Have two pairs and I can't imagine wearing any other flip flop, ever.
After 5 different footbeds, Both off the shelf and custom fitted and two different boot manufacturers, I thought I would never find a pair of boots the would not hurt my feet while hunting in the mountains of Alaska and Colorado. But then I received a pair of Softec Response with a pair of Kenetrek boots and I was hooked. I inserted the Sole footbed into my hiking boot and realized I finally had the right match. I have now put over 30 miles packing 40 to 80 pound packs and my feet never once got blisters and my legs and back handled the heavier load much better. I am hooked I bought a pair of Flips and they are the best feeling flips I have ever had. I just ordered 3 more sets of different foot beds for all my shoes. The customer service is fantastic! I over heated on set of footbeds, melting just the right one. I called to order a new pair and when I mentioned this, the Sole rep. just said " No problem" I'll send you a new pair. That is great service and is the reason I am buying more inserts and letting everyone I know how great Sole inserts are. Keep up the great job. Ski season is coming soon and I will be trying out my new Sole inserts this season! Ron Ewer
Best flips EVER!
I walked miles and miles and miles in these during my Hawai'i trip, they are so incredibly comfortable! Can't recommend them enough, the support, styling and comfort is just perfection. Thank you, Sole!
I could hardly feel the floor beneath my feet
Okay, so after 3 years wearing the Softec Ultra footbed I thought perhaps I should offer some comments. I spend quite a bit of money on my footwear. Reason being, I work in a warehouse type setting with hard, concrete floors. It's amazing how fatigue your feet become when subjected to walking on floors like these. I can spend upwards of $150 on boots that claim to be well cushioned, and I end up still suffering from fatigue at the end of the day. 3 years ago I happened to find some reviews on the Internet concerning YOURSOLE footbeds. Thought the testimonials seemed to be very positive, I wasn't thrilled about spending upwards of $50 to buy sole inserts for my shoes. Call it a gamble, but I ended up purchasing a pair nonetheless. I must admit, the first day I wore these soles in my footwear, I could hardly feel the floor beneath my feet. What a difference! This week I bought a $125 pair of Merrell Gore-Tex boots which are rated very high for comfort. Unfortunately, my new order of YOURSOLE footbeds did not arrive at the same time. As expensive and high quality boots the Merrells were, the inserts could not cushion my feet against the concrete floor. It wasn't until I received my new footbeds today that I started reliving the joy of fatigue-free walking. I am not an employee of this company. I am probably someone like you who is on their feet for most of the day and is looking for something to cushion their walk. I highly recommend these footbeds, though I wish they were a bit less expensive.
Overall excellent, but...
These are great and really helped my plantar fasciitis, but the cut is too wide for most ladies' shoes except athletic shoes and unisex sneakers. A narrower cut for ladies would be really appreciated!
I bought a pair of these from a running store a couple of years ago. I put them in a pair of my post office aproved shoes. I have four different shoes I wear for work all with factory insoles or after market insoles. My favorite pair of shoes hands down is the pair with these Sole Ultra Inserts. Take it from a mail man that walks twelve miles a day and was a foot soldier for seven years, I have tried almost everything when it come to footwear. This is the best insole I have tried so far...
Go for it - great for hols, cuts down on packing
As promised, I bought more. I got the 2011 spearmint first, so much softer than 2010 (which I would still thoroughly recommend). Now I've got the 2011 in black. Wore them on cruise ship, they and another pair of ordinary sandals for excursions were all I needed. The black are SO versatile and smart for daytime, and dressing up for evening dinner. Waiting to see what colours come out next year. EXCELLENT Customer Service.
more colors in big sizes!
These are the most comfortable, supportive flip flops ever and even have sufficient support for a full day of walking on concrete sidewalks in NYC. That said, please have more colors other than black and dark brown in size 11! Tall/big feet people should not be restricted to mortician colors in the summer!
Just give them time
I have pairs of the sport sandals and the causal sandals. After 6 months with the causal sandals the footbed has molded to my foot and the strap has stretched out and the fit great. I can walk for days in these sandals even after a long run. Just give them time and they will be the best sandal you have ever worn.
these are the best shoes i have ever used they are so nice to wear and have great support. I recomend these to every one.
Need the Black!
I guess everyone loves these flips as much as me. I've been wearing them pretty much nonstop since I got my first pair in March, I wish I could wear to bed sometimes, as that is mostly the only time my feet hurt now. I was told I have plantar fascitis, and the orthotics just hurt my feet worse. But these flips are heaven for sore feet, sore legs, sore back.... Only one thing would make the perfection complete, Black in size 7?
You need to try the 2011 version of the slide! I agree that the 2010 slide was a bit stiff and rubbed the feet, however the revision Sole has made to the 2011 model is fabulous! They are so soft and comfortable, with more flexibility in the material. A HUGE improvement and now I have ordered slides for the rest of my family. A seriously great product. Thanks Sole!
I've never got on with toe-posts but can easily wear these. The cork footbed is lovely and they look good on. The napa tan wasn't as tan as I expected (more biscuit, but computer screens aren't the most reliable colour source) but is a good neutral that will go with my wardrobe. Also excellent customer service. Thank you.
comfortable sport slides
Bought my normal size 10. They fit slightly snug at first, but broke in quickly. After a couple of days they fit great. Very comfortable. Love them after running.
Out of the box comfy!
I've worn all major brands of flips over many years and I've never had any of them come out of the box and fit so well. No break-in time! They are super comfy.
I just bought a pair of the 2010 Sport Slides. I really love them, my feet are so much better in them. I wear a 5 1/2 (UK) usually, and originally purchased a 6. Phoned the customer support up because I was not sure on the fit. They sent the 5, which is just righ. Very helpful. Will definatley purchase again.
Best sandals of all time.
I bought the sport flips last summer, and they have been the best, most comfortable footwear I own. I can walk long distance in them without pain (and this from someone who has has plantar fascitis). Very comfortable after a run, around the house, or everyday use.
I have been a Sole footbed customer for years. When the original sandals came out, I tried them but could never accept the thong. When the slide became available, I ordered a pair immediately. I have worn them constantly since they arrived. The support from the footbed makes the slide the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. In warm weather, they are all I wear. In cold weather, my shoes hit the closet and are replaced with the slide as soon as I enter the house. Changes? - The front edge of the strap should be scalloped up the instep as it sits too near the toes. When you bend your foot it can rub or poke into the top of your toes. I would love to see a leather upper, and more color choices.
NO MORE BACK PAIN
Sixty-two years ago I was born with flat feet so I've always needed arch support. All the products that I tried, over the years offered varying degrees of service life with a max of say... 3-months! I bought my 1st pair of SOLE's over a year ago. Within hours of using this product, sciatica and low back pain disapeared! Whats-more? I get 3-times more service life out of my footwear AND the original pair of SOLE's are still in service! I love these things...they have saved me $$$ too.
Love love these!
They are soooo comfortable! I prefer to wear mine without socks otherwise my feet get too hot. I used to wear Birks at home as slippers and now I wear these. Once you've stepped in them, there's no going back!
I have finally found sandals that are good for my feet! I like the color scheme Sole once had. I have the white/blue sandals, and they are a hit. My podiatrist was truly impressed when I found sandals that gave me as much support as my orthotic insoles. Well done Sole.
Just do it
These are superb. Received mine today, quality product. Snug but secure feel to them, sheepskin sole lining, look really smart and I guess will be hardwearing. Just do it, buy 'em!
The good and not so good of it...
If you're already a Sole footbed wearer,the arch support in these will be similarly perfect. The physical beauty of the Exhales comes from its ugliness in a chic sort of way--it's a puffy jacket on your feet looks-wise and warmth-wise. The drawbacks of the Exhales (FOR ME) are 1) way too wide in the forefoot, and, 2) while I love the Sole footbed, there is no cushioning in this shoe.
Mens Sports slides
Yes they are tight but they stretch. Very comfortable.
I'm in LOOOOOOOOOVE
I work 12 hour shifts on a busy nursing floor. There are days I do not get to sit down! I'm also a runner. My feet take a beating. Coming home to my Exhales is something I look forward to every day. Confession: I even wear the suckers to work occasionally when I'm on nights or weekends (yeeees, I disinfect before bringing them home). My Exhales are, without a doubt, the comfiest, cosiest thing my feet have ever encountered. I have orthotics in every pair of footwear that I own but there is something particularrily comforting about the combination of the support, sheepskin foot pad lining and soft sides. My back, hips, knees, bunions and feet THANK YOU.
This weekend brought the first brrrr-worthy temperatures to my corner of the world. It also brought more opportunity for me to slip the wonderfully plush SOLE Exhale’s on my feet. The Exhale hearkens back to the childhood days of moon boots. Their upper actually looks like a cross between a low-top moon boot and a super puffy jacket and is water resistant, rip-stop fabric. The footbed is wear moldable which means that, like SOLE’s other shoes, the footbed will become customized to your foot over time, increasing comfort and feel. On top of that, the footbed is Sherpa lined and super soft. Since such a warm shoe could be sweat inducing at times, the Exhale uses Polygiene® as an antimicrobial to fight odor. I think part of the brilliance in SOLE’s production is that all of their shoes and sandals use the same wear moldable footbed. Whether it’s their Platinum Sandals of the Exhale, you can be sure that the shoe is going to feel consistently right on your foot. The Exhale is incredibly roomy inside but it never feels to me like it’s insecure. As for warmth, these are right at the top of the list. Between the fabric and the stuffing, no wind is getting through to make your feet feel the least bit chilly. I actually find myself wearing them at home as much as outside. The heel of the shoe easily folds down (it’s meant to) to give a slip-on feel and I can foresee many days this winter being spent entirely in these shoes. If you don’t already have a pair of über warm casual shoes to keep your feet toasty this winter, the Exhale (for men and women) is a great choice. Also, it’s a perfect way to transition either to or from SOLE’s Platinum Sandals once Summer comes back to town!
Input on output
About 10 days ago I unpacked my new Exhale hybrid shoes. They have seldom been off my feet since. They are so comfortable and appropriate for this time of year as we transition quickly into autumn. As someone who is long past the high-heel stage, I know comfort. The exhale works for me all day long with no need to change shoes..plus I like the edgy styling. Nice work, Sole People. It's a winner!!
Love these slips!
This is the perfect, and I mean perfect slip shoe for me. I run high milage each week, and this is the perfect post run shoe. Comfortable, great support, and the metatarsal padding is more than I had hoped for. You'll have a repeat customer in me, and I will more than likely try other SOLE products.
Love these SOLE flip flops
Well, when you get into the "old lady" age and have been directed to shop at the old lady shoe store...one has a few challenges. Finding a great pair of shoes that LOOK good are key. Love these SOLE flip flops. They truly mold to your feet. When I first got them, the toe strap was digging in and I was inclined to return them. CS was a definite plus, reassuring me that I had 90 days for return but I should break them in if I had the time. Thankyou for that guidance. The flip flops fit fabulously now and have molded to my feet. These shoes were certainly worth the money.
Last year, I broke my foot and had to wear these for a while. But even after my healing stage, I continued to where these amazing shoes. They actually give my foot support unlike other shoes. And get this: they are fashion friendly!
FIVE STARS !!!!
Most orthopedists will tell you that they will get rich as the flip-flop craze is ruining young peoples feet and backs; wearing something with zero support 24/7 that were designed for wearing at the beach. I’m so glad my Orthopedist turned me onto Sole flips. For someone with pretty flat, pronated feet, your flips actually support the foot; give you an arch, etc. It’s like a flip that’s an orthotic – but the great part is they look like regular flip-flops – not like ortho-flips! I think Sole could do a little better with the color combos, they seem to either be a big bore, or they are “too out there”. I don’t know a lot of guys who will wear bright green and white, the blacks are just too black. I think you are on the right track with the more recent different grays. Keep up the great work! They are pretty expensive for a totally synthetic shoe. How about some leather straps? Even some leather foot beds would be great too.
Best Flip Flops Ever
After buying the insoles and wearing them in my sneakers I was hooked on your products. I purchased the flip flops, and they are by far, the most comfortable I have ever worn. I have problems with a hammer toe and plantar faciitis and found it difficult wearing any type of sandals. I am so thrilled to find these! They are supportive, comfortable and I want them in every color!
I've had two pairs of sole sandals and love them. I first saw them in runner's world and wanted to give them a try. They're amazingly comfortable and supportive never losing their shape especially in the midfoot arch area. I have flat pronated feet and they provide great support. I've referred others to buy them and have bought them for bday/xmas gifts. I've heard nothing but positive things about sole sandals!
Love my Soles
I am in the process of ordering my 3rd pr.of women's Platnum sandals. Words cannot express how much I love them!
Rarely write testamonials, but these are a personal and professional favorite! They are among the ONLY 'flips' that I condone for patients and are an essential part of my own summer wardrobe. Viva la SOLE! :) -- Shannon, physical therapist
LOVE these flip flops
I've been looking for flip flops that offer support but is still stylish to help with my PF problems. I am thrilled to have found these shoes! They make my feet feel great and I can wear them without any pain! Thank you for making something so cute and comfortable!!
Worth every penny
Had a pair of these last year and lived in them constantly throughout the summer. I used to get arch pain in ordinary flip flops but this totally took that pain away. As soon as they have my size in stock in the colour that I want I will be purchasing another pair for this year.
Urban streets, high altitude mountains or desert terrain, you can't go wrong!
I've owned 4 pair of your insoles and have used them in every conceivable environment to include the craziness you find in combat zones. They really do breathe new life into new and old footwear. Why pay big money for new shoes or boots when you can spend one quarter to one half the amount and renew your footwear to practically brand new status? SOLE insoles had me at hello....
classy rich look and the comfort
I bought a white and blue pair from A-Z Indoor Market Place @ Scottsdale, AZ. This product sold by itself. Once you slip it on you know the differences. I loved the classy rich look and the comfort.
I am a Naval Flight Officer, and bought these inserts to put in my flight boots. By far one of the betrter footwear decisions I've ever made. The inserts got me through a deployment to Afghanistan and are about to go for a second. The inserts made my boots infinitely more comfortable and have virtually eliminated my foot and knee pain from walking on unfinished surfaces. I just got another pair of flight boots and plan on getting another pair of inserts to go in them.
Bought a pair. Loved them. Bought my wife a pair. She loves them (has plantar fasciitis). Just bought a second pair for myself (1 indoor, 1 outdoor). That should say enough! The most quality, comfortable flip flop I have ever worn.
These are by far the best pair of flips or shoes i've ever owned. I tore my plantar, and walking has been painful ever since. However wearing these shoes, i can walk without pain! Love them Love them Love them. Can't wait to buy another pair in a different color!
I have been looking for a product like these for a while. I have seen another sport sandal with orthotic benefits but it looked like a crashed 4 x 4, wrong, wrong, wrong. These are the perfect blend of sporty looks and support. I have also had to deal with Chrissy here in the UK and what can I say other than excellent customer service with a professional cheery manner. Brilliant! Don't hesitate they are worth the price and the service is top notch.
I can wear sandals again!
I have flat feet, so would be in pain for days if I wore any type of sandals or flipflops. Always use the Your Sole inserts in my shoes. Now I can wear them all the time - PAIN FREE! Worth every cent! I have two pairs now....more to follow too!
Great, but want more!
I just bought a pair of these sandals based on a NYT article rating after-exercise sandals. I love them. I usually hate flip-flops, but thought I'd try these and they feel great! I went to buy another pair, and they are all out of size 8 (not to mention most other sizes), so I hope they get more in stock, because I will buy another pair of two when they do!
Saved My Vacation!
I had used the sport soles for a couple of years and was already a firm convert to Sole. With a vacation in the Mediterranean looming, I saw that Sole was coming out with their first sandals! I was really excited, as I wasn't looking forward to having to wear tennis shoes all the time on holiday. I had given up the thought of ever having sandals (much less flip-flops) that could give me the support I need to alleviate the plantar faciatis and painful neuromas I have in both feet. The Flips weren't even shipping yet, but I paid for my pair. As the vacation got closer I was really worried that I wouldn't get them in time, so I sent an email. Imagine my surprise when I received a call saying that they would overnite them to me right away! I'm really happy to say that my vacation was amazing, and I know it wouldn't have been as carefree had it not been for my Sole Flips. LOVE THEM! (Ordering my 2nd pair!)
Layne T. Oliver
SOLE Slim Casual is my number one choice
I first want to thank you for once again allowing me to test your fine products! Footbeds are such an important aspect of footwear that I can't help wanting to be part of the improvement process in some way! I can honestly tell you that I have tested virtually all of the major and minor brands Out there and have settled on several that really help me with comfort and support. I have had better than average performance with SOLE, Shock Doctor, Down Under (used in my backpacking boots) and Super feet (this brand did great in my ice climbing boots). Presently, the SOLE Slim Casual is my number one choice in my back packing boot and day to day foot wear (even over my Ed Viesters), the Ed's would be next For backpacking then Shock doctors then Down Unders. I chose to fit the Casual into my Cabela's 8" hunting boot, which by the luck of the draw allows them to fit my HI-Tech casual trail shoes. There is a internal volume difference however, but usually different thicknesses of socks are also employed, so this presented no problem! In fact, I found a comfort increase with 8" inch boot out on the trail Snow shoeing (no kidding)! I have been testing snow shoes and socks all this winter so I added the casual's into the mix and was surprised with a greater level of comfort and support than I have had in the past (nice)! I believe there is an achievable synergy between sock footwear and footbeds and the foot, and when that is found the user is a very happy camper. With the Casual, I found the fitting and molding process simple and straight forward- just follow the instructions! Durability is without question as snowshoeing puts a great strain on footwear etc and the "Casual" is still looking new even after many hours and miles of pounding and sweat. There are no signs of abrasion, wear, tears or break down. Odor and heat control is awesome as is friction control which must have something to do with fit and support as my foot maintains its position inside the boot etc . Bottom line I have no blisters or hot spots and my socks are not exhibiting unusual wear. I think one major benefit I the custom fit along with carefully chosen materials as the user's foot is properly supported and placed which aid in eliminating foot related injuries from improper support etc. Metatarsal support could be a bit thicker but, I have had none of the usual burning from neuromas etc, which was initially brought on by the lightning strike that exited my foot. Out on the town the Casual adds comfort and support as well As my feet don't get tired and wore out when I'm shopping with my wife (who has an endless desire to go to every store in sight and this always kills my feet! I wonder if you guy's actually did me any favors here!). The Casual will add the necessities to foot wear that may be missing support and cushion (this is some thing that a sock can only in a limited way help with). I recommend that everyone should experience the SOLE footbeds and see for them selves if they don't receive a higher level of performance from their foot wear. For me , it means I can get out to those distant backcountry lakes quicker, safer and feel like fishing instead of nursing my feet and I like that!!!
John W. Norris
I am now pain free once again
I am a 52 year young runner here in the desert of Arizona. I have been running since high school and still enjoy the competition of road, track and trail running. I win or place in my age group most of the time. Yes, I have had my down times. Some due to over training and some due to "I'll just sleep a little longer." Recently I developed a Metatarsal injury on my left foot. I went through the routine of resting, icing and stretching without success. I thought for sure that I would have to take an extended time off from running. I tried various inserts to provide more protection for the foot. I even had a custom insert made by an orthopedic doctor. None of these attempts provided the protection I needed. On a visit to my local Performance Footwear running store, I noticed the "Your SOLE" display. I thought I had to give them a try. Not only did SOLE Custom Footbeds allow me to resume my normal training routine, it also allowed my metatarsal to recover and I am now pain free once again. Thank you "Your SOLE" for helping me to continue doing the sport I have loved for so long."
I've sold a pile of sandals
As a Specialty Footwear Retailer, I have access to virtually every shoe on the market. When Sole decided to launch the Platinum Sandal, I was very sceptical of an $80 sandal. In fact, I decided not to order any for my store because I felt the price was just too high. When my sales rep at Sole asked me to simply try one pair for myself, I thought, fair enough I'll test them out. Two months later, I've sold a pile of these sandals, and I've not taken my pair off my feet. Keep in mind I personally own over 300 pairs of shoes. This sandal is biomechanically perfect, great for people with or without foot pain, and is bar none the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. Another great product from Sole!
I recommend your products to friends
Great footbeds, great service, and appreicate the follow up. Your footbeds were recommended to me by my doctor to alleviate my lingering plantar fasciatis. He said I could take the time and spend the money to go to a podaiatrist and get orthotics or try your footbeds. They worked. I haven't had problems with plantar fasciatis since I've been wearing them and have been able to begin a good running schedule again. The footbeds are in most of my work and recreational footwear now. I have got some for my family members and have recommended your product to friends.
They have been the single best purchase I have made concerning footwear
Howdy, thanks for the follow up service. That says a lot for the way that you run your business. As soon as I received the insoles they were heated up and installed into a brand new pair of unbroken in boots. I have been using these boots for training during the past 2 weeks with out a single problem or even a hotspot. Numerous 10K ruck runs, 20K ruck marches, and off road expeditions have failed to challenge these insoles. They have been the single best purchase I have made concerning footwear. I have recommended them to my entire company at one time or another. I had problems in the past with the issue boots and their subpar insoles, but those are no more. I would gladly purchase another pair of insoles and plan on doin' so shortly.
I recommend SOLE to everyone that has asked me about boots and foot comfort
I recommend SOLE to everyone that has asked me about boots and foot comfort. This is why: I completed the Special Forces selection, class 007-03, on 26 June 2003. We walked/ran/crawled over 300 miles in 26 days. 320 people started and about 100 were selected. Of those people I finished 6th overall. Though I am proud of this, I am not bragging - it is partially a testament to your product. They were not the key to me finishing - a lot of mental/physical training and toughness went into that - but when other men were quitting or barely hanging on because of foot problems, I was walking like a champ. No hotspots, no blisters, absolutely no foot issues at all. The insoles were priceless. I would have paid $80 a piece. As a an Airborne Ranger, future SF officer, and absolute fanatic about boots, socks, insoles, and foot comfort in general, I can say that your product is a key ingredient to superior comfort and performance. What more testing can you ask for? Many of my friends and I have put them through SFAS with spectacular results. If every soldier were issued 2 pairs of your orthotics the Army would save 10 times as much in medical costs and increased soldier motivation/performance as it cost to issue them. (Product highlights) Most comfortable insole ever used in any shoe/boot. All my footwear will have them soon. Very durable. Even after sand, mud, water, hear, cold, kept their form did not get torn up when properly maintained (kept fairly clean, dried when wet). Did not slip or "ride up" heel of boot as many insoles do after hours of constant movement. You can't fight if you can't get to the battle. INVEST IN YOUR FEET. RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!
I have used a lot of boot inserts both military and civilian. These are the best.
Last year at the age of 50 I rejoined the active military reserves. Prior to that time my left heel had occasionally been painful. Once I increased my exercise program it became much worse. The diagnosis was plantar fasciitis. Orthotics were suggested at a cost of $400 plus. Before purchasing the orthotics I happened to be in an AAFES (military) store. They had a display of SOLE inserts. The size nines were sold out indicating to me that they must work reasonably well. The manager said they could not keep them in stock. I don't live near a military post so I looked on line to learn more and then contacted the company directly. Everyone I have interacted with has been fantastic. I ordered a couple pair of the Ultra SOFTEC and put them in my combat boots and running shoes. Typically this kind of injury can take up to a year to correct. Since going barefoot was no longer an option I also found some foam footwear with arch support to use indoors during the summer. It has been about a year and I am now pain free. Winter is here again and I am purchasing more to outfit all my winter boots and indoor shoes. The slim version works great in dress shoes. I have used a lot of boot inserts both military and civilian. These are the best.