Sports San­dal

Adventure - - Sneak Peek -

Socks off to the in­ven­tor of the san­dal, an in­no­va­tion that has caused its share of bizarre tan lines. Leather straps look nice, but for reg­u­lar am­phibi­ous-use choose web­bing; polyester dries fastest. Vel­cro clo­sures have a lim­ited life and can tear open when walk­ing in wa­ter, so if wet ad­ven­tures are on the draw­ing board choose a model us­ing clips or buckles. Beware of su­per-soft cush­ion­ing, as it can make feet pre­ma­turely tired. In time, sweat and dead skin will ac­cu­mu­late on the footbed and make san­dals reek; to over­come the smell scrub with vine­gar pe­ri­od­i­cally. If the size is too small, ex­pect to stub your toes. Too big, and you will trip over the front. Beware of straps or com­po­nents that dig into bony an­kles. When the straps are firm the footbed should stick like glue and the straps should not cut in.

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