Awesome Alert : LED Sandals

November 22, 2010    |    By +
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I recently met up with the fun folks at Teva, and when they saw me coming they excitedly mentioned, “We have a great stocking stuffer for you!”.  Now as a Gift Guru you kinda wish you had a dollar every time you’ve heard that, but I’ve got a soft spot of stocking stuffers, so I wanted to hear the pitch.

And that’s when they hit me with the Teva Illum Sandal.  At first glance, the Illum looks like a nice, good quality flip-flop sandal.  But when you take a closer look, you noticed a small LED light on the forefoot strap on each sandal.  Sandals with lights on them- I love it!  Teva just sent me a pair for a test drive and they’re with the LEDs a blazin’ they’re total eye candy.  But I had to see if these lights would actually get me where I needed to go when it’s dark- like for a stealthy midnight snack.  And sure enough, as advertised, these certainly blaze a path in the dark.  It’s really not so surprising since the Illum was developed by surfers who were looking for a way to light their way to the waves in the pre-dawn hours.

And another cool this is the LEDs can detach so you can use them as a tiny handheld light in a pinch.  Very cool.

So what it boils down to is the Illum hits pretty much every mark to be considered a great Stocking Stuffer.  Can if fit in a stocking? Check.  Is it reasonably priced?  Check.  Will it make the recipient smile and “No Way!?! That’s Awesome!”?  ….an check.

I’m loving’ the Illum.  So will they.  A great Stocking Stuffer for him or her.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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