The Women's Molokini Sandal by Montrail. Quickly becoming a Montrail classic, the original thermo-moldable flip flop offers incredible comfort and performance.
|Durometer:||38 Asker C / Filler 35 Asker C (AA±3 degrees)|
|Prfrm:||The Science of "Ahhh". Thermo-moldable foam conforms to your foot's unique bone structure for outstanding arch support and full-foot comfort|
|Weight:||5.4 oz / 153 g|
I have pretty narrow feet, and when I pulled these out of the box, I have to admit that they looked so clunky and um, big, that I thought there was no way they'd fit well and no way I'd want to wear them. I also thought they looked a bit silly on my feet. But once I walked around in them, I couldn't even think of sending them back. They are so comfortable. I even wore them on two fairly rocky hikes and my feet felt great (I hate wearing any kind of shoe in the summer). As far as looks, they aren't the sleekest, but for comfort for long walks or long days on your feet, they're awesome.
Normally when I come home after a long day of pounding the NYC pavement all day, I eagerly slip on my Stegmans or my Birkenstocks for foot relief at the end of the day. No more. These Molokini flips are AMAZING. The footbed reaches up and grips my feet, hugging and supporting every curve. No rubbing at the thong insert. Not the lightest flip flops but not heavy either. They're so rocking that I immediately bought a pair of Montrail hikers and that foot bed is also ready to wear terrific. I don't need or miss my orthotics in either shoe!
I think Montrail Molokini flip flops are the greatest and then I think they are the
greatest!! Wow what a flip flop!! I can wear them 18 to 24 hours and my feet still feel absolutely wonderful!! I wish I would have had these years ago. Everyone should be so blessed to have these. I do not have one negative word to say about the Molokin flip flops. I just wish they would make at least 50 colors. I have had many chances to sell the Molokini's right off of my feet!!
Makes me smile when I slip my feet into these customized Molokinis that I can take in water. I do have other sandals: Keen, Born, Chaco, Birkinstocks. I love the styling of my others, but my feet protest when I wear the first three for very long. I sure don't take my Birkies in water because of the higher maintenance and the slippery footbed, so with these Montrail flops, I have it all---fit, safety, versatility, affordability. I also have Montrail trail running shoes and hiking boots, no disappointments.
These are so very comfortable and I almost live in them. They are clunky and large and that did put me off a bit but once I started wearing them around more I got used to them. I live in a rocky area and while I've only had them for a few months have not noticed any chunks coming off or anything. I wore them hiking in the Southern Utah desert with no issues. Great flipflops!
My feet really started hurting this year, just walking around my hardwood floors. I use the molokinis for indoor wearing and they have taken a lot of pressure off my feet. The center tab, being plastic and not fabric, really irritated me between my toes for the first couple of weeks, but my feet have accustomed and that spot no longer hurts. The pain relief on the soles of my feet has been notable.
These sandals really are the best sandals I've owned. Truly comfortable. No break in period required. I bought them for a cruise knowing we would be doing a lot of walking on the excursions. I had no aches or discomfort in my feet. Good traction, lightweight. These were and will continue to be my go-to sandals! If you can spend a little extra money on sandals, these are worth it!
My best friend LIVES in these. She loves them. She raves about them. They look cute on her. So I ordered a pair for myself. I normally wear an 8 in flip flops. I wear a 7.5 in sneakers and boots. I ordered an 8 in the Molokini and it was the strangest fit I've ever seen! It looks like this is a flip flop for people with extremely LONG toes b/c the toe post was set so far back from the front of the shoe. Had I gotten a smaller size the back of my foot would have been over the edge. It was just an odd fit. There was no way I could wear these without looking like a clown! I also noticed that the straps rubbed the sides of my foot pretty bad. Had I tried to wear these on vacation I'd have had blisters in no time. I was disappointed. I really wanted these to be great. They had to go back. I'll stick with my Teva Mush and Reef Slaps!
These are really pretty comfortable actually. They feel like they form to my foot, and support my arch. There are a few downsides though. They get EXTREMELY hot if you wear them out in the scorching sun. My feet felt like they were in an oven, much like they felt when you have to 'cook' them and put them on to form your foot bed. Also, I am in a rocky area, and just normal walking around has already taken small chunks off, especially around the toe area. I probably will not order these again.