I live in Pensacola, Florida. Our beach footwear is officially flip flops. You wear flip flops to the beach, and once you are in the sand you take them off. It's the local law, lol. Well, I am having an issue with beach hooping for this reason. I have no problem hooping in the sand with my flops off. I am thinking for special situations like hooping at the pavilions, on decks, etc. ( basically, the areas right before the sand starts - which is usually concrete or decking.) Now this issue is especially pressing to me now, because I am attending the Hangout Festival next weekend in Gulf Shores. There are something like 5 stages, and it is likely a couple will be in a parking lot, not on the sand. When I hoop in flip flops, or do anything active really - I tend to hurt myself. Namely, my flip flop will move to the side, and my foot will end up on the ground - and the thong part of the flop is now weirdly stretched between my toes and the ground (if that makes sense). This can be painful, and it also makes my hooping a little more awkward because I am worrying about it the entire time, and also just because I slide around in them - making jumps and other things much less fluid. I am looking for a flip flop alternative - something light, comfortable, very easy to take on and off for sand to parking lot transitioning, etc - not tennis shoes! Or even just a really good flip flop that you have that doesn't do that to you. Currently I own Rainbows and Reefs, which are really good quality. I believe this is just a flip flop tendency. Hope you can help!
I think Birkenstock Gizeh are perfection.
They are the most comfy thing ever, easy to put on and off, stays on cause your foot is in the shaped footbed and they last literally FOREVER. Possibly the most comfy and durable sandals in the world :)
A good alternative is the Birkenstock Mayari: http://www.botteroski.com/negozio/prodimages/birkenstock_infradito_...