Flip flops have come a long way from the flat, squishy sandals you used to wear to the pool. Now you can find them in stylish dressy sandals, casual beach wear, even as rugged sports sandals that provide arch support for flat feet. If you’re looking for a all terrain sports sandal in a flip flop style that will give your feet the support they need, Skecher’s Reggae Trailway might be what you’re looking for.
Arch Support in a Flip Flop Sports Sandal
If you have flat feet, you know that your feet need some extra help. Being tired at the end of a day on your feet is only part of it. When you don’t have proper arch support, from your own foot or a shoe, your feet roll to the inside. This is called over pronation. Try sitting down and rolling your foot up on to the inside edge. Feel the stress that puts on your knee joint? And your hip? Now imagine your body doing that all day long. This is what happens when your body has to adjust to your feet being badly positioned when you stand. Does that explain some of your back and knee pain?
The Reggae Trailway has great arch support built into the footbed to keep your feet from rolling inwards as well as adding comfort to the arch of your foot. Most flip flop sandals have a flat footbed that doesn’t provide the support you need for doing much more than walking to the pool. These are a rugged sports sandal built for all day wear on the beach or the trail.
They are a thong-type sandal with fabric straps over the foot. The straps have hook and loop closure so you can adjust for a perfect fit. Being able to adjust the straps allows you to choose socks or no socks and still have a perfect fit. The sole of the sandal is thick and cushioned for great shock absorption. There is also a nice tread to for a nonslip grip and comfortable walking on any surface. The insole and outer sole are synthetic with a soft fabric lining. You won’t end up with that wet, sticky, sweaty feeling you get with a lot of sport sandals without a fabric lining.
If you always thought you’d never be able to wear a flip flop style sports sandal because they don’t have enough arch support for your foot, take a look at the Skecher’s Reggae Trailway. These may change your mind and start your summer off on the right foot.