Sanuk Yoga Sling Review – 2017 Model Comparison Guide

sanuk yoga sling

I think we can all agree that flip-flops are the best summer footwear. But the problem is that most of them are not comfortable enough, and some of them can even cause us to slip.

But Sanuk is a brand that offers many unique options. I looked at Sanuk’s Yoga Sling 2, Ella, Wedge, Burst, and Gladiator in order to find it which one is the most comfortable and sweat resistant, which has the best arch support, and more. Here you will find the most comprehensive Sanuk Yoga Sling review.

Each yoga sling that you will read about has a footbed made from a yoga mat material, which means the whole collection is designed for comfort.

I will review and look at the pros and cons of each model, gauging the versatility and affordability of each yoga sling. In the end, I will give my opinion on  which one tops the rest.

 

Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop,Black,8 M US
Sanuk Women's Yoga Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal, Black, 8 M US
Sanuk Kids Yoga Sling Burst Flip Flop (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Black, 6/7 M US Big Kid
Sanuk Women's YOGASLINGELLA Flip Flop, Black, 9 M US
Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling Wedge Flip Flop, Black, 7 M US
$37.95
from $10.74
$27.98
$29.97
$32.96
3309 Reviews
409 Reviews
310 Reviews
121 Reviews
88 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
The Good:
The Good:
The Good:
The Good:
Pros

Affordable

Stylish and versatile (40 patterns, 2 ways to wear it)

Anti-shock properties

Lightweight

Cruelty-free

Comfortable thong fabric

A large number of colors and patterns

Dressy

Comfortable

Lightweight

Breathable thong fabric

Cruelty-free

Affordable

Comfortable

A large number of colors and prints

Collection for children as well

Cruelty-free

Lightweight

Strap keeps the foot secure

Comfortable

Lightweight

Comes in many colors and patterns

Cruelty-free

Flexible sole

Arch support

Comfortable

Lightweight

Long-lasting

One inch and a half heel Affordable

Cruelty-free
CONS
The Bad:
The Bad:
The Bad:
The Bad:
The Bad:
Cons

Not much arch support

More expensive compared to other shanuks reviewed

No anti-shock protection

No arch support

No arch support

No shock absorption

Does not keep the foot secure

Not as many colors/patterns to choose from

Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop,Black,8 M US
$37.95
3309 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
Pros

Affordable

Stylish and versatile (40 patterns, 2 ways to wear it)

Anti-shock properties

Lightweight

Cruelty-free

Comfortable thong fabric

CONS
The Bad:
Cons

Not much arch support

Sanuk Women's Yoga Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal, Black, 8 M US
from $10.74
409 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
Pros

A large number of colors and patterns

Dressy

Comfortable

Lightweight

Breathable thong fabric

Cruelty-free

CONS
The Bad:
Cons

More expensive compared to other shanuks reviewed

No anti-shock protection

Sanuk Kids Yoga Sling Burst Flip Flop (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Black, 6/7 M US Big Kid
$27.98
310 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
Pros

Affordable

Comfortable

A large number of colors and prints

Collection for children as well

Cruelty-free

Lightweight

Strap keeps the foot secure

CONS
The Bad:
Cons

No arch support

Sanuk Women's YOGASLINGELLA Flip Flop, Black, 9 M US
$29.97
121 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
Pros

Comfortable

Lightweight

Comes in many colors and patterns

Cruelty-free

Flexible sole

CONS
The Bad:
Cons

No arch support

No shock absorption

Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling Wedge Flip Flop, Black, 7 M US
$32.96
88 Reviews
PROS
The Good:
Pros

Arch support

Comfortable

Lightweight

Long-lasting

One inch and a half heel Affordable

Cruelty-free
CONS
The Bad:
Cons

Does not keep the foot secure

Not as many colors/patterns to choose from

Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop,Black,8 M US
3309 Reviews
Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Flip Flop,Black,8 M US
One of the biggest advantages of the Yogal Sling 2 is how versatile it is. You have so many patterns and colors to choose from that it is almost impossible not to find one that suits your personal taste.

They can be worn with jeans, casual dresses, or shorts, and they are quite versatile when it comes to style as well.

When you put these on, you can fold the front band so it looks smaller. You can also leave it as it is to cover more of your toe.

The thong fabric is quite stretchy so you will not have any issues with blisters or discomfort, and the Yoga Sling 2 also comes with an ankle strap, which makes it perfect for outdoors since your foot is more secure.

The footbed is made out of yoga mat-like material. This makes it extremely comfortable. But it also comes with a downside: not much arch support.

On the bright side, the sole contains EVA, which means the flip flop is both cruelty-free and has anti-shock properties. This makes it perfect for a rocky terrain. You will also find these to be quite lightweight.

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Sanuk Women's YOGASLINGELLA Flip Flop, Black, 9 M US
121 Reviews
Sanuk Women's YOGASLINGELLA Flip Flop, Black, 9 M US
The Ella footwear has a slightly different design than the Sling 2.

In front, you will see a knot instead of the fabric that can be folded. This gives the flip-flops more elegance, but at the same time it makes it less versatile since you cannot change the look of the knot.

Like the Sling 2, it comes in many different colors and patterns, from elegant black to playful summer patterns that can be worn with literally anything.

The sole is flexible and the fabric is made out of yoga mat fabric. This will prevent you from getting blisters during the summer.

A downside is the lack of shock absorption, which makes the footwear more suitable for a walk in the park or a shopping trip rather than a city getaway in the forest.

Another downside would be the fact that since the sole is quite lightweight it does not provide much arch support. But if you do not suffer from back pain or scoliosis, this should not be much of a concern for you.

The knit fabric is quite comfortable and stretchy, which is a huge plus if your feet sweat a lot in the summer and are prone to blisters.

And if you are all for cruelty-free products, you will be happy to find out that all of the materials used for this flip-flop are man-made.

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Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling Wedge Flip Flop, Black, 7 M US
88 Reviews
Sanuk Women's Yoga Sling Wedge Flip Flop, Black, 7 M US
The wedge flip-flop is perfect if you are looking for lightweight footwear that offers some arch support.

While the wedge flip-flop does not come in as many colors or patterns as the previous two models, its strong point is the support it provides your legs and back as well as the extra inch and a half that it adds to your height.

The sole is made out of synthetic fabric and has shock-absorbing properties. The thong is made out of soft material that is stitched together in a zigzag.

The only downsides that these wedges have is the lack of ankle strap and versatility. The wedge flip-flops are more likely to perform at their best when used indoors because your foot is not secured by a strap and you can slip if you get sweaty.

The thong shape is not customizable and does not come with patterns, which limits your options when it comes to outfits. Just as the other ones, all of the materials used for making the yoga sling are synthetic and cruelty-free.

On the bright side, the wedge flip-flop add last longer due to the fact that the sole is built for endurance. While the sole is made from yoga mat material like the rest of of the footwear reviewed, the extra thickness adds more life to the wedge.

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Sanuk Kids Yoga Sling Burst Flip Flop (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Black, 6/7 M US Big Kid
310 Reviews
Sanuk Kids Yoga Sling Burst Flip Flop (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid), Black, 6/7 M US Big Kid
The Yoga Sling Burst is quite similar to the Yoga Sling 2, with a few exceptions. The Sling Burst version is more affordable and has a kid’s collection.

Lightweight with a flexible sole, the Sling Burst is perfect for the hot summer days. The thong fabric is stretchy and breathable, which keeps you from sweating.

On top of it all, the fabric and materials used for the sole are synthetic and cruelty-free. The Sling burst collection is quite fashionable, from a large number of colors to prints that can fit every style.

Due to the fact that this yoga sling is also made out of yoga mat material, each step you take is going to feel comfortable. But these slings are not made for a rough terrain.

The sole is comfortable but it does not come with arch support. On the bright side it does come with an ankle strap that will keep your foot secure and in one place, preventing you from slipping.

The Yoga Sling is perfect for a walk in a park and other outdoor activities that do not require much arch support.

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Sanuk Women's Yoga Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal, Black, 8 M US
409 Reviews
Sanuk Women's Yoga Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal, Black, 8 M US
The Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal is on the upper end when it comes to price and versatility. This sandal is a good option if you want to be comfortable during the hot season yet have a dressier version instead of a flip-flop.

It comes with a slender ankle strap. It also offers a large variety of color and patterns that make it easy for you to mix and match your outfits.

The footbed is made out of yoga mat materials, which will keep blisters at bay and increase your comfort.

Another feature of the Gladiator Sandal is the stretchy and sweat-friendly, breathable thong fabric that decreases friction.

The only downside of these sandals is the fact that the sole is not designed to be taken indoors when doing more intense activities such as hiking, climbing, etc.

Final Thoughts

Since everyone has different needs, I created 3 different sections dedicated to the purpose of the footwear. I have included the winner with a brief explanation on why the specific footwear won.

The Best Yoga Sling for Arch Support

If you are looking for comfort, anti-shock properties, and arch support, the Yoga Sling Wedge is the perfect choice for you.

The one and a half inch heel will help you maintain your posture and stay comfortable all day long.

The Best Yoga Sling for Comfort

The Yoga Sling 2 is the winner of the comfort award. The footbed is made out of yoga mat material, and it is quite flexible as well.

This footwear works well both indoors and outdoors. The sole has anti-shock properties, which will keep your feet protected no matter the terrain.

On top of this, the ankle strap keeps the foot in place and prevents you from slipping if you tend to get sweaty as well.

The Most Versatile Yoga Sling

The winner of the most versatile yoga sling is the Gladiator collection that not only can be worn both indoors and outdoors but is easy to dress up or dress down.

The large variety of colors and patterns allow you to pick something that is both comfortable and does not compromise your personal style.

 

Did you benefit from this article? Did I miss anything? Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated – please post in the comments and I will personally respond!

Marcus Stone

Marcus Stone

Soon after graduating college with a degree in Journalism, Marcus decided to pursue his love for yoga and traveled to Rishikesh, India to complete his RYS 500 yoga teacher training. Marcus wants people to know that yoga is for everyone – no matter your race, gender, age, or physical ability. >> Read More
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