Fitting feet to lifestyle on eco-friendly materials

SOLE Shoes Catalina Sport Flip Flop
The Catalina is a flip flop we can get behind.Terrance Siemon

Redefining the way that footwear should be designed, SOLE might be our new go-to for sandals and flip flops.

Founded in 2001, SOLE’s mission is to create a product that is not only comfortable and durable, but also helps to increase sustainability through the use of eco-friendly materials. Recycled cork is the main material used in their products, but they also use an algae-based material called Bloom Algae Foam in their footbeds. Since algae contains natural thermoplastic qualities and grows quickly, it is a great alternative to conventional EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam.

It’s been a while since we slipped on a pair of flip flops, but we decided to take a chance on SOLE’s Catalina Sport Flip and were pleasantly surprised. Unlike most flip flops, the Catalina fit quite snugly on our feet the moment we put it on; and we’ve never felt more support from a flip flop, thanks to the moldable orthopedic footbed. This is a flip flop that we’ll be taking with us wherever we go.

Catalina Sport Flip – $75