Flip-flops are soft, comfy and keep your feet exposed to the cool breeze. Unfortunately, a lot of people just toss them out every season as they tend to be cheap and made of flimsy materials that don’t last very long.
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here is a selection of flip-flops and sandals that are made from eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic and cork.
1. Hemp Flip-Flops by Rainbow Sandals
Rainbow Sandals aims to create strong, quality footwear that won’t end up in a landfill. These flip-flops are made of hemp, its strong fibers make them durable and long-lasting.
The hemp sole and strap are double-stitched using nylon thread. The bottom is non-slip, ensuring that these vegan-friendly sandals will keep you cozy and comfortable on any terrain.
2. Fair Trade Natural Rubber Flip-Flops by OLLI
OLLI makes comfortable, fair trade flip-flops and vegan sandals using high-quality rubber sourced from Sri Lanka. They care about keeping the environment safe, as well as the people who produce their flip-flops
Their fair trade flip-flops mold to the natural shape and curves of your feet and provide support while you wear them. They’re long-lasting, durable and have a soft, silky texture.
3. Slimz by Feelgoodz
Feelgoodz designs footwear using natural rubber, non-toxic dyes, and fillers.
These flip-flops are super comfortable, casual and fit to the natural shape of your feet. Not only that but they come in a wide variety of colors with nature-inspired names like cove, glacier, and jade.
4. Natural Rubber Flip-Flops by Planet Flops
Planet Flops makes flip-flops that are both comfortable and made with natural, Brazillian rubber that is harvested in a way that does not harm the tree.
These flip-flops are chic, soft and eco-friendly.
5. Indosole Women’s ESSNTLS Vegan Flip Flop Sandals
Indosole makes their flip-flops using the unique combination of recycled tires, hemp and bicycle inner tubes and does not incorporate leather in their products. The brand is committed to creating products that are earth-friendly and in line with their personal values and lifestyle choices.
The Indosole women’s flip-flops are comfortable, durable and are ready to travel with you.
6. Reversiflip Vegan Sandals by Chaco
Chaco creates footwear intended for the great outdoors and adventure. Their products are durable, comfortable and handcrafted by a team of specialists.
The EcoTread sandal is made using 25% recycled rubber. It is designed for long-lasting comfort, durability, function and has built-in odor control.
7. Santiago Flip-Flops by TOMS
TOMS deeply values giving back to people in need, providing safe water, prescription glasses and medical treatment amongst other things. With every pair of shoes that you purchase, TOMS gives a new pair to a child in need.
The Santiago flip-flop has a comfortable sponge foam footbead and rubber outsole, keeping you secure and snug on the go, whether you’re at the beach or walking through town.
8. ‘Ohana Ho‘okahi sustainable sandals by Olukai
Olukai combines the ocean lifestyle with sustainable, comfortable and durable footwear.
The ‘Ohana Ho‘okahi sandals are stitch-free and have a modern sleekness and soft texture. They’re made using 100% synthetic materials and are lightweight, dry quickly, breathable and made for withstanding water. The rubber outsoles provide grip on a variety of terrains.
9. Reef Womens’ Vegan Sandals
Reef designs footwear using vegan, synthetic leather and 100% PVC free materials. They are better for and on the environment and the soft rubber footbed will keep your feet comfortable no matter where they take you.
Their womens’ flip-flops are incredibly light and comfortable. They have a carefree, earthy look that goes with most casual outfits.
10. Fipper Classic by Fipper
Fipper creates flip-flops that are 100% Thai rubber, biodegradable, anti-bacterial and BPA-free.
These flip-flops are unisex, have a sleek design and provide comfort that lasts all day. They’re also available in a variety of attractive colors.
Updated, January 2020. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.