Summer’s not over yet! OK, for us here in New York City, yes. But in some places, it’s warm all year round (#jealousy). In some of these locales, it might even be appropriate to wear sandals 365. In honor of these magical places and lucky people, we present Freewaters fall and winter collection, vegan edition. For those of you who are more interested in harsh fall and winter conditions, stay tuned. [For those TL;DR, scroll down for the pictures!]
Freewaters is a surfer brand that specializes in flip flops, and also has a small but growing shoe line. They’re about that laid back lifestyle as much as they serious about their sandals. These ain’t your grandpa’s $5 flea market joints. Each one features some kind of design innovation, such as the Therm-a-Rest footbed or Sponge Lite Chassis. They also use interesting materials such as cork and hydro leather (synthetic, water resistant). We have no idea what’s going on with that, but the end result is that they sure do look comfy. We here at VK, also known as the flat feet collective, are also genuinely excited that a lot of these provide noticeable arch support.
But wait, you may be asking yourself, why would I want to spend upwards of $30 on a pair of flip flops? Well there are a number of reasons why you may want to invest in a nicer pair. First, as mentioned above, comfort. If you’re going to spend, you might as well get a cushy pair, especially if you wear them regularly. Second, can you say lifetime guarantee? Yes, Freewaters wants you to wear these for life. Just send them a picture of your damaged shoes and they’ll replace them.
So being that you are here you know we are only going to show your the cruelty free models, and it is unfortunate that they still use leather on a bunch of their shoes. But apart from that we’re excited to support Freewaters because of their charitable work. Notably, each pair of shoes purchased supports their clean drinking water projects. 1% of gross sales go directly to fund water projects: 20 wells dug to date and more to come! For more info on this, click here.