The term "flip-flop" originated from the plaintive sound that barren summer toes made on the pavement before the invention of stylish sandals. Silence clamorous feet with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of flip-flops and other open-toed footwear at Flip Flop Shops in the Coastland Center Mall.
With more than 1,500 pairs of flip-flops and sandals from top brands such as Rainbow, Reef, Sanuk and Olukai, Flip Flop Shops adorn pavement pounders with stylish footgear of the utmost comfort. Let your little piggies breathe in the open air with a pair of men's Reef HT Sandals or women's Cobian Milano plush sandals ($24). Flip Flop Shops carries a wide range of sizes with a variety of designs and colors to accommodate men, women, girls, boys, and awkward teenaged leprechauns with lumbering feet. For cooler days and bashful toes, customers can also browse a smaller selection of closed-toed shoes with surf slips, clogs, and lace-ups.
Flip Flop Shops
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.