Absolutely not. Although they are super-rugged and can take a beating, the Timberline (hiker) Griptoenite pad was designed to be soft and comfortable enough to wear around the house, to the pool, around the neighborhood, to the mall or out to dinner.
The griptoenite gripping pads are adhered to the bottom of the sandal with low-profile, high density hook and loop fasteners (Velcro). The technology has come a long way over the years and the product we chose is super strong, easy to clean and has a remarkably long lifespan. They hold strong and very well, yet are very easy to change whenever necessary.
Yes! FlipRocks come in both men’s and women’s sizes. The foot bed was also created at a medium width so they accommodate both wide and narrow fitting comfortably.