Surf sands: let your feet feel the elements

Surfers love sandals. Who doesn't love to feel the warm sand while looking at a perfect peeling wave?

Surf sandals connect us to the place we call home. When we're at the beach, we're in tune with the elements. Modern sandals go beyond the summer season. They're comfortable, durable, soft and anatomically designed to adapt to your feet.

Sandals for surfers offer fluffy soles and have become part of essential accessories we must own in our beach life. There are two main types of surfing sandals: flip-flops and walking sandals. You will wear them in different occasions.

Flip-flops, also known as thong sandals, are the classic beach sandals. They will let your feet breathe, and feel the grain sands and salted water.

Walking sandals will allow you to drive your car and explore steep streets of your favorite surf town, with extra protection around your toes.

Reef is one of the leading brands in the surf sandal world. They've been blending nubuck, feather foam and high density EVA outsole to produce outstanding sandals for the most demanding surfer.

Rainbow has been making surf sandals since 1972. The founder designed a sandal that looks good, feels great, and doesn't wear out. These are premium sandals for life.

Sanuk says "they're not shoes, they're sandals". We agree. Their super soft touch offer a classic look for the contemporary surfer.

Freewaters is in the surf sandal market with style and natural feeling. Some models are Vegan-friendly and contain no animal materials or by-products.

Cobian is a beach lifestyle brand with multiple models for men and women. The conservative offer contrasts with the rad and colored sandals available in the market.

Olukai is known for its luxury Hawaiian surf sandals. You'll find premium upper leather models, as well as larger, wider arch and toe area footwear.

Hurley promises the most comfortable sandal yet. The brand offers technology that mimics how the foot moves, and soft EVA footbed that molds to your foot.

Quiksilver has flip-flops for all tastes. Wether you prefer traction sandals or helm sandals, the surf style is always there.

O'Neill presents affordable, quality beach sandals in multiple cream colors and patterns.

Click on each surf sandal link to buy directly from Amazon, or visit the online surf shop for more detailed information.

This surf sandal review has been updated on the 7th July 2014.