Ocean Minded has partnered with the Sandalman, a family-owned footwear company in Newport Beach, CA, to refresh two of its bestselling sandals. “There’s been a resurgence of made-in-the-U.S.A. product and this collaborative relationship combines the best of both companies,” says Steve Workman, general manager. The limited-edition premium collection debuts with the women’s Makena (SRP $130) and the men’s Mokulua (SRP $150), both featuring full-grain leather straps, toe posts and footbeds, along with a die-cut sponge SBR foam midsole.
As it nears almost 30 years of sandal-making, Carlsbad, CA-based surf brand Reef continues to expand its reach beyond the beach by adding boots to its lineup for Fall ’13. “We had incredible success with the launch of our Bellas Costas closed toe footwear in Spring 2012. Boots are the natural next step,” says Kelley Bruemmer, director of girls’ footwear.
It’s about that time: National Flip Flop Day is just around the corner (June 15, to be exact) and to mark the occasion, FlipOut Sandals will unlock their 24-hour Buy One Get One promotion so beach bums everywhere can stock their closets for the season. Choose from their line of Brazilian style flip flops in six summer colorways and interchangeable charms like butterflies and flowers. Prices start at $24.99 (with two sets of shoe jewelry included). Check out www.flipoutsandals.com for more information.