From Our Editors
When it comes to expressing who you are, naked toes are just the beginning. That’s what owner Heather Gaertner and her staff at Flip Flop Shops, guided by the motto "free your toes," believe anyway. They round up flip-flops and other closed-toe styles with unique traits to go with unique individuals: some are made from recycled yoga mats, some have built-in bottle openers, still others have heel airbags or 3-inch platforms. With dozens of styles to suit all occasions, the novice flip-flop shopper may feel the choice anxiety of a grizzly bear in a meat locker. To hasten decision making, the team of shoe experts helps customers hone in on the brand and style that works best for their feet. For sheer fashion, for instance, they may guide shoppers toward Roxy’s collection of beaded and embellished wedges. But if shoppers need arch support, podiatrist-recommended OluKai sandals feature contoured foot beds and a generous toe box. In addition to flip-flops and sandals, Flip Flop Shops also stocks footwear to suit cooler months, such as boots and Sanuk sidewalk surfers.