Unfortunately, I blew out a flip flop although not by stepping on a pop top, just by wearing the suckers out. I’ve been hesitant about replacing them because despite all of the door mats and things that are made from old flip flops, I couldn’t find someone to recycle my old pair. I figured I’d replace them with another type of recyclable sandal because I’m pretty hard on summer shoes.
Fortunately Feelgoodz offered to send me a free pair of their flip flops for review. Feelgoodz flip flops are made from natural latex rubber and are biodegradable. In theory, you can throw them in your compost bin after the shoes wear out. If you don’t have composter, you can mail the worn out flip flops back to Feelgoodz and they will recycle them for you.
Feelgoodz sent a pair of flip flops for both Husband and I to review. I have to say, the Feelgoodz flip flops we tried were springy and more comfortable than my previous pair of cheap drug store flip flops (I was on vacation at the time and in need, OK?) And cute! Well, Husband didn’t say his pair was cute. He considers them attractive in a manly way but the bright colors make my pair cute.
The only negatives we found are if you have a latex rubber allergy, these may not be the shoes for you. Also the women’s sizes start at 6 ½. However, Feelgoodz is working on a line for smaller sized feet that is very cool. They let me test a prototype from that line and give them my feedback (which I totally geeked out on.)
I find the Feelgoodz flip flops are more durable than my pair of drugstore flip flops. So that and the fact that company is trying to do good by their suppliers by donating a percentage of their revenues to nonprofit programs in Thailand and do good locally by starting their company in post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans makes them well worth the $19.99 price. You can buy them from Feelgoodz directly or from the retailers listed on their website.
Feelgoodz Flip Flop Giveaway! *Closed*
Feelzgood has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for one pair of Feelgoodz flip flops of your choice to one Condo Blues reader! To enter, mosey on over to Feelgoodz and take a look at all of their flip flips. Then come back to to Condo Blues and leave a comment as to what style is your favorite
You can earn extra chances to win by doing any of the following after you’ve made your initial comment on my blog:
- Blog about my contest with a link back to Condo Blues. Please lease the URL of your blog post so I can verify it.
- Subscribe to the Condo Blues RSS feed.
- Follow Condo Blues on Twitter AND tweet about the contest. Please leave the URL of your tweet so I can verify it.
- Put my Condo Blues button on the sidebar of your blog.
Please make sure that you leave a separate comment on my blog for each method of entry because I will use a random generator to select the winner. The Feelgoodz Flip Flop Giveaway will run from Augst 24, 2009 – September 9, 2009 12 midnight EST. Good Luck!
Now for the legalese stuff: This contest is open to US residents only. I will not share your email address with any third parties because I hate email spam probably much more than you do. Seriously.
More legalese/disclaimer stuff: Feelgoodz did not pay me to say nice things about their company, their product, or to run this giveaway. All opinions written about the product and the company in this review are my own at the time of this writing. Feelgoodz sent two pairs of flip flops for review because they didn’t have a size to fit my small feet when they first contacted me so they sent a pair that fit Husband. Later Feelgoodz offered to send me the prototype pair of flip flops so I could try them too. I wasn’t trying to shake anyone down for free flip flops because we have lots of stores that sell things in our city and if I need stuff I can buy it there. I just thought you should know.