In an interview with the Naples Daily News, entrepreneur Jason Swinford explained that he brought Flip Flop Shops to the Coastland Center mall with one goal in mind: “to make finding the perfect pair of flip-flops a cinch." His goal manifests in the form of a beach-themed shop with displays of footwear by Vans, Havaianas, iPanema, and more.
Shoppers can find youth-friendly styles, elegant strappy designs suitable for black-tie beach parties, or executive sidewalk surfers, which resemble business shoes but feel like flip-flops. A selection of sporty closed-toe shoes keeps toes comfortable on cooler days, and skincare products by Sun Bum protect skin. With an eye toward reducing the store's ecological footprint, general manager Brian Disarro told Naples Daily News that he stocks footwear made from reclaimed and recycled materials and illuminates displays with LED lights.