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#12291709 - 06/13/17 10:24 AM Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide
Diezel_Rocker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 524
Loc: DFW
I saw the other thread and figured I would make a new thread and also throw in some other options. If I am not wearing dress shoes (which I wear far too much) or workout shoes, I am wearing higher-end (not $10 Walmart specials) flip flops 100% of the time. I have owned every brand and probably have 20 pairs in my closet right now (until the next garage sale when my wife sells a few pairs and pockets the cash)

Top Flip Flops (these are all great, not in order of their greatness)

1) Reef Swellular Cushion Lux - fantastic. Great for fishing all day. One of my all-time favorites.
2) Reef Rover SL - made of fake leather but are also super comfy. Kinda dressy.
3) Reef Bosters - amazing and cool looking
4) Reef Fanning - These are more supportive than the rest. I have personally never had an issue with the bottle opener tearing stuff up but could see it happening (I don't need to step on any seats in my boat)
5) Corbian Draino - not as comfy as above but a cool design
6) Sanuk (Make from Yoga Mats)- not bad, look cool and are comfy
7) Hurley Phantom (Made by Nike) - super light weight and are surprisingly durable. I have some ugly orange/black ones that I just can't kill.

Notes
Olukai - I will catch heat for this but not my favorite. I have two pairs - including some fancy leather ones with Hawaiian engravings which are my most expensive pair of flip-flops ($110 or so) and a standard pair. For guys wanting arch support I can see it. These have arch support but I don't find them very comfortable. My wife can't wear these for 10 mins without getting leg cramps. I would walk around and carefully evaluate before buying. Quality is very good.

My normal set-up for a full day of fishing is flip-flops, then once I launch, I throw on a pair of Strike King Zekos. These are like slippers and have a super boat interior friendly bottom that won't wear carpet/seats. I keep these in the boat. Don't wear these in parking lots, etc.

Another cool shoe for fishing is the Sperry Billfish Ultra Light boat shoe. Waterproof with a anti-bacterial sole I like these a lot.

References
Reef Swellular Cushion Lux


Reef Bosters


Strike King Zeko
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#12291717 - 06/13/17 10:27 AM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
I got a pair of reefs I found at Ross for 30$.
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#12291741 - 06/13/17 10:46 AM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
texasAUtiger Offline
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Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 316
Loc: Waco, TX
I love my Reef's from Academy.

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#12291757 - 06/13/17 10:57 AM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
tm33 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 59
Loc: Katy, Tx
Thanks for the post. This is exactly what I was hoping for to help me decide.
I am thinking about going with either the Reef Bosters or Reef Fanning.

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#12291770 - 06/13/17 11:03 AM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: tm33]
Diezel_Rocker Offline
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Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 524
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: tm33
Thanks for the post. This is exactly what I was hoping for to help me decide.
I am thinking about going with either the Reef Bosters or Reef Fanning.


You are welcome. The Fannings do have the metal bottle opener on the bottom which may cause concern whereas the other Reef models do now. The Swellular ones are really crazy comfortable. I bought them on closeout for 50% off thinking I wouldn't wear them much but they are almost my favorites now. Academy and Dicks both have a good Reef selection.
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#12291778 - 06/13/17 11:12 AM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
barbarian Offline
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Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 752
I personally didn't like my reefs. They hurt my feet and back for some reason. I think it's the arch on their flip flop. I like my crocs, but I've noticed the last couple of years that I need to wear tennis shoes. My back feels so much better.

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#12291961 - 06/13/17 12:53 PM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
Nekro Offline
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Registered: 09/05/16
Posts: 410
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Looking at getting some reefs. My sandals are 6 years old, I thinks its time to retire them.
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#12292009 - 06/13/17 01:15 PM Re: Bass Fishing Shoes - Flip/Flops Guide [Re: Diezel_Rocker]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3456
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I haven't tried reefs. I've been wearing croc flip flops the last two years and like them. I'm going to try a pair of reefs out to compare.


Edited by Brent S (06/13/17 01:15 PM)
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