These 'Spongy' Sandals Are Like an Ugly Dad Shoe in Flip-Flop Form

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You might recognize footwear brand Hoka One One from Collina Strada’s whimsical fall ‘20 fashion show or from the wardrobes of celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Katie Holmes. While it’s best known for its sneakers, the brand also makes podiatrist-approved sandals that are supportive, yet low-maintenance enough to wear around the house (should you grow tired of wearing the same pair of slippers every day, that is). If you’re interested in changing up your homebound footwear, look no further than the Ora Recovery Flip from Hoka One One.

The vegan flip-flops give off major dad sneaker vibes thanks to their chunky silhouette and focus on comfort and support over all else. But unlike sneakers, these sandals are perfect for hot summer weather when the thought alone of slipping your toes into socks or fuzzy slippers is enough to make you start sweating.

Designed for post-workout recovery, the shoes feature Hoka One One’s signature early-stage meta-rocker geometry, which allows for a smoother transition with each step as you land on your heel and roll forward to lift off from your toes. They also have strategically placed grooves for added cushioning and traction.

Whether or not you’ve just finished a tough workout, the flip-flops are a great option to lounge at home in or wear out and about, and Zappos customers have left hundreds of positive reviews to prove it. Many noted that they purchased the shoes after a podiatrist recommended them, while others said the flip-flops helped with their plantar fasciitis, a common foot issue that causes heel pain due to inflammation.

“When I wear the Recovery Flips, no more plantar fasciitis,” one shopper wrote. “The footbed has wonderful support with just enough spongy feeling to be super comfortable.”

Another said, “I have tendonitis in my left foot so my podiatrist recommended I wear these when I wasn't wearing my shoes with orthotics. I love them. They are cushy and very comfortable.”

It seems that no matter what foot pains are ailing you, these cloud-like flip-flops are the answer. Don’t knock the chunky sandals until you try them.


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