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Ocean Minded Southern Baja Reviews

74 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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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.

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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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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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May 30, 2008

Ryan

from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Fantastic - This is by far my favorite pair of sandals I have owned. I have had them for about a month now and they fit, look, and feel perfectly. Because the Southern Baja is slightly form fitted, they become more comfortable than most shoes I have ever had, unlike most flat rubber sandals. I can tell these are going to hold up for a long time and I trust no one more than Zappos for online purchases and policies. Thanks so much Zappos, you will be hearing positive things from me again soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2008

Anonymous

 

Review of Ocean Minded's Southern Baja - This is a great sandal. I did have a pair for a year and it broke, but it is the most comfortable sandal I have ever had. Overall, this is a great sandal aside from the durability factor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2008

Greg

from Ventura, California

Amazing - These are quickly becoming my favorite pair of sandals ever. I've had reefs, rainbows etc... but these are in a league of their own. Very comfortable, very durable. They may run a little small though. I normally wear a 12 and even had a previous pair of ocean minded sandals that fit at size 12, but the southern Baja 12 was just a little too small for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2008

Anonymous

from Walhalla, South Carolina

Ocean Minded Southern Baja - Good, comfortable flop. Great job, Zappos! Placed my order on sat., wearing 'em on mon.!! Best customer service ever. Very impressed. You have my business, and recommendation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2008

Anonymous

 

Best flip flop around!!! I have been wearing flip flops for years and OM has created the best flip flop with the Southern Baja!!! They mold to your feet and have a perfect smooth leather feel with an awesome distressed look to them. Highly recommend

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2007

Anonymous

from Riverside, CA

Ocean Minded black leather sandal - Awesome comfort, fit, a real joy to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Etnies Calcut

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2007

Mike

from New York City

Ocean Minded Southern Baja - These are the best looking flip-flops I own. They look great worn casually with shorts, but can also be worn with chinos and a collared shirt for a night out. They feel more comfortable each time I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2007

Anonymous

from Maine

A perfect flip-flop - I got these for my 19 year old son who has never been a flip-flop wearer. I wanted to find a super comfortable, low-profile, well-made sandal that he would put on and love from the first moment. These were exactly the right ones - they look and feel nicely worn in right out of the box. A perfect summer wear-all-day sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2007

Anonymous

from NV

Nice product - Got it as a present for my boyfriend. He has high arches, so had some blisters on the side... but overall likes them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2007

Anonymous

 

Great thongs! I bought these for my husband. He loves them. They are actually pretty comfortable as they aren't totally flat and have some good cushion. He digs them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 8, 2007

Anonymous

 

Great sandals - Ocean minded sandals are very comfortable. They sort of form fit to the front of the foot, which helps a lot. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2007

Amber

from Fort Worth, Texas

Most comfortable flip flops ever - I love these flip flops!!! They adjusted to my feet within 48 hours. They are good quality and simple. I would recommend these shoes to everyone!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rainbows

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2007

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Great Sandals - I've owned Rainbows and I currently have the quicksilver jah sandals and these are significantly more comfortable than both. The brown is a darker brown than it appears in the picture but overall these are great sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2007

Anonymous

from Palm Beach, FL

I am enjoying these sandals greatly. I was slightly concerned initially as they seem a bit oversized, about 1/2 size. As such, mine are loose fitting. However, the slight ridge behind the toes and the clear arch support keep them on my feet without any effort. I had no hot spot/blisters develop during the initial everyday wear period. In all, I am very happy with the comfort and look of these sandals. Also, Zappos did a great job with a quick shipment and excellent follow up. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2006

R C

from Ohio

Southern Baja or Hawaiian Isle! I originally found this sandal at the Billabong store in Waikiki and loved the look. Then after spending two weeks wearing it around the island and on the beach... I fell in love with the comfort. Who knew?? :-) I give it high marks for style, comfort, and the way it brings back the memories of my Hawaiian vacation. I am glad I was able to find another pair to wear for everyday back home in Ohio. Thnx Zappos.com

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2006

Joel

from Napa, CA

Fast favorites! I'm lucky enough to wear sandals at work so I've got 'em on all day, everyday, year round. Recently ordered six (6) pair of flips in assorted styles - Sanuks, Clarks, Tevas, etc - and kept three. Had never heard of Ocean Minded before yet, hands down, these were my favorite. The pre-molded footbed is comfy straight out of the box; these are THE pair of flips for Birkenstock lovers. Very water friendly, too. The only (minor) complaint I have is that although comfortable there isn't much cushioning in the heel so these are not the right sandals if you're on your feet all day or walk a lot. After 8 hours, or a couple miles, you'll wish you were wearing Crocs instead. Short of that, you'll be happy and lookin' good in these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2006

Anonymous

from North Carolina

The Baja is now my favorite flop ever - They were a little stiff to start but they broke-in in about two weeks and now I don’t take them of unless I have to even when walking around the house and they look just right in the color department which I was worried about. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2006

Brian E

from Arizona

Comfort - My Zappos are the most comfortable things I have had on my feet!! I was not sure about ordering through a web site but it could not have gone smoother. I will enjoy ordering more products of Zappos again. Thanks Zappos for a great product and speedy delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2006

Jay T

from Nashville, TN

Finally, comfort - I got these because of what the company stood for, and I didn't want Rainbow sandals, which are all the rage. These sandals are the most comfortable pair that I've owned (Doc Martens, Clarks, Teva, and Chaco). At first the arch support is unusual, but after a few days it becomes a welcome treat. I highly recommend these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2006

Anonymous

from Los Angeles , CA

Finally,comfortable sandals for a teen's 15. Broken in.......great fit and comfortable..a "coo": Teen Look

Brands I'd also recommend: TEVA RAINBOW

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2005

Anonymous

from Flort Lauderdale, FL

Very happy with the shoes. I bought these for my son; he is 6'2 and wears a size 14, so it is hard to find shoes for him. He says these are extremely comfortable and molded to his foot quickly. He is 15 and we live in Florida, so he wears this kind of shoe most of the time. We have a problem with the soles splitting on other brands after he has worn them for a short time. I will post how long these last if that happens with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: For teens the DC line is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 3, 2005

Andy

from Temecula, Ca.

Great Sandals - I'm very pleased with these sandals. Great just cruising the beach or witha pair of slacks going out to dinner.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Reefs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2005

Omar

from Fort Bragg, NC

These sandals rock - These sandals are great. I've had them about 3 weeks now, by far THE most comfortable pair I've ever owned. I will definitely be checking out their gear in the future from now on. Do yourself a favor and at least try a pair on, even if they're not from this site. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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