Switchflops a Trendy Flip Flop Twist

by katiem2

Switchflops are here to stay everyone falls in love with the new twist on flip flops. Enjoy the hottest fashion trend this season. Plus find out who invented this shoe.

Buy the hottest trend in summer footwear the flip flop reinvented into the switchflop. It's the interchangeable flip flop where you can easily switch out your straps and keep your soul.

The time is finally here to get a pedicure, spruce up your toe polish collection and prepare to let your feet be free once again. Oh my I can hardly wait to be foot loose and fancy free, how bout you?

The History of Flip flops

When and how was the flip flop invented?

Do you know when the flip flop was first invented? I've done a bit of digging and this is what I've found.

A man born and raised in England started his own plant manufacturing goods in Hong Kong.

The same business man, named John Cowie created a plastic version of a popular wooden sandal worn in Japan. It was cheap and easy to manufacture.

In 1957 a New Zealander, Morris Yock began importing Cowies shoes and claimed the product as his own having it patented in 1957.

Cowies children remember stories of Cowie claiming to have invented the sandals named Jandal short for Japanes Sandal.

The Cowie family immigrated to New Zealand in 1959. As far as I know the claim was never resolved.

Interesting don't you think. I'm sure there are lots of true stories about other product inventions. I am however grateful to Cowie for his invention and do feel he should get the much deserved credit.

Who Invented Switchflops?

  • Lindsay Phillips came up with the brain storm footwear phenom and is only 25 years old!  
  • She's from Orlando and came up with the idea to switch up her style with those cute interchangeable straps, how cool? Right?

Thanks so much Lindsay for having the passion and drive to invent and share your amazing switchflops, we love them!


The Latest in Flip Flop Shoe Fashions

Spring is in the air which means flip flops are soon to be seen everywhere.

It's no fashion secret that flip flops are the biggest trend on the list of most popular spring, summer and fall foot wear for the fashion minded trend setter.

Truth be told, you no doubt have worn a pair of flip flops over the winter. Oh they are so hard to resist. It's exciting to see the newest styles and fashions in this season flip flops.

Today we'll unveil the hottest new trends in flip flop shoe fashions, the most comfortable and versatile foot wear know to mankind!

What favorite summer footwear do you have your eye on this season? Can you live without a good line of flip flops backing you up this summer? I know I can't either.

I adore the ease of slipping on a cool pair of stylish flip flop sandals. I live for the freedom of my trunk full of assorted flip flips just by my front door. So many pairs of sandals, shoes and flip flops fit so easily into a nice decorative trunk.

Did you know that before the flip flop came to be they were commonly known as thongs? Oh yes it's true, the original shoe had thongs that connected to the upper sole of the shoe and anchored it between the big and second toe.  Imagine that!

Ah there is nothing like the nearly bare foot, the ease and comfort of sliding into something a little more comfortable at the end of the day.

Flip Flops are my summer favorite beat around, knock about the house, the neighborhood, the quick trip to the store.

I personally like flip flop better for the classic flip flop sound you make when walking around in a pair. It's such a happy sound don't you think?

Can you just imagine the cool fresh air caressing every inch of you pretty feet while you kick back and soak up the warm sun?

It's as good as fresh green grass beneath your bare feet as you can kick off the ole flip flops anytime anywhere!

After all flip flops do go with everything right? Exactly how sweet it is to slip inside a pair of flip flops and go!

Get Your Flip Flop Interchangeable Straps

Switchflops offer great interchangeable straps

The Pink Switchflop

The Peace Sign Switchflop is the Hottest Pink Swtchflop Flip Flop This Season

Buy Switchflop Flip Flops Online

Get the best in selection and value buying switchflop flip flops online for the best availability.

Note: Use switchflops by putting the famous slogan to practical use.  You buy a few base pairs with the basic colors you want and then you simply change your straps and keep you soul!  There are over 1,000 different ways to interchange your switchflops.  I love it!  Only a true shoe lover could come up with such a brilliant idea. 

If you don't have your switchflops yet I'm so happy to be the one to introduce you to your new best friend, the switchflop, such a fun name too!

Much Love and Happiness, Katie

Updated: 11/11/2012, katiem2
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Cyndi on 03/07/2012

Love me some switchflops!

katiem2 on 02/23/2012

KayLaura, Me too and I bet the beautiful young lady in the pic with you will as well. Thanks for commenting of switchflops.

KayLaura on 02/23/2012

So cute! I love this idea!

janices7 on 02/18/2012

What a cute and practical idea....love these!

katiem2 on 02/16/2012

Thanks Angel, they are fantastic, we just love them immensely.

Angel on 02/16/2012

These are too cool. I have thought about buying some myself. So easy to change up the style. You might have yourself a sale soon! Can't wait for summer to get here.

katiem2 on 02/16/2012

ThePartyAnimal, My daughters both love these so much. They'd wear nothing else if I let em get away with it.

ThePartyAnimal on 02/16/2012

Oh boy - my daughter is gonna love these !!! What a great idea !!

katiem2 on 02/16/2012

I agree they are cool. Thanks for visiting switchflops, say that fast five times...

BrendaReeves on 02/16/2012

What a great idea for flip flops. I think they're the greatest invention ever. I live in flip flops all summer and during the winter I wear them in the house. I can't stand wearing shoes.

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