Fliprocks Sandals with Interchangeable Soles: The ultimate fishing sandals
Aside from the fact that FlipRocks sandals are better for outdoor adventure use than any other sandal, there is also the added benefit of being able to swap out the soles once they are worn down without having to buy an entirely new pair of shoes. Sandals with interchangeable soles opens up a world of possibilities.
FlipRocks are a complete redesign of the sandal. With a strong focus on outdoorsmen and women who require a lot from their footwear, these ultimate sandals are actually three shoes in one!
Thanks to their patented, rugged design with interchangeable, replaceable soles that are constructed with Griptoenite gripping technology, they are tough enough to withstand any adventure while keeping your feet firmly planted on any surface.
No sandal can be called 'Ultimate' without protecting your precious toes. FlipRocks has you covered with a soft but highly durable built-in toe guard for added protection.
FlipRocks were designed with the human foot in mind. They didn't throw a flat piece of foam on the floor and slap a thong and toe-post on and call it done. These extreme sandals and flip flops are molded with a contoured foot-bed to support the natural arch in your foot, heel and ball of your feet.
FlipRocks give you the power to hike, wade through water and even run after your dog without the perils of ordinary sandals.
The Fliprocks history
The Fliprocks history starts with CEO and founder Anthony Graffeo.
His addiction to fishing started at the wee age of 4. He would often joke around saying “just give me a puddle to fish in and I’m happy.” Then at the age of 16, he went to fish the striper run in Montauk, NY. Anthony had surf fished for years on Long Island and in Montauk but never on Montauk Point. This terrain was rocky, sandy, slimy, and slippery so not knowing what would be the right kind of footwear for these types of surfaces, he did what anyone would do—he sought guidance from a pro, the owner of Jonny’s Bait and Tackle in Montauk. Jonny’s answer seemed good enough “wet shoes!” Well, to Anthony’s surprise these rubber shoes were horrible! They lacked support, the foot liner kept coming off, sand would flood them up and weigh them down. It was a terrible experience. Years later he decided he’d be better off sporting just flip flops to catch stripers and the sneering he’d receive from onlookers in full wet suits spoke volumes. Not to mention the hard falls he would take on sand-ridden dry rocks. Ouch!
There had to be a better way!
Then, just last year Anthony had been fishing with his son Marcus (both had flip flops on) as Anthony was locking arms with his son Marcus (as not to lose him in the current) he thought why have I never seen a flip flop with metal spikes?
That was it, FlipRocks was born. A simple trip with his son and years of challenges against the elements and nature itself brought with it an epiphany. The excitement of the concept brought with it so much excitement that he had to share this with his partners, Alan and Thapa who are also outdoor enthusiasts.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign for flip flops with interchangeable soles, Fliprocks took off and is now the best sandal with interchangeable soles on the market.
Are FlipRocks only for extreme applications?
Absolutely not. Although they are super-rugged and can take a beating, the Timberline (hiker) Griptoenite pad was designed to be soft and comfortable enough to wear around the house, to the pool, around the neighborhood, to the mall or out to dinner, as well as in the river.
How are the Griptoenite gripping pads attached to the bottom of the sandal?
The griptoenite gripping pads are adhered to the bottom of the sandal with low-profile, high density hook and loop fasteners (Velcro). The technology has come a long way over the years and the product we chose is super strong, easy to clean and has a remarkably long lifespan. They hold strong and very well, yet are very easy to change whenever necessary.