The thing is, I really like wearing flips as something that is really easy to slip into quickly or to let your feet air out after a long day in boots. So I was really excited when I heard about Sole’s new Platinum Sandals, which are pretty close to being flip flops. I got a pair as soon as I could, and I am impressed.
Although my doctor still might not approve of them, my Platinums feel hundreds of times more supportive and comfortable than any other flip or sandal I have tried. They have a sole that is contoured to support an average foot, with good arch support. They also have a layer of wear moldable foam on top, which slowly molds to the shape of your foot after you wear them for a couple of weeks.
On the downside, Platinums are pretty expensive for flip flops. But the price is justified by how nicely made and durable they are. After about two months of wearing them they have yet to show any serious signs of wear. Most flip flops I have had in the past (which were usually of the five dollar variety) wore out in a couple months, these ones show no signs that that’s going to happen. Recommended.
(Guest blogger Louie Dawson is attending Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington, at least while he’s not skiing, mountain biking or climbing.)
Louie Dawson earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Western Washington University in 2014. When he’s not skiing Mount Baker or somewhere equally as snowy, he’s thinking about new products to make ski mountaineering more fun and safe.