Available in seven different colorways, the Flip X EcoTread by Chaco includes a contoured footbed for arch support, waterproof faux-leather toe posts, and a non-marking outsole made from recycled rubber.
WHAT A FEELING
Feelgoodz uses the highest-quality natural rubber, along with all-natural dyes, to make its flip-flops. Plus, each pair is completely biodegradable at the end of its useful life.
Topped with a glossy stylized heart, Ipanema’s “Summer Love” thong not only includes at least 30 percent recycled plastic, it’s also 100 percent recyclable.
EVERYBODY CUT LOOSE
From Patagonia comes a low-profile “Reflip” that offers a supportive three-point synthetic-leather thong construction, recycled nylon toe-posts, and a durable polyester-jersey lining. Bonus? The ultra-cushy high-density foam footbed and outsole are 100 percent recyclable.
RUBBER, MEET ROAD
Splaff’s “Lazy Boy” sandal was made for the road. Don’t believe us? Check out the sole, which gets its grippy hold from California-salvaged race-car tires and bike tubes.
Kick things up a notch with Planet Flops’ understated wedge sandal. Not only is it fairly made in Brazil from 100 percent natural rubber, but you can also send it back for recycling when you’re through.
Made in the United States from “Microplast,” a synthetic material with antimicrobial properties, the Pacific thong from Okabashi features a massaging insole, an ergonomic footbed, and arch support. It’s also 100 percent recyclable.
WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?
Are you an indecisive Gemini or a persnickety Virgo? Flash your zodiac allegiance with the SunSign Soles by Musewear. Composed of 100 percent Brazilian rubber, the flip-flops are also 100 percent recyclable. Musewear even donates 15 percent of its sales to worthy causes such as the Nature Conservancy, Amnesty International, and Best Friends Animal Society.