Reef Women’s Sandy Flip-Flop
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Order a size bigger! I've always worn a 9 in these particular shoes, but my last pair over a year ago was too small so I returned them for a 10. Needing another new pair, I went ahead and ordered a 10 and they are even smaller than before (let me note that these are the ONLY size 10 shoes I own, I am solid 9). The new 10's are about an inch smaller as you can see in the picture. Both shoes are a Reef size 10, yet there is a significant difference in size. These are hardy flip flops that I love and will continue to wear, the straps never come out of the shoe and they are good quality, just order a bigger size.
I agree with other posters. These are not made as well as previous years. (I bought my first Reefs back in the late '90s and have only worn Reef flip flops since.)For one, the sole on these appears flat and collects every type of lint and dust (and cat hair) and holds them on the bottom of the shoes. Secondly, with the sole being completely flat, I've actually slipped while walking indoors with these. That NEVER happened with my previous Reefs that had a 'ridged' bottom. Again, I think it's because these hold dust and debris which made them frictionless on that particular tile. They've also gotten smaller over time. My first pair was a size 8 but my previous and this pair required me to get a 9 for the same fit. My actual shoe size is 7.5/8. I imagine the girls who wear size 10 have to buy men's?Meanwhile, I'll be looking for a different brand next summer unless reef has made some changes...
I purchased these flip flops because I own a pair and have been pleased with them for more than 10 years. Knowing that I am going to need to replace then eventually, I decided to look. Reading the reviews, I ordered a size larger than the ones I currently own (I own a 7. I ordered an 8). Upon opening the box, I could immediately tell the quality of the new pair was far inferior than my old. The new pair was they were smaller than my old pair. I will return these.