The Men’s Flood Lite Sandals from GoLite combines plush with rugged in the perfect performance sandal. This shoes adjustable, waterproof leather and neoprene straps dial in the fit, while its waterproof pigskin leather footbed adds exceptional comfort. These sandals give me a quasi-European vibe – I feel I should be sitting at an outdoor café after having spent the morning viewing art in a museum.
That’s not to say that these sandals aren’t up for more serious pursuits – the toe bumper, sticky sole, and adjustable straps mean you can pretty much do whatever you want in them, including running, bouldering, wading streams, or anything else you have on the agenda. The sticky soles gives plenty of confidence when stepping on slick rocks and quick-drying materials keep your feet comfortable. I was initially skeptical of the leather footbed, but it has worked surprisingly well and I’m looking forward to it molding completely to the shape of my foot.
The Flood Lite sandals come in brown, fossil, or black. As with other GoLite Footwear products, the sizing runs quite large and roomy, so size down at least a half-size, if not a full one.
A complementary women’s version is the Stream Lite. It shares the same good looks, though lacks the additional straps and toe bumper – I guess men are more prone to stubbing their toes. For a review of the women’s version, head over to Women’s Endurance Gear.
GoLite Footwear makes high-quality, attractive footwear, making it a company well worth checking out – for more info and to keep up with new products, check out their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of GoLite Footwear via New England Footwear. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.