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photo: Teva Men's Sunkosi water shoe


Price Historic Range: $49.93-$100.00
Reviewers Paid: $23.00


This is exactly as advertised-Teva's claims and description are a testimony, not marketing. Contrary to one review here I've found them to be plenty grippy on wet rocks (now wearing down my second pair). The only gripe I have is that the instep on the soles is solid plastic: great for protection, but not great if you jump to a rock and land on it rather than the rubber heel or ball section...the only time I've slipped in these shoes. The Sunkosi 2 addressed this (my next pair when my 1's wear out)

Update: December 19, 2011

Love the design, but with repeated exposure to fresh and salt water (immediately fresh water rinsed after, no eroding soaps used) the sole is delaminating from the mid-sole. Repairing myself, but disappointing considering the supposed "pro" level design of the sandal.

The rest of the shoe is flawless. Hopefully my glue job restores the sandal to its former glory.

Beware of New Old Stock of these sandals and others with the same Spider Rubber sole pattern. I am experiencing the same issue with other shoe/sandal models with the same sole design. It would appear that there was a mfg flaw for one season of production...

Materials: synthetic mesh, drains in sole
Use: trail, amphibious, watersports
Break-in Period: none
Weight: Light enough...
Price Paid: $23

First the good:
I've been using the Sunkosi as a river kayaking shoe for a couple of weeks. It's super comfy and fits in my boat well.

They look nice too.

BUT they are so slippery on wet rock that I'm better off wearing bare feet. The rubber on the bottom is way to hard and as a result it just slides everywhere. Do not recommend at all if you are planning on using these shoes on wet rock as they are just plain dangerous.

Price Paid: 120 NZD

rated 3.50 of 5 stars All Sunkosi versions

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