“Wish all my shoes felt this way.”

By Claudia Fisher
November 19, 2019
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Resort season (or, as it’s less popularly known, winter) is upon us, which means you’re probably enjoying sales on warm-weather clothes and vacation accessories. And one of the most under-the-radar finds that’s perfect for upcoming trips to the beach is hiding on Amazon — not on the racks of any store.

While classic Birkenstock sandals have been making a major comeback over the past few years, the brand has been innovating on the style to bring you similar but fresh takes on the casual slides, and Amazon shoppers want to draw your attention to the waterproof flip-flop iteration. 

With more than 1,400 five-star ratings, the Birkenstock Essentials Gizeh EVA Sandals might just be your next favorite pair of shoes. Several reviewers can’t believe how comfortable the sandals are and call them a “great value for the money.” And with color options ranging from eye-catching scuba blue and coral to versatile black and metallic silver, there’s bound to be one that matches your taste.

Unlike the Birkenstocks you may be picturing, the ones made of cork with two outer straps and prominent buckles, these sandals are made entirely of flexible, waterproof, lightweight EVA, which is a material sometimes likened to rubber or pliable plastic. You can also rest assured going sockless won’t cause any embarrassing foot stinkiness since EVA, being the overachieving material that it is, provides odor resistance in addition to shock absorption.

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To buy: amazon.com, from $23

Besides being extremely comfy and low-maintenance, the shoe structure is winning shoppers over with its sturdiness. Built-in arch support keeps feet from hurting, while the toe grip and deep heel cups prevent any slipping and sliding. One reviewer explained, “I love these shoes so much that I have them in three colors. They are easy to clean and are super durable.”

Supportive details like these make this Birkenstocks style so equipped to keep feet happy, even people with foot issues like plantar fasciitis and pregnancy-induced swelling swear by their reliable comfort. As one happy shopper put it, “So comfortable!! Wish all my shoes felt this way.”

Wear the Birkenstocks to the beach, to the airport, around your home, or just out and about town — no matter where you are, having comfortable and durable shoes on your feet is always a blessing.

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