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Ocean Minded Southern Baja Reviews

74 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

20%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

64 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I've had a pair of these sandals for over four years now, and that's daily use. I've hiked miles on them with no discomfort. Only problem I ever had was if your foot gets wet it slips a little on the leather footbed, dries up quick though. I'm still using them but the toe strap is finally getting worn out. I'm definitely going to buy another pair - extremely comfortable and durable!

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/15/09
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great style and look, poor quality. I bought these five months ago while I was backpacking around Australia. After breaking them in for a few days they were great flip flops. After 5 months of average use, they really started to come apart. The color on top of the flip flop started showing wear and turning different shades of brown. The heel started to wear really thin and the canvas strap in between the toes gave out in a spectacular blow out while walking around Waikiki. Great style, great colors, pretty comfortable, but durability is severely lacking. Will go back to Reef sandals.

Additional 54 Southern Baja Ocean Minded Reviews

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August 25, 2012

Colin P

 

These were pretty rough on my feet while I was breaking them in. I had to take them off and walk around barefoot sometimes because they were rubbing the skin off my feet. They're pretty much broken in now (after 10 wearings or so), and are pretty comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 9, 2012

Matt

 

I like the way these look, but they're terrible -- the synthetic materials used for the lowers result in a slipper fit, but worse -- squeak loudly with every step. It's comical...but not. Too squeaky.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

I wear flip flop a lot, even during winter. For the price they are excellent quality, and very comfortable. They generally make a squeaking noise for about the 1st week, then that goes away. I have had 3 pairs of these, I wear them out in about a year. Basically the sole flattens out, and it looses it arch support at that time, but I have never had a pair fall apart in anyway. If your feet are like mine, you should love them. I prefer them over Reef & Rainbows by some measure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Look good, feel good. There's a short breaking in period and now they feel molded to my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Kuwait

Comfortable, sturdy, good looking! Perfect beach shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2012

CB

from Chicago, IL

These are comfortable and look great. But beware. They run small...very small.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from CT

These are durable, tough sandales but that is great if your feet are made of leather! I took these walking around a city park, and it did take long before the upper leather part was chafing my feet. Not long after that there were raw marks on my feet, maybe these sandals need more time to break in, but for the time being my feet are hurting.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva,Reebok,Nike

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 6, 2012

Simon O

from Woodland, CA

I loved this sandals, they fit really good. First two times I wore them they were a little hard, but after broken in now they couldn't be any more comfortable. Zappos delivery was like 3 days or something like that. very pleased with my purchase. Thanks Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Detroit

You have to own a pair of these. Great arch support! Comfortable all day walkers! Great for the beech or just casual attire. If someone stole these from me, I would replace them without doubt.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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June 11, 2012

Mr R

from Texas

These guys were a little hard to break in at first, I don't get blisters from flip flops often. The best part of these is the huge arch support, I could walk forever. After 10 years of wearing flip flops I say these are the best I've owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

Got these in several different sizes for the guys in my wedding party. Only the soon to be hubby has worn them so far but he liked them so much he had me pick him up another pair for use between now and then. I've fought for years to get him to try real flip flops and these seem to have done the trick. Fabulous

Brands I'd also recommend: OluKai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Tom

from ny

They are not making them the same way anymore. Now, as they get worn they become slippery and fly off your feet at the most inopportune times, like climbing stairs. I have had 3 pairs, this one is not like the others. I think it's because they have gone to using recycled material to make these. Dropping it 2 stars for that. They look great still.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Miami, Florida

I've had a pair of these sandals for over four years now, and that's daily use. I've hiked miles on them with no discomfort. Only problem I ever had was if your foot gets wet it slips a little on the leather footbed, dries up quick though. I'm still using them but the toe strap is finally getting worn out. I'm definitely going to buy another pair - extremely comfortable and durable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Annapolis, MD

My husband loves these shoes. I was looking at trying to get my husband into a comfortable sandal, and out of his boat shoes that are just ridiculous for a hot summer and the beach. My son had a pair of these exact same sandals and said they were great. They are great, husband is very happy and I am a loyal fan of the best store on the internet, hands down. Zappos is changing the customer experience, you will not be disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Wilmington, DE

Good looking and environmentally responsible shoes. Size seems right on, support is in all the right places. Do seem to run a little narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Olukai

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 1, 2011

Ken Z

 

They look nice, but these sandals are not the best. The bands stretched quite a bit and cushioning or sole of the sandals quickly became hard as rock. You can't walk for very long without experiencing discomfort. I'm looking for a new pair.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Only problem is heavily embossed Logo in heel of shoe which is somewhat uncomfortable -- feels like sand under your heel. They could have put the Logo elsewhere or not made it so deep into the leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cobian, Sperry

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2011

Christina B

from Sacramento, California

I bought these sandals for my hubby since sadly, Zappos.com doesn't carry the brand we usually buy. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice and seemingly well made these sandals appeared. Only time will tell if they hold up as well as the other brand, but we are very happy so far.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef, Rainbow

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Bridgeport, Ohio

Great flip flops. They lasted for two and a half years of nearly constant wear before the sole began to split apart on me. They were extremely comfortable and worked well both as a casual sandal and for something a little dressier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago

I bought these sandals for my husband. They rubbed blisters, so he thought they just needed breaking in, but he\'s been wearing them for six months now, and they still give him blisters if he walks very far. Also the soles are inflexible, like walking on boards. They make a loud clacking sound. A nice looking pair of sandals--too bad it\'s not functional.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Cupertino, California

These are the most comfortable flip-flops I have had the pleasure of owning. On top of which, the manufacturing appears to be of a high quality. Nothing worse than paying good money for a product that was cheaply made. You won't have to worry about that with these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2010

Paul J

from Los Angeles, CA

Great pair of flip flops, especially for the money. Nice, distressed look that makes them great with jeans for the casual trip to the Wine Bar or as beach companions in their natural environment. Nice arch support, comfortable toe hold that doesn\'t cause blisters. Good tread. They replaced my Clarks at half the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 15, 2009

Tony P

from Waikiki

Great style and look, poor quality. I bought these five months ago while I was backpacking around Australia. After breaking them in for a few days they were great flip flops. After 5 months of average use, they really started to come apart. The color on top of the flip flop started showing wear and turning different shades of brown. The heel started to wear really thin and the canvas strap in between the toes gave out in a spectacular blow out while walking around Waikiki. Great style, great colors, pretty comfortable, but durability is severely lacking. Will go back to Reef sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Reef Flip-Flop

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 6, 2009

Anonymous

from LA, CA

Great sandal, the only reason I'm only giving it 4 stars is because it takes a few days to break in and the leather at first is very tough that after a few minutes of walking, they can become uncomfortable. That said, after a few wears, they are soft and comfortable to walk at the beach all day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2008

Dstubbs

from SLO, California

3rd pair of leathers from Ocean Minded and have yet to be disappointed. Has a deep dish feel as soon as you slip them on, helps break them in quicker. Soft buttery leather. No complaints. I do like this year’s darker leather. Nice to change it up a bit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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