I bought them in the summer of 2007... Ian was just graduating from UNC and we were heading off on a 2 months camping trip. Nik had just turned 3.
I've worn them at beaches in Maine, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusets, Florida and Australia.
I've worn them strawberry picking in the White Mountains.
I've worn them camping and hiking. I ordered toe socks from Japan so I could wear them in the evenings with socks.
I've worn them with a nice dress when walking around NYC.
I even bought green toenail polish so my toes matched my Reefs in the summer.
And on Monday I wore them to the park. A dog peed on them so I washed them and put them out on the patio to dry. Apparently 109 heat does more than dry Reefs -- it shrinks them. And curls them up.
It seems silly to get so sentimental about a pair of sandals... but I have had these for so long and worn them on so many adventures that it makes me sad to see them go.