Coddies Mackerel Fish Flops Review

Reviewed by Louisa Nashir

With the festive season looming, I am to scratching my head over what to buy my friends and loved ones this Christmas. I am also participating in a Secret Santa with friends I have made over the year at my weekly carers group. This year’s theme is SILLY! I wanted to choose a gift that was silly but also useful.

I don’t believe in purchasing tatty gifts which I know will end up gathering dust or being rehomed into the wheelie bin. So when the fantastic fishy wonder team over at Coddies sent me a pair of their ‘Fish Flops’ to review, I knew my ‘what to buy my secret Santa recipient’ dilemma was over!

Coddies was founded in 2018 and has since been redesigning the way we see summer footwear and they certainly have achieved that goal!

Their website is jam-packed with fun, alternative footwear suitable for all ages. From fish flops to cabbage flip flops and even banana splits footwear. The site and company are very much a feel good “plaice” to shop and their huge array of wacky footwear will please even the most hardened critic, there really is “some-fin” for everyone.

Coddies kindly sent me a pair of silver mackerel fish flops to review and they immediately brought a smile not only to my face but also to my husband and daughter. Yes, they are very ‘out there’ and don’t conform with the usual boring flip flop style, but who cares! Life is far too short to fit in.

Coddies fish flops are made from lightweight, elastic material which is wear-resistant and anti-slipping, which is perfect for my secret Santa recipient who loves flip flops and enjoys weekends away camping. I can picture her strutting her stuff on the campsite in her Fish Flops!

Being the same shoe size as my recipient I did try the fish flops on and they are a lot more comfortable than they look. They are true to size and very light on the “soles” (get it?). Yes, they look funny but they are a great shoe that provides support and comfort in one.

Coddies caters for all ages and genders and sizes vary from a UK 1 – UK 10.5 (34/35 – 44/45 EU) and offer so many varieties of funky footwear.

After having a very good look around their website, my favourite pair are the banana splits! They are just fabulous and something I could see myself wearing. I may have to start hinting to my husband …

The ethos of Coddies is all about having fun, being happy, different, unique and standing out from the crowd. They also have a strong belief in doing good and conservation and as a result, donate a percentage of profits to marine conservation charities to save our fish – including Cod! What a fantastic cause Coddies!

Coddies offer free UK shipping on orders over £20 and free worldwide shipping on orders over £35.

Although described as a summer footwear, I can see Coddies footwear being worn all year round either on a campsite or in the home. What a truly “FINtastic”, fun and worthwhile product to buy.  

The pair I received are priced at £19.99 and they are exceptional value and will not disappoint in the slightest.

Head over to and help save our oceans whilst looking damn fine in the process and put a real smile on someone’s face this Christmas!

Rating: 5/5

RRP: from £14.99 to £22.99

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