This spring, Simms released a new line of high-end flip flops called the Bone Flips. We picked up a pair and really liked them, and today we’re going to tell you why.
South Andros is where flip flops go to die. Seriously, when our feet aren’t stuffed into flats boots, we generally wear flip flops during all waking hours of the day. Cheap flips don’t last, and plantar fasciitis isn’t fun, so we have no problem paying top dollar for a good pair.
The Bone Flips earned our Andros abuse stamp of approval, and here’s why.
- They’re comfortable. First and foremost, the Bone Flips are more comfortable than your average flip flop. They have about as much arch support as a pair of sneakers and don’t seem to slide around on the foot as much as other flips we’ve tried.
- They dry fast. If you’re wearing flip flops, odds are they’re going to get wet. The Bone Flips don’t stay soggy all day after hoping out of the boat, and we really like that. Plus, the neoprene uppers of the Bone Flips appear to be made from the same neoprene used on the inside of Simms’ wading boots, and fishing nerds like us just think that’s kind of cool.
- They didn’t break. We wore the Bone Flips for over a month at Andros South. That might not seem like a lot of time, but we’ve broken flip flops in shorter amounts of time (we told you we’re hard on sandals!). The Bone Flips showed virtually no sign of wear and are sure to last a long time.
- We think they look cool. They might be made by a fishing company, but lets be realistic. They look as much at home prowling the town on a sunny day as they do at the boat landing.
- They don’t mark up our boats. The soles of the Bone Flips are non-marking, meaning that they don’t leave a big black streak when getting in and out of our white flats skiffs, and our guides really appreciate that.
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