eco-friendly flip-flops

Philippe Starck Designs Recycled—And Recyclable—Flip-Flops for Ipanema

Philippe Starck’s line of flip-flops for Ipanema may not make you taller, tanner, younger, or lovelier, but they’re bound to leave an “ahh” or two in their wake.…

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Sole Footwear Finds New Use for Millions of Old Wine Corks

If you are in the market for new  footwear, do your part in adding to the material chain of custody by sipping on a bottle of your favorite vintage! In a partnership with ReCork, a…

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Are Flip-Flops Bad for Your Feet?

Photo by Shutterstock Flip-flops may be your go-to footwear this summer, but experts warn that they could cause a world of pain if you wear them for long periods of time, while walking…

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TerraCycle Will Recycle Your Old Flip-Flops, Used Cosmetics Packaging

You don’t have to wait for Earth Day to find a recycling program for your used flip-flops or cosmetics empties. Old Navy and Garnier have partnered with the waste-reducers at…

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10 Eco-Friendly (and Vegan!) Flip-Flops to Slip Into This Summer

TREAD LIGHTLY Available in seven different colorways, the Flip X EcoTread by Chaco includes a contoured footbed for arch support, waterproof faux-leather toe posts, and a non-marking…

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Can the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Save the Rainforest?

At $18,000, Chipkos’ latest pair of flip-flops must surely be the world’s most expensive. Hand-painted by Los Angeles contemporary artist David Palmer, the one-of-a-kind,…

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Vegetable-Tanned Leather Sandals by Apolis Preserve Israeli Craftsmanship

Embracing authenticity, artesian aesthetics, and accessibility, Apolis is a social enterprise that empowers people to create inspiring products. (“Apolis,” taken from the Greek,…

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Unu Footwear: Flat-Pack, DIY Slippers Made From Recycled Leather

Unu Footwear’s house slipper requires no glue, seams, buttons, or zippers—just a single sheet of die-cut recycled leather. The perfect kick-around shoe, it’s shipped…

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PocketFlops: Recycled Flip-Flops That Fold in Half For Portability

Heels can cause agony, packing for a trip is frustrating, and gym showers are anything but clean. What’s a gal to do? Los Angeles-based Floc Designs has a pair of space-saving…

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Chop Flops: Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

Just call Joseph Palmer the MacGyver of the boardwalk. For Inhabitat’s Spring Greening competition, Palmer created a pair of surf-and-sand-ready flip-flops from completely…

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7 Eco-Friendly Sandals To Kick Off Summer in Style

SUMMER KICKOFF Have a cool, not cruel summer with one of our plum eco-sandal picks, which tread lightly on the planet both literally and figuratively. Whether you choose from vegan…

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