TKEES Sandals Review

I’m the type of person who lives in flip flops and sandals for as long I as can, year-round. Obviously in Iowa this has its limitations, but I love the ease and comfort they offer! I was so excited to be able to sample two pair of flip flops courtesy of TKEES: “No. 22” – a fully solid pinkish shade and “Cobblestone”  – a two-tone greenish-grey. They are both actually quite lovely in person! {See full review below…}

 

 

Review

Appearance – The design philosophy of TKEES is intentionally minimalistic. For whatever reason, I wasn’t thrilled with HOW simple the looked when I first received them – I think perhaps I just thought there should be “more” to them for the price. However after having worn them for a bit, the minimal style has truly grown on my and I really do love how they look!

Comfort – When I first tried them on, I thought they felt a bit stiff. I had read so many reviews talking about their comfort however, so I wondered if this might be because they simply needed to be “broken in” a bit. After wearing them a few times, they were definitely more comfortable and almost felt like I wasn’t wearing any shoes at all! They don’t provide the cushion of an athletic or leisure type flip flop, but my feet also never got sore while wearing them.

UPDATE: I have found that I don’t like wearing them when I need to do a lot of walking. This goes back to the lack of support, and they don’t seem to stay on my feet quite as well as other sandals. The don’t rub or cause blisters, I just like more support and cushion if I’ll be moving around often. They’re still great for places like church where I want something a little nicer looking, but won’t be walking a lot.

Affordability – This brand offers a variety of options in the categories of Flip Flops, Sandals, and Closed Toe (slip ons) ranging in price from $36 to $165. The two pair I received were in the “Flip Flop” category and each retail for $50. This price point is a bit higher I would normally pay for basic sandals, but I think the justification lies in the quality of the materials used (aka, real leather.)

Quality – So far I can definitely feel a difference in the real leather of the sandal vs the less expensive, imitation leather sandals I have from Target. It’s softer and smoother and actually looks nicer. The shoes seem to be put together very well and I expect them to hold up quite nicely!

UPDATE: Though the material is soft, it’s already not holding up as well as expected on the sole of the shoe and around the edges. It’s not major, just not what I’d expect at this price point. Also I’ve noticed they’re fairly “noisy” when walking – perhaps because they are so thin they make more sound against foot?

 

*** I received this product in exchange for an honest review, but do not receive any type of “commission” if you choose to purchase. **

TKEES

$36+
TKEES
7.8

Appearance

9.5 /10

Comfort

5.0 /10

Affordability

7.5 /10

Quality

9.0 /10