Hey everyone, summer is finally here in earnest in New York. The weather is getting hot and sticky, which means its time to get out the open toes. Whether you’re going to the beach or just walking the dog around the block, everyone needs a good pair of flip flops or strappy sandals for the warm weather. Hell, there are probably a lot of you out there who wear these all year round (#jealous). So whatever it is you’re getting into, you should be able to find a nice pair of vegan sandals to suite your needs. Check out our picks below (all available at Zappos)!
It’s that time of year! We love it when it’s warm enough out to bare our feet. Okay, maybe not ours. Or men as a whole, actually. Today we’re throwing out some vegan options for the
fairer gender we often leave out here. Plus, the selection is way better – we were very pleased to see so many styles and colors. Here are some of our picks. We hope you like!
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.