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Old 06-17-2015, 06:15 AM
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Default Non-skid eating up my sandal soles?

I've noticed that my current pair of Rainbow sandals are getting worn down more quickly than in the past. I'm not sure if this is because they have changed their materials or if it is all those hours moving around and steadying myself on the diamond non-skid pattern on my boat's deck.

Anyways just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same as it may influence the next pair of flops I buy. I used to get 4 years or so out of a pair of Rainbow flops with the hemp uppers but these things will be toast by the end of this summer for sure.
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Not experiencing that at all.
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first mistake is having Rainbow sandals
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first mistake is having Rainbow sandals
Even if I had them, I'd never admit to it.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
first mistake is having Rainbow sandals
I'm surprised it took three posts to get here.

I don't care too much about other men's choice in footwear, to each his own
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I couldn't imagine a pair of sandals lasting 4 years. I usually buy two pairs of reefs a year. That being said I can wear sandals in December down here.
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How come feet never wear out from going barefoot ?
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:09 AM
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Could be the deck, I haven't noticed any change in the quality of rainbows. I'm still getting 2-3 summers out of mine, unfortunately I'm not on the boat 10 hours a day though.

As an aside, I used to be the type of guy that wouldn't even wear sandals to the beach, then several years ago in college my gf bought me a pair of rainbows, theyre awesome. No I don't wear them all the time but to throw on after work with a t shirt and some shorts they're great. I also hunt, fish, carry a gun, drive a 4x4 truck, and dip - if one pair of sandals makes me look like a girly man to some so be it.

I'm suprised THT isn't all about them, they're high quality and as far as I know they're about the most expensive flops you can buy... If that ain't THT I don't know what is.
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They are absolutely the best. Kinda of a Cali/West Coast thing for a long time. I have been wearing them for years!
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
I'm suprised THT isn't all about them, they're high quality and as far as I know they're about the most expensive flops you can buy... If that ain't THT I don't know what is.
Best? Yes. I get 5-10 years out of each pair. 5 years when I was guarding and wore them every day, 10 years once I got a real job and had to wear shoes instead.

Not quite the most expensive:
https://www.olukai.com/shop/mens/sandals/
These win that award.
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Had to google em'... You mean flip-flops. Those aren't supposed to last.
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I went through three Rainbow sandals in one summer, they would pull straps, wear down at the bottom until my heel was dragging, but I love em. Once broken in can't be beat, and I would wear them washing down the boat, cleaning fish, re stocking the boat, 3x a day. I hate rubber flip flops cause they squeak something crazy, and hate boat shoes cause I get better traction bare footed. The soles do get eaten up pretty quick by any surface that isn't sand or flat concrete.
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Flip-flops on boats are an accident waiting to happen.
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first mistake is having Rainbow sandals
No foul, unless they are Bedazzled!

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Originally Posted by JimPend View Post
Flip-flops on boats are an accident waiting to happen.
^^^^This. I love wearing sandals but I have recently switched to Crocs after years of saying I would never own a pair. However they are fantastic for the boat. Great grip, they drain great and you have a strap on the back holding them on. Also unlike a pair of sandals crocks dont get stuck under a groove or something. There are new designs that are not that bad. I have noticed more and more boaters making the switch too.
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Originally Posted by JimPend View Post
Flip-flops on boats are an accident waiting to happen.

How Flip Flops Contribute to Slip and Fall Accidents | Fontana Slip and Fall Attorney

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You guys that are hating on rainbows must not live at or by the beach or barrier islands. Born & reared on the beach & Mine get worn year round but I'm always less than 100 yards from the H2O. If no rainbows its bear foot time! New non skid is hell on feet though.

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Originally Posted by lilnoah View Post
You guys that are hating on rainbows must not live at or by the beach or barrier islands. Born & reared on the beach & Mine get worn year round but I'm always less than 100 yards from the H2O. If no rainbows its bear foot time! New non skid is hell on feet though.

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I believe those are called paws.
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I typically get 3-4 years out of mine before they start to smell funky.
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My daughters love their rainbows...
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