I love flip-flops. I know
flip-flops are not good for the feet, but in my opinion neither are toe
constricting high heels or sneakers. Flip-flops are easy to put on and fresh
air can also circulate the feet and help them
stay cool during the summer. So, in dedication to an eco- friendly summer here
are a few flip-flops I found intriguing.
Bamboo, Cork and Dental
Floss Flip Flops
This eco pair of bamboo, cork and dental floss flip-flops
is being sold for $235. The top of sandals (were the foot touches the shoe) are
handmade with chopsticks, found in the dumpster of a local restaurant, and
dental floss. The dental floss is used to sew the chopsticks together to the
sole of the shoe. The bottom of
the shoe is made of recycled cork cut out of a pin-up board and the straps are
made from an old Jansport bag.
Foldable Flip Flops To Go
via Floc Designs
Sometimes it is just nice to
take off your shoes and put on a pair of flip-flops isn’t it? Unfortunately,
flip-flops are not always easy to travel with. At least they weren’t. These
flip-flops fold in half for easy portability and are made of recycled tire
rubber. They can easily be folded, placed in their 100% organic cotton storage
bags and used for every flip flop need/emergency
Grassy Flip Flops For Happy
Krispy Crème isn’t all about
doughnuts. In 2008, to keep their employees happy Krispy
Kreme created a flip-flop with a little
nature inside, 5,000 blades of grass to be exact. The grass takes up to three
weeks to grow, If the grass is watered the grassy can be kept in season four
about 4 months.
May your feet have a
wonderful and relaxed summer in a pair of eco-friendly sandals like the ones
above or any eco-friendly on the market today. Be daring and make your own.
There are plenty of DIY flip-flops articles and videos online. Whatever you do
recycle your flip-flops when they have reached the end of their flipping life
and keep them out of the oceans and landfills.