Flip Flop Shops releases Limited Edition RAINBOW Sandals

Jay Longley started creating amazing sandals in 1972 with a sewing machine and scraps of rubber. It took several years of hard work to develop a durable sandal that looked and felt great.  RAINBOW sandals are still made by hand to this day in their headquarters of San Clamente CA.

Flip Flop Shops added Rainbow sandals to their roster of casual footwear in 2008 and has since become a destination for Rainbow fans across the globe. This year, Rainbow became a core brand at the retailer, ensuring that a full assortment of Rainbow styles and colors are available year-round at every Flip Flop Shops location.

I have been testing out this limited edition RAINBOW sandals founders edition for about a month.  The construction is simple not super fancy.  Each sandal is made from high grade leather on a bed of rubber that is just the right thickness.  Like your favorite pair of jeans the sandals fit your foot in a very customized way.  This break in period darkens some of the leather leaving a great looking sandal with character.

I started noticing how many people love RAINBOW sandals.  In several cases I would ask what they thought about the sandals.  Each person said that these are their favorites.  I was surprised to learn how long these sandals last from these aficionados.  We all agree the quality is amazing.

I like the natural leather look and feel.  The durability is great.  I like to put on comfortable sandals after a big race or intense training.  These are as good as any recovery sandal that I have ever used.

The Flip Flop Shops’ exclusive, limited edition style brings a fresh take on Rainbow’s iconic sandal silhouette, drawing inspiration from the design of classic wooden speedboats.  Navy blue and beige pinstripes are paired with Rainbow’s popular Sierra Brown premium nubuck leather, adding a nautical element to the brand’s signature style. The sandal is available in men’s and women’s versions, retailing for $59.99.

Check out this smooth design.  I really like the arch cushioning.  These have a great fit.  They are comfortable from the get go.  NO discomfort in the break in period. They really feel as good as they look.

To get your own go to Flip Flop Shops retail or go online.  www.flipflopshops.com

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Gelder Lewis has been snowboarding for more than 20 years. He heard Mark Allen speak once at a business conference and wanted to do a triathlon. He decided to get in shape for the winter months so he started doing triathlon. Now he is totally addicted and loves to swim, bike, run year round. Gelder enjoys testing, writing, talking and presenting information about all things gear and how it can enhance the endurance sport experience. Gelder is the host of the EnduranceReview roundtable events that are held at popular stores in the region monthly.