Gear Review: Simple Flippees

May 24, 2011, 10:56 am

by Ashley Pettigrew

With summer almost here there’s no better time to gear up for flip-flop weather than right now! This month we’ve got the perfect set of flip-flops for any trip you might be planning: comfy, eco-friendly Flippees!

Manufactured by Simple Shoes, Flippees are incredibly lightweight and will fit easily in your backpack or suitcase. The corrugated, cushioned sole makes them very comfortable especially for tired feet at the end of a full day of hiking. Take them along while you hike and at the end of your trip slip into something more comfortable as you sit around the campfire.

Not only are Flippees great for your feet, they’re also great for the environment. Flippees are made of post consumer recycled paper with a water-based glue to hold them together. The straps are made of an environmental management certified synthetic material, and even the soles of the shoes are biodegradable. Flippees are also vegan shoes, as no animal products or byproducts were used in making them.

At $30 a pair, the shoes are very reasonably priced and will last a very long time. Flippees are available in men's and women's sizes.

If you’re not in the market for flip-flops, check out several of the other environmentally friendly footwear made by Simple Shoes.