If you haven’t discovered Okabashi shoes yet, you NEED to. Go HERE now. They are made in the USA, anti-microbial, recyclable, and crazy durable. They make lots of styles but we are particularly in love with the flip-flops. Best. EVER.
This last weekend we went in search for a replacement pair for Don because he LOST his extra pair. (*GASP* They were completely new too! We kept hoping they would turn up but no such luck. 😦 ) His first pair below was bought in June 2011. They are in relatively good shape still but he did manage to rip one, just a little bit.
We can buy them online but sometimes we just want instant gratification. So, we headed out to scour the town. I found my first pair in the summer of 2010 at a CVS drugstore so we headed out, hopeful. Honestly, I was skeptical we would find anything because I looked a couple of weeks ago and didn’t see any. But the summer stock clearly has come in and the CVS and Walgreens stores do have them again! (Why they are at drug stores, I couldn’t tell you. LOL)
We scored a replacement pair for Don (Surf style) and he talked me into buying two new pair for me – a black in my usual style (Maui) and a black with pink straps in a new style (Ocean). Yay!
Apparently it is past time to retire my original pink pair from 2010. 😉 In my defense, I thought they were only 3 years old, not 4 and I didn’t realize how faded and dirty they are until I held them next to a new pink pair in the store.
This is how they looked at 1 year…
(I still have an older white pair I won in a giveaway that I’m not ready to give up yet. LOL)
But I’m shipping off my old pink ones and Don’s black torn pair for Okabashi’s recycling program. It will be the first time we’ve done so. Their site says that they will email a discount for new shoes in exchange for the recycling return. Bonus. More shoes later. 🙂
There is no such thing as “away”. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.
~ Annie Leonard
- 10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer! (inhabitat.com)
- Okabashi Flip Flop Review (intriguingreviews.blogspot.com)
- Okabashi Shoes Review (giveaways4mom.com)
- more than shoe wear Okabashi this spring (thesimplemoms.com)
**Please note, I have not been compensated in any way for this post; I simply like to share my product experiences with others in the hopes of exposing people to new ideas and products.