Mion Current Sandal
Use: Hiking, kayaking, everyday wear
Break-in Period: Zero
Weight: 165 pounds
Price Paid: $95
This sandal is incredibly comfortable, stable, and even nice to jog in. It works like a dream in water and the way that it molds to your foot is ingenious. One caution though, I found the arch support to be almost totally non-existent. I can see a small curvature of the arch under the in-sole, but it's not enough to stop my foot from rolling inwards and ultimately becoming incredibly uncomfortable after long periods of wear at a time. I tried to replace the molding in-sole with my super feet, and though it fixed arch support problem, it was too uncomfortable (and squeeky) to keep wearing. Overall these are incredible, and could possibly replace my Chacos if it weren't for the arch support problem.
Break-in Period: 12 hours
Price Paid: $40
I LOVE my sandals, they are the perfect shoe for all occasions!!!!!! They work great as kayaking shoe, some people call them "interesting footwear" I think they are just jealous. If you people want a pair just let me know, I will make it happen.
I THRIVE IN MY MION CURRENT SANDALS.
Materials: Ergomorphic™ footbed, EVA and Rubber
Use: Water-Sports or Chillin'
Break-in Period: 12 hours
They are so ugly that they have to be real functional and comfortable; and they are! Martin Keen has done it again. It's a great watersport shoe; completely hydrophobic and 4-way non-marking traction. MION is also a green company.
Materials: EVA Foam
Break-in Period: About 1-3 Days
Price Paid: $30
This sandal is absolutely great! Its ergomorphic sole works as good if not better than the orthopedic sole my podiatrist made for me!
The only con I have about this waterproof, comfortable, and really awesome looking sandal is your feet get rather hot and stuffy, resulting in an iffy smelling pair of feet... but besides that, no complaints! That may just be my problem though, I tend to sweat more than most.
Also, when you can buy the sandal for 30 dollars of eBay, the sandal is not only easy on your feet, but easy on your money too!
If you're not exactly used to sandals, be prepared to experience pretty bad blistering for about the first two weeks of wearing these shoes. My advice would be to wear socks with them for at least a week and a half before flying solo with JUST the sandal.
Materials: Foam & sticky rubber
Use: All day, working in open field
Break-in Period: Nil
Weight: Me or the shoes? I weigh 230#; sandals are about 1#.
Price Paid: $49.50
Christmas 2007 'til now. I have a frayed posterior ibial tendon. With regular shoes and boots, I have to wear a new brace from Aircast. With these sandals, I do not need the brace. I've worn them every day, for up to ten hours a day.
I work in an open field, with remarketed cars. Before, my ankle and foot would swell double or more. Now, just the normal knowledge that the thing is not right, inside. Sandal is superior.
This winter, just put on wool socks and continued on. Footbed does not take on water; acts as a wet suit for the sole. Feet stayed warm in winter. Now, in 90+ F. heat and high humidity, no overheating, either. Insulation works both seasons.
I do wonder about desert wear; will check it out as soon as possible. Anyway, other than an occasional overrotation, without pain, these are the BEST!!!
Materials: synthetic and rubber
Use: sailing, hiking
Break-in Period: none
Weight: about 11oz
Price Paid: $100
Very unique and very comfortable! Great water sandal. Totally hydro-phobic so it doesn't absorb any water. Footbed contorts to foot nicely after short wearing. Great protection and grip. Very functional product.
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