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The Sidewalk Surfer by Sanuk is a hybrid shoe/sandal combination featuring a shoe upper on a sandal bottom. This patent pending design combines the year-round style and protection of a shoe with the natural comfort of a sandal. The sandal bottom allows your foot to bend and flex the way nature designed you to walk. And the loose fitting upper allows your foot to spread so it can absorb shock naturally. They are the most comfortable shoes - I mean sandals - we've tried in years. The Pick Pocket features a hidden stash pocket, coated cotton uppers don't flinch at a little weather, and jean-like stitch details.
11 D(M) US
Slip-on skimmer with lightly frayed tongue and embroidered ventialtion openings^High-rebound ethylene vinyl acetate footbedOdor-absorbing insole
11 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I bought these, I felt as though I was taking a shot in the dark on whether or not I'd like them or how well they'd fit. I had never tried them on before and it's a good thing I hadn't, because if I had, I would have definitely paid full price at whatever store I found them at. These shoes are ridiculously comfortable! They are extremely lightweight, yet they feel both soft and durable. Quite the paradox. They appear to be really well made. Sadly, Amazon has placed a cap at 5 stars for these shoes, which doesn't do them justice, so I'll elaborate below.
I purchased these on a whim to see if they might work as a pair of casual shoes for backpacking around the world. I pack extremely lightweight when I travel. I only carry a 45L backpack (carry-on sized) with me. So for me, luggage real estate is highly valued and respected. I'll definitely be making room for these in my backpack for my upcoming trip.
The fit: I normally wear a size 12-13, depending on...
These are my 4th pair of Sanuk, all of which have been amazing and incredibly comfortable on my feet. They dont really provide any arch support, but these really arent meant for that. They're great for chillin at home, walking around town, or even wearing to the office on a casual day. One pair (the Hemp shoe) I own I ordered in a size 12 (what I normally wear) and the Sanuks fit a little too big. Perfect in the toe area but they slip off the heel a bit. Another pair I have is also a 12 but I wear with socks (the Motorboat sidwalk surfer) and they fit just right. The other 2 pair I have (the Vegabond and the Pickpocket) I got a size 11 in because of how stretchy the material is. So the first couple days they are/were tight in the toe area but were like wearing a marshmallow wrapped in a cloud and topped off with unicorn hair. Basically they are the best shoes I've ever owned.
I would recommend going down a size when you order these, unless you're at the higher end...
Pros: These are the best casual shoes ever made. I use them for driving, going through airports, and I wear them at work. They aren't the most stylish looking shoe ever made, but they are ridiculously comfortable and simple.
Cons: There is zero foot protection. You don't realize how much regular shoes block little bumps from objects. If you are a heavy heel striker you may need to adjust the way that you walk to account for the lack of a super thick sole on the standard trainer. I wear flat bottom skate shoes or zero drop running shoes and do not have an issue.
If you are just hanging out, these shoes are one of the best. This is my second pair, and the first pair (3years old) are still going strong as well.
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