Islander flip flops best for the expat footwear I have found.

Islander flip flops












Its a bit of an in house joke with some of my expat associates that I wear flip flops excessively in comparison to them. But then again I am constantly hoping in and out of different houses probably at least 40 times a day moving between buildings that wearing shoes locally wouldn’t make much sense.

The advantage in doing so is I have worn out several different types of flip flops and the best I can find so far and most comfortable always comes back to Islander due to their thicker soles. The Haviana’s from Brazil may be the fashion icon for the Philippines but they are too thin and you end up feeling every bump in the road. Islanders instead though are more bouncy and comfortable on the feet which can only be good for you. This isn’t a sales pitch by the way but you can find Islanders for around the P250 mark compared to P1000+ for Haviana’s.

9 comments for “Islander flip flops best for the expat footwear I have found.

  1. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Ha, and i wear ONLY flip flops, every day fashion wear are the thin local made 30 peso jobs and for graduations weddings and funerals the islanders, bur sadlu they come a tad small for me, i have huge platera meat, and used to barefoot ski back in the 70s. The last time i wore even a pair of trainers was a trip to Manila 3 years ago, and i developed blisters.

    • Tropicalpenpals
      April 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

      haha im not alone 😉

      • Anonymous
        April 6, 2011 at 7:55 am

        the last time i saw feet like mine was a movie about the sasquatch!

        • Tropicalpenpals
          April 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

          haha.. know that feeling my feet don’t fit in these canal boat shaped trainers here as my feet seem to be 1-2″ wider than asian feet :-/

  2. sonjack 2847
    May 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I have puchased a pair of these last month and they are the most comfortable flip flops I have ever had

  3. Patty
    June 25, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Where can one buy a pair here. I bought a pair in Cebu and my dog ate them. They were so comfortable.

    • Profile photo of OLDARTICLES
      June 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Where are you? there are plenty of stores around selling them including Gaisano.

  4. Eugene
    August 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Matt. I live in the states, California to be exact, and my brother’s birthday is about to come soon. We went to the Philippines for the very first time two summers ago, and bought two pairs of Islander Flip-Flops. His pair unfortunately snapped though. =(

    I’d love to get him a pair (Or a few pairs) if possible as a birthday gift this year, and I was wondering, do you know how I can get my hands on a few Islanders?

    I love the colorway of the pair you have featured in the picture up above by the way. Thanks for the help in advance!

    • Profile photo of OLDARTICLES
      August 3, 2011 at 4:52 am

      Me and the wife had a similar thing with Havianas as we bought a pair each the same day but a year later i was working in the UK and using the havianas in the car (long drive home) and the strap broke the same day my wifes had also brokein in Cebu.