Aspen Times Weekly: Superfeet Sandals

by Stephen Regenold

Big promises come with a plush new sandal offering from insole-maker Superfeet. At $60, the flip-flops are sold as a superior open-toe option, absorbing shock, supporting the arch, potentially relieving plantar fasciitis, and even “great for body alignment,” as the brand puts it.

Superfeet is a leader in the insole category, with decades of experience making products that interface with the bottom of bare feet. Sandals seem like a natural brand extension, and this spring the company launches a line for women and men.

I tested Superfeet’s Outside Men’s Bison model, which come with a deep heel cup, synthetic leather straps, as well as the aforementioned bio-mechanical claims.

I’m not sure about “body alignment,” but if that term is a stand-in for foot support that translates to comfortable ankles, knees, and above, Superfeet gets a pass. These sandals exude a firm, confident fit the moment you step in.

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