It’s time to put away the flip flops* and get out the moccasins. I’ve had a pair of these for about 20 years. I’ve never liked them very well. They feel sort of big and floppy and the channel for the laces that goes around the ankle is a little bit uncomfortable but thick socks help with both of those problems and they’re not too bad so I’ve worn them a lot.
Now the insoles are worn down to the leather and if the laces break one more time I won’t be able to tie them so after twenty years I thought it was finally time for a new pair and having worn that same pair for twenty years seemed like a good reason to buy the same brand again. So I ordered this style. They came yesterday and I love them! They not only feel great but they’re very attractive too. They make my big feet look almost dainty. In fact, when I first took them out of the box they looked too small and I was sure I was going to have to send them back but I tried them on (with a pair of thin-medium socks) and they are a perfect fit!
I wish they came in a rubber-soled version. I’d buy a pair and wear them everywhere. They do have some rubber-soled styles though. These are slightly tempting but maybe a bit too fringy for my taste. And these look comfortable but I’m not really in love with the looks of those. I think I like the fringy ones a bit better. I probably won’t get either of them because I don’t really need them.
(* Metaphorically speaking. I don’t actually own any flip flops.)