You will definitely look like a beach local with a good pair of jandals.
They are the minimalist-beachy-throw on your feet and go- type of footwear.
We created this guide to help you choose between the most popular brands out there.
Make sure you read the info below on sizing before buying a pair!
How the jandals look is up to YOU!
Not your style? You will like these water shoes if you need something a little more sturdy.
The most important decision you will make with any jandal in this list is the SIZE you choose. Make sure you read the details below so that you aren’t ordering the wrong size.
For the most part these sandals run a tad small. But just HOW small the jandals are depends on your foot size.
Let’s jump right in.
Pali Hawaii makes the original Jandal here. They’ve been designing their sandal since 1983.
Although Pali Hawaii has many different styles of flip flops..for the sake of this post we are only going to mention the Jandals.
Pali Hawaii Classics are available in brown, light brown, dark brown and black.
These have been around the longest of all Pali’s styles.
Consequently, they are the MOST popular!
The buckle jandals have a wider footbed with wider (and adjustable straps).
Plus, we loved the raised toe molds towards the front of the jandal that you can feel keeping your foot secure.
Comes in brown and light brown, as well as black. The wider footbed does make this a better option for women with wider feet or men as well. This is a perfect all around summer jandal for guys or girls.
These are just like Pali Hawaii Classics.
As far as looks go these two couldn’t be more similar.
However, some key differences are the sole of the jandal, and the design of the mold itself.
Also, we found that the color can differ.
Really depends on how strong the dye is when they are being made.
We found for the most part Imperial Hawaii Jandal’s ‘brown’ looks closer to the Pali Hawaii’s light brown.
J-Slips are made to be narrower than other jandals.
So if you have a skinny foot these may be the best choice for you.
However, if you have a normal size foot you really can’t go wrong with choosing any brand in the list.
Just as the other Jandals – Hawaii Moses is very similar.
To point out – we felt like the heel within these jandals were slightly taller than the ones above.
The height difference is barely noticeable as all of these jandals are nearly identical.
Additionally, these jandals have a nice ‘curve’ (from front to back) that cradled our feet nicely. Notice in the picture the toe portion curves up.
The Surfware Jandals are probably the least like the others for a few reasons worth mentioning.
First of all, the color isn’t as similar as the other brands and looks to have a little more ‘red’ mixed in with the brown.
The other reasons mentioned here:
To recap on all 5 of these Jandals.
All these jandals are nearly identical. If we had to remove one from the bunch in terms of similarity we’d say the Hawaii Surfware jandals were the most different.
That said…every single one has a different feature that the other one does not.
Some of these details may be more noticeable to you than others.
But.. if you’re JUST using them for everyday things you can’t go wrong with any brand, and the biggest differentiator here would then be the color.