And it’s true.
If I had to guess what it felt like to walk on a mass of water droplets suspended in the Earth’s atmosphere, I’d say it compares to walking in these things. “Recovery sandals,” as they’re often called, offer your feet cushioning and support, and act as a built-in foot massage after a long day on the bike. Ahhhhh.Flojos Xander Pros:
- Sturdy enough to keep you from feeling every rock underfoot.
- Akin to walking on air.
- Quite a bit more expensive than my $2.00 knock-arounds.
- The strap of material that passes through the toes is a smidge scratchy.
The Xander flip flop features a type of material developed under contract by NASA to improve aircraft safety cushions. Memory foam. (Perhaps you’ve heard of it.) Pressure-sensitive and quick-molding to your feet, the memory foam bottom on the Xander features a waffled, egg-crate-like foundation and shock-absorbent foot support. It makes for a soft, cushy walking experience.
Compared to my typical go-to sandal of the Old Navy variety, the Xander looks bulkier and feels heavier. When both were slipped on my feet for testing purposes, there was no similarity, aside from being in the same footwear category. The Xander was softer, thicker soled (no chance I’m gonna feel a pebble through these) and all around more comfortable.
Flojos (pronounced “flo-hos,”) translates to “kick back” in Spanish—and after an exhausting day on the saddle, that’s just what I want to do.
MSRP: $33.00; Available in black, brown and camel. The women’s equivalent is the Blair.