How long will my flip flops take to break in?
It depends! Savanna's are designed to be form-fitting and will typically mold to your feet after you wear them three to five times making them the comfiest sandals you’ll ever own!
What materials are Savanna's made of?
Your flip flops have an eco-friendly tread made from recycled tires and a proprietary Air8ted Rubber Blend from our sustainable manufacturer in South Africa. The straps are made from PVC, and while they are not currently made from recycled materials, we hope to develop a recycled strap for future versions.
Why are all the soles black?
The black soles on your flip flops are the perfect reminder of the eco-friendly nature of the materials they’re made from. Most flip flops are made from raw rubber, which is white and offers a clean canvas for colored dyes. Unlike most flip flops, Savanna’s are made from recycled rubber tires which are chemically modified with Carbon black. Carbon black gives your sandals their strength and durability, but also prevents them from degrading over time. When Carbon black is added, it makes tires (you guessed it) black. While this prevents us from adding any color to the tread of our sandals, you’ll never forget where your flip flops came from!
Where does the name Savanna Sandals come from?
The tropical grasslands of the African Savanna! This may be a different kind of tropical, but it sure beats winter. Unless you live in Denver like we do, where fresh powder at Vail is "like nothing on Earth," but we digress.
Where are the sandals made?
At an environmentally conscious manufacturing facility in South Africa. We wanted to clean-up waste and pollution in Africa, and we definitely wanted to manufacture our sandals in close proximity to this waste in an effort to keep our carbon footprint under control. With those priorities in mind, we set out to find a manufacturer who valued sustainable practices as much as we do, and who was willing to try something new: turn tires into sandals (and whatever else we come up with)!
How are you giving back?
It began with the plan to donate sandals to orphanages in Africa, so every child could have access to shoes. But then we started thinking — what if they are so used to walking with bare feet, then we give them sandals and they wear out. Something told us we wouldn't be getting a phone call from these kiddos to let us know, and something about that didn't sit right. In the meantime, we pledge to donate a portion of our profits from sandal sales directly to orphanages and schools in Kenya.
How long will they last?
Because we have created an entirely new product, you will be among the first thousand people to wear them! So while we can't yet put a firm mileage estimate on them, we are committed to producing high-quality, durable products.
Are they recyclable?
Your eco-friendly flip flops contain recycled tires which contain Carbon black and thus will not degrade in a landfill, but you can return them to us for proper disposal!
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