These natural rubber sandals are made from soft, sustainably grown latex that conforms to your feet—so you’ll almost feel like you’re barefoot. Inspired by 5,000 year-old traditional Indian wooden sandals, the angled strap hugs your foot to give a secure fit and prevent that flip-flopping sound, too. For every pair bought a tree is planted in Africa, suited to the specific needs of a community.
These natural rubber sandals are steps beyond your average flip-flops. They’re eco-friendly, comfy, and don’t make that flapping noise when you walk.
Maker Prem Thomas modeled Gurus after 5,000-year-old traditional wooden sandals from India. (The same shoes worn by his grandfather and Ghandi himself.)
The minimalist design almost looks like you’re barefoot—and it feels like it, too. Made of sustainably grown rubber latex, the sandals conform to your feet over time. And because they’re made from natural rubber, they’re durable and biodegradable, unlike the petroleum-based synthetic rubber in most other flip-flops.
To further help the planet, for every pair of Gurus sold, they plant a tree in Africa to help the environment and the population. Working with local communities, they choose trees that are apt to the solve issues in that area—from banana trees for food to plants that prevent erosion.
Fashion always repeats itself, and with these sandals, it’s better the second time around.