Monday, July 8, 2013

Okabashi Maui Review...and giveaway!

I am a flip flop JUNKIE in the summer.  If I could be barefoot all the time I would, but I can't.  I have plantar fasciitis.  In a nutshell it means the tendon running along the bottom of my foot is super inflamed and if I wear the wrong shoes it causes PAIN.  Horrible pain.  Like not being able to walk pain.  I have been dealing with this for YEARS.  They mentioned me going to therapy, but I have three kids.  One not in school.  Who is going to watch her.

I wore some cute, yet noncomfy shoes the other week, and my body has been paying for it.  When the plantar tendon acts up it hurts to walk.  Which makes me walk on the outside of my foot.  When I do that my calf hurts.  Then my thigh hurts.  Then my butt hurts.  Seriously.  I get full body pain.

So in my quest for adorable flip flop purchasing I ran across Okabashi Shoes.  They fit the cute aspect and I contacted the company and they gave me a pair to try out!  You know what else is awesome.  They actually HELP with plantar fasciitis!  These sandals help with the proper alignment and help to prevent pronation!  Read their fact sheet to learn more!

I was sent the Maui in Jade.  I read reviews and read that they ran a tad bit small.  I got the largest they offered.  I typically wear a 10.5 or 11, so I was a bit scared they wouldn't fit.  They fit just right.  If I could, I would have gone a size bigger, but they are definitely not uncomfortable and I have been wearing them like crazy since I got them.  I get compliments daily.
 Here are a few key points from the site for this particular style:
  • Good for You: Massaging Insole, Ergonomic Foot-bed, Superior Arch Support
I have had shoes before with the little nubs in the bottom and they hurt my foot.  These are not obnoxiously sized and felt nice!
  • Good for the Environment: Made in the USA, 100% Recyclable

  • Good for your Pocket: Guaranteed for 2 years
  • Signature Microplast Material: contains Anti-Microbial Agent, Anti-Slip, Anti-Odor, Vegan-Friendly, Latex-Free
  • BPA Free
  • Durable: Waterproof, Dishwasher safe
  • 1" heel

I really enjoyed the flowers on the bottom.  I bet these would look super cute leaving prints in the sand.
  • Less pronounced arch support
  • Wider foot bed

 Definitely hammock worthy.  Perfect for a nice relaxing day.

This past weekend we went to WV for our family reunion and I wore them to a creek in the mountains.  They were perfect for going in the water after the kiddos.  They dried off quickly.  I walked in the water and was fine, once I got out, running after the kiddos.  No slipping and sliding!
I am officially in love with these and the best part is they are a great price!  Only $18.99 per pair!  SCORE.  I think I need to order the "watermelon" ones.  ADORABLE.

I get the distinct honor of giving away a pair of these AMAZING flip flips, in the color of the readers choice, to one lucky reader!!

The giveaway is open to readers in the US only.  NORMALLY shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is a higher cost than the continental US, but they have decided to include ALL of the US in this giveaway!  Woo hoo!  Want to enter, here's how.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please play nice and play fair.  I check entries!  No cheating!

This giveaway is sponsored by Okabashi.  I was given a pair of Maui sandals to review, but was under no obligation to write a positive review.  The impressions and comfort of my feet are all my own.  Okabashi will be responsible for mailing the sandals to the winner.  This contest is only open to residents of the USA.

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity! I would totally choose the Pomegranate Color! What great flip flops!

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  2. Those are cute! I want some!

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  3. I love the look of these! Im desperately needing some new sandals for summer. I dont have any at all! I would totally choose brown and wear them with EVERYTHING. Kudos too that they accomodate larger feet with a wider foot base. I wear the same size as you Sarah so that's crucial for me, and difficult to find in an affordable price range and not hurting my feet. I could see ordering lots of these especially if Im able to try them first. Thanks so much for finding!

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  4. These look great for my wide, flat feet! I love the Watermelon color!

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  5. Love these, I'd totally be a bore and get black because they would go with anything. When I get flip flops that really work for my feet I wear them EVERYWHERE!

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  6. Yeah, I need a new pair of black flip flops because I don't have any. All I have are my dirty pink rainbows and that's sad.

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  7. Vic-I like that color as well! They are great flip flops!

    EenerFlee-Good luck!

    Versalspectra- There are some reviews that say they have bought 15 pairs for their entire family. I totally believe it. If Eric wasn't antisandals, I would buy him some.

    Heidi-Those are my next ones!

    Becca- Go bright!!!

    That is sad Morgan. My Rainbows bit the dust as well.

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  8. I absolutely love those shoes! The turquoise are just perfect! :)

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  9. They look so comfy! WANT!

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    1. Forgot to put in my color preference. I'd love either the grape or the sunshine. Or denim. SO MANY CHOICES!!!!

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    2. Oooh. I like the grape as well! Good luck!

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  10. I need new sandals and these look super cute and comfy.

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  11. They look comfy!! I think I'd pick grape or jade... hard to pick!

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  12. I would get them in white! I need a new pair of white sandals =]

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  13. ooo a size ML in demin would be rather SWEET but my gothest of goth hearts says i should do black.

    they look cozy!

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    1. They are super cozy! I wore them all day today at the market!

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  14. I really should be sensible and say black but I love the orange!

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    1. Summer time is about fun! If you win, go orange (says the girl with about 10 pairs of black sandals)

      Think about it this way...you don't HAVE to be sensible if you get them for free!

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  15. ML in black coz it goes with everything! I like the denim too!

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  16. either the brown or the white!

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  17. I would choose the Hot Pink!
    Laurie Emerson

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  18. I'd choose Oxford Blue. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I would love the brown color!

    Eileen Burke

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  20. what fun colors! I think I would get grape!

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  21. I would choose the Turquoise if I won!

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  22. I would choose the brown so I could wear them with everything.

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  23. I would choose the black ones if I win!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  24. I would go for it and get the Pomegranate! These look like fun sandals and demand a fun color! :)

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  25. I would choose the turquoise color.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway…my daughter likes the pink.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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