From Our Editors
When notorious comedian Sinbad is on stage bringing the laughs, there’s a good chance he might be sporting a pair of size-14 flip-flops that he bought at Flip Flop Shops at Avenues Mall in Jacksonville. The Flip Flop Shops franchise also aims to liberate toes of noncelebrities from uncomfortable confines, encouraging a carefree mindset through simple footwear styles. Their enthusiasm for outdoor activity led them to fill their retail locations with shoes from Reef, Flojos, Roxy, and Sanuk, among other brands. Vegan and water-friendly sandals keep the environment in mind, and cushy materials—including foot beds crafted from former yoga mats—mimic the feeling of walking on air without the danger of getting clotheslined by a kite string.