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Hot Summer Days and Cool Recycled Flip Flops

Who doesn’t love a nice, comfortable pair of flip flops?

The summer is almost here, so flip flops are the perfect shoes for guys to wear with shorts and a t-shirt, or for ladies to make a fashion statement in a cool summer dress.

One way you can sport flip flops while also saving the environment is to purchase recycled flip flops. These flip flops are often made from reused materials such as rubber tires, fabric and cork, so they help reduce landfill waste. They also happen to be very comfortable.

Make a Flippin’ Decision

No matter what music festival, baseball game, green gathering or other casual event you attend, you’ll see people wearing flip flops.

Whether you practice living an eco lifestyle or not, it’s important to choose a pair of well-made, recycled flip flops instead of a cheap pair that you’ll just throw away after a few months. Instead of ending up in a landfill, your flip flops might just make it through a few extra summers.

Check out these cool recycled flip flops for women and men, and decide which pair best suits your personal style:


Teva Lennox Sandal

Canvas and leather upper is made from 100% recycled material, and there is a 50% recycled rubber outsole.

Ocean Minded Laguna Sandal

Cushioned sandals with 100% recycled bottom sole.

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Simple CA Bana Sandal

These sandals are made from washable suede, cork and rubber, and recycled paper forms are used to construct them.

Chaco Sunflower Sandals

These are embroidered with cute flowers and have a recycled rubber sole.

Body Glove Castaway Sandal

Made with organic cotton and cork, plus recycled foam and tire rubber.

Chaco Intersect Eco Tread Sandals

Provides great arch support and is made from 25% recycled rubber.


Reef Remixed Sandal

Soles are made from recycled rubber tires.

DVS Ziggy Wolfgang Sandals

Midsole is made from a blend of cork and Ecotrue, and the sole is made from 100% recycled tires.

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North Face Ex-Girlfriend Sandals

Top straps contain recycled PET lining.

Body Glove Castaway Sandal

These are made from organic cotton and cork, as well as recycled foam and tire rubber.

Timberland Rippler Thong Sandal

Contain organic cotton canvas and 30% recycled rubber outsoles.

Gravis Hempurpedic Sandal

Made with renewable hemp and recycled foam that shapes to your foot.


Lazy Boy Natural Flip Flops

Vegan and cruelty-free, these are made from natural hemp and recycled race car soles, bicycle inner tube straps and rubber footbeds.

Splaff Flopps

Produced in a 100% waste-free environment, these flip flops are made from recycled car tires and bicycle inner tubes.

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Ho Chi Minh Tire Sandals

100% recycled tire sandals made in Cambodia.

You really can’t go wrong with a pair of flip flops in the summer. And with a pair of eco-friendly flip flops, you’ll not only be doubling their lifespan, but you’ll also be helping out the environment.

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  1. Jack May 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Remember Amazon flip flops aswell –

    Made in Brazil from recycled car tyres.

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