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Ocean Minded Southern Baja Reviews

73 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 28 Southern Baja Ocean Minded Reviews

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June 28, 2014

Camron

from Seattle

Long lasting and comfortable. Fabric toe strap is much better than leather in other styles. Wish they came in a variety of colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2014

Peter B

from Pittsburgh

Very comfortable almost immediately with very little break-in time required (maybe a day or two, and even then it wasn't an uncomfortable break-in). Only had them a month so far, but they've held up well. They've been on a cross-country trip, out in the rain, and whatever else I've needed.

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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May 13, 2014

Jo N

from Southern California

My son is 13 and lives on the beach. loves surfing and loves these new flip flops. comfortable since day one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2014

Annette R

from Secane, PA

I bought these sandals for my husband, as we were going to Punta Cana and he needed a comfortable pair of sandals. He wore the sandals during our vacation and said they were very comfortable. They look great to wear out at night or during the day. I am going to get a pair for my son as well! I would highly recommend them! Style, comfort all in one sandal!

Brands I'd also recommend: reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

These are great sandals with a great fit! They work with shorts or a pair of jeans. The footbed was a bit slippery when I first got them, but they have since become less slippery with wear and tear. This was my first purchase from Zappos and I was amazed with the super quick delivery. I also liked that the sandals had not been tried before (like in the store).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 13, 2013

Rick H

from Boston, MA

Great pair of sandals, very comfortable. I have only had them a couple months and have been very happy. They are also extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Fort Worth, Texas

I wear a wide shoe, so the width was a little tight at the beginning, but after a little wear, they stretched out nicely. The look is great, and the feel of the footbed is outstanding. Definitely a good buy, just mind the size if you have problems with shoes running a little small.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 22, 2013

Nicole J

from Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Bought these for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves them! He says it has great arch support which makes them very comfortable to wear all day long. They look great too. Highly recommended and a very good price for this quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Napa, CA

I bought these for my husband to replace an identical pair that lasted 2 years of regular use! (His old pair still fit fine, but are showing a little wear now.) They are a great investment and mold to fit your feet. He has a wide foot and the regular size fit him fine

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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October 10, 2012

Matthew E

from San Diego, California

This is a solid flip flops. Very comfy and I wear them maybe 340 days a year. Superior quality, they are a worth every cent.

Brands I'd also recommend: NOT REEF

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2012

Jay S

from Washington, DC

I love the flip flop, very comfortable. I would suggest getting a half size bigger than your size as my foot is right on the edge of the end of the flop.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Excellent arch support

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from PA

These sandals are a much lighter brown than they look in the picture. They're a light brown, not chocolate color. Otherwise nice.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Hoboken, NJ

Comfortable sandals that feel and look well made enough to be worn with shorts or khaki pants. The shoes have a bit more room in the toes relative to the heels at a given size than I would like though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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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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June 6, 2014

Thomas W

from San Antonio, TX

This will be the last pair or Open Minded flip flops I am buying. They are not the same shoes since Crocs bought the company, with a much harder sole and less cushioning. This shoe was previously known as the Mokolua, but the sandal by that name today is close to a lot. This Southern Baja is the same sandal in style, but construction is most definitely not. It still has fairly good arch support (I have flat feet), it is still made with leather and fits well, but the comfort while walking is gone. There used to be a squishiness to the rubber sole that made walking in these an all day affair with no problems, but that is no longer the case. I have been wearing these almost year round for the last 5-6 years (each pair last about 1.5-2 years), and unfortunately I will have to find a new flip flop after I am done with these ones. Maybe Crocs will read this and make them the way Ocean Minded used to. By the way, I buy these a bit larger than my shoe size because I hate having my heel come off the back. I have an 11-11.5 foot, but wear a size 12 sandal.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef, Rainbow

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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November 27, 2013

Dan

from Scottsdale, Az.

Be aware that the footbed and strap of the shoe are much lighter brown than the picture shows online. I actually brought the shoes to the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos to show them the discrepancy. When I presented the shoes to Leann at the front desk, she greeted me with an argument and insisted that the lighting in the picture or the brightness of my computer screen was to blame. She pulled the shoes up on her computer screen (which looked the same as my computer screen) and tried to convince me that I was seeing something I wasn't. I walked out of the building with my shoes to find another way to fix the problem. The bottom line is the picture didn't accurately represent the true color of the shoe and the customer service at the front desk of headquarters was atrocious. I will say that the service I received on the phone to remedy the situation was excellent and resolved the problem very quickly.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 7, 2012

Chris

 

These are ok, but they squeak with every step. People will definitely hear you coming when you wear them!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 14, 2013

Matt L

from Virginia

I had a pair of these that I wore every day for about 3 years. They were great. I just bought another pair to replace them. Unfortunately, they are not the same. They are now a super light tan color and they have changed the soles and now have no cushioning. I've worn them for about three weeks now and they are completely blown out. My feet hurt after wearing them...I used to love ocean minded...definitely disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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