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Reef X-S-1 Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

65% "Excellent arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These slippers are absolutely so very comfortable. I've only had them for a couple of weeks but truly enjoying them. Remember to buy a half size larger than stated because they are really snug. Overall, a great pair of sandals and I'm confident that I will continue to enjoy their superior quality.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/10/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

orst reef I have ever owned! I am 35 and work on the water everyday and live in my reef sandals year round. Day one: bottle opener doesn't work because the sandal bends too much to use. By month five hard plastic is poking through and hurting feet. I have been wearing reef sandals since 7th grade and have seen a steady decline in craftsmanship. Used to get 1 year before reefs broke or wore out. Now I don't even get 6 months. Last 6 pairs have worn out faster then the 6 month warranty. I wear them everyday. (Bring back a better Fanning 02.)

Additional 24 X-S-1 Reef Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2011

Jon j

from Mazatlan Mexico

These new Reefs are sweet! They have plenty of support and firmer feel as you walk. I have been wearing Reefs for 8 years now and love these.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2011

Scott S

from Boston, MA

Most comfortable Reef flip flop to date, these are well worth it. However, the bottle opener isn't as effective as the older Fanning model - no biggie though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2011

Brett V

from Southern California

The most comfortable Reef sandals yet. I always buy the Fanning; these are more comfortable and still have the bottle opener! Awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Providence RI

Great flop! Arch support, hides big toe bunion, sturdy, and bottle opener is super useful. Lasts about a year with heavy use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2011

Maria

from La Quinta, CA

My husband loves the fit of these sandals, but we need a size bigger. Thanks for the quick shipment!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cobian

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2011

Robi

from Hokie Nation, VA

Wowzas! These flip flops are the most comfortable I've ever owned (more so than Reef Fanning and Rainbows). They fit like a glove and they dry quickly! I have never believed in "shock absorbing" gimmicky stuff that is on a lot of footwear nowadays, but I really think these do their job. Also, I had ordered these at 3pm on Tuesday and they came the following day - it was amazing for free shipping! In conclusion, I love these Reef sandals and Zappos' service is amazing as always!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2011

Isaac R

from Salem, Oregon

Best sandal ever, I've always loved Reef's and now I never wear my old sandals because these are so much more confortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2011

Anonymous

from S FL

Great flip flop - very soft & comfortable. A little pricey and due to the soft sole I think will wear out quicker than Reef Fanning style previously purchased. Nice style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 17, 2011

Don D

from The Villages, FL

Look good, feel good, and Zappos must have shipped them on a rocket sled because they were delivered before I knew what was happening! Great job!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 15, 2011

William W

from Stuart, FL

I own 6 pairs of reefs. The X-S-1 is, by far, the most comfortable Reef they make. I would have no problem wearing them all day to a theme park or standing on concrete 8 hours a day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Keen, Salomon, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Queens, NY

5 stars for Reef sandals and 6 stars for Zappos. Having worked for Southwest Airlines, I know what Positively Outrageous Customer Service looks like. Zappos knows how to seduce and cherish their customers. They make you want to brag to your family and friends about how you got special treatment. I order sandals at 9pm on Thursday and Zappos generously upgrades my shipping and Bam! they arrive the next day around noon. How is that possible? I've waited longer for pizza delivery. Zappos plays for keeps. They don't want to give you a reason to shop anywhere else. The free shipping both ways makes the transaction risk-free.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Queens, NY

5 stars for Reef sandals and 6 stars for Zappos. The sandals are great with cushion sole and shock absorbing midsole. Having said that, it is hard to justify this much for footwear that doesn't cover the entire foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Queens, NY

5 stars for Reef sandals and 6 stars for Zappos. The sandals are great with cushion sole and shock absorbing midsole. Having said that, it is hard to justify this much for footwear that doesn't cover the entire foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2011

Paul W

 

Great buy, Church Key doesn't work well though. But I don't drink so no problem! Blessings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2011

Shelton B

from Florida

These are by far the most comfortable Reef sandals (or any other brand) I own. The heel flexes gives way just enough to adsorb the impact exerted on it with every step. I'm 245lbs and they maintain there form perfectly when I stand on them. Felt so good I bought a second pair. They look great and feel great, what more can you ask from a flip flop? If Reef keeps making sandals like this, they'll have a customer for life.

Brands I'd also recommend: OluKai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 7, 2011

Justin J

from Norman, Oklahoma

You can never go wrong with Reefs. They last awhile and they are comfortable to the max, but this pair by far are the most comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2011

CJ

from San Diego

Best flips I've found to date! Better than Sanuk, Rainbow and other premium brands! All day long comfort!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2011

Carlos L

from San Antonio Tx

This sandal is by far the most comfortable I have owned. Reef makes great products and I have owed several of the models with the shock air bubble or pocket in the rear and decided to try these out. I noticed a difference right away and will keep buying these over the air models any day. You won't be disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 26, 2011

Danny

from Louisville Ky.

I have over 20 pairs of Reef flip flops including Fannings, Vision, Phantoms and HTs and my new X-S-1s are by far the most comfortable, durable and best looking of all of them. The X-S-1s fit your feet like a glove and I can't wait to put them on every day. Will be ordering more pairs of these in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

Extraordinarily comfortable and durable flip flops. I put these through a brutal break-in and they performed fantastically. The drainage system is a must have if you're going anywhere near water. And the shocks aren't for show, those things work. Best flip flops I have ever owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2011

Anonymous

from illinois

I have always worn size 13 Reef Fannings. Bur these are just samller, visually seen when held against a Fanning sandal, both of the same size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 3, 2011

Amighty

from Brooklyn New York

As close to an all-purpose athletic flip-flop as I've seen (this year). I need a pair for walking around on the beach as well as walking on NYC's hard hot summer sidewalks that won't leave my feet feeling like they've been beaten by hammers at the end of the day. These are replacing my Fanning 02's (I miss them) from last year and so far so good. Totally cushion all over, but especially on the heel. Water drains right out, and the soft strap gave me zero blisters straight out of the box. They're totally lightweight and well made, although these are the first Reef's I've had that seem to run a half-size small. It would be nice if there was a leather option, but it's nice these are so waterproof.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk, Ocean Minded

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 25, 2011

Dave r

from Virginia Beach, VA

I found these to be much harder to break in than another pair of lower cost Reef flops that I own. They are comfortable, but eat my toes up. Just be prepared to have a break in period. I wear an 8.5 and the 9 was just right.

Brands I'd also recommend: teva, rainbow

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 22, 2011

Farid S

from Chicago

These fit great and are very comfortable. However after about four months of use the hard plastic mid sole had a small crack in it. Zappos' customer service is awesome, as they offered a full refund.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 14, 2012

Anonymous

from L.A., California

I dig these flip-flops. Easily, the most comfortable things I've ever put on my feet. Definitely recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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