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£0.04 per wear insurance against injured feet in hot weather.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2019
Am I a plonker for paying more than a few pence for a piece of plastic with a few holes in, yes. Are there cheaper alternatives? Probably. Do they break eventually? Yes, but doesn't everything?
Once you recover from the self loathing that comes with these bits of plastic, they are great. This is my third pair and I began buying them in 2011. A wild stab in the dark at 'the maths':
100 cycles of on and off a year.
First pair bought in 2011.
Third pair bought just now.
2 pairs 2011-now. 8/2=4 years life per pair. 4x100=400 wears per pair till dead. £15.00/400=£0.0375 every time you wear them.
£0.0375 per wear is very acceptable for cool feet that don't get glass or stones in them when it's hot and the alternative is bare feet.
When buying, ask yourself if you'd pay £0.04 insurance every time you went out with bare feet in hot weather to protect you from getting glass, stones, metal swarf from the garage etc in your feet. If you like the premium, buy them.
How have both my pairs died? The front piece of plastic, 'the thong' to Aussies, has pulled through the soft plastic of the sole. The fix? Dip the button in hot water and manipulate it through a big metal washer with some slip joint pliers... The next point of failure will be wearing through the soles.
Ill keep buying them so long as £0.04 per wear holds.