I was overjoyed to receive a pair of Telic recovery flip flops prior to leaving for Ragnar Cape Cod. Ragnar is a 200-ish mile road relay where comfort is king and active recovery is crucial. This race was the perfect opportunity to test these recovery shoes.
We received the Telic Flip Flop in both Key Lime and Grape Vine. I am a size 8 to 9, depending on the shoe, and the Key Lime size 9 Telic’s fit perfectly and matched my Team HMF kit perfectly. My daughter is a size 7.5 and the size 8 Grape Vine Telic’s fit her perfectly and she approved of the purple. Telic’s are available in whole sizes only and I would suggest rounding up in size.
Telic is an American Made company. The shoes are made with “a new material called Novalon™; a body-heat activated, waterproof, feather-light material that is durable, elastic, and pillow-soft. Contoured to support the arches of your feet, all styles feature a deep heel cup with great medial arch and metatarsal support.”
I instantly found the shoes to be very comfortable. They were really easy to walk in and didn’t fall (fly) off. They fit me perfectly in the toe and heel. I liked how they molded to your feet.
Telics are soft and I believe comfortable enough to be considered slippers. I loved how the flip flop thong didn’t chafe between the toes. I also loved the support and sturdiness of the Telic flip flop.
My daughter felt the shoes to be very flexible and felt a “big relief on my feet when put them on after running.” I felt that the shoes made you tilt forward and this helped to stretch out your calves – and who doesn’t like a good calve stretch after running?
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I received product from Telic to review, however, the thoughts and opinions are my own.