I'm really not much for wearing flip-flops or sandals. At least, I never did, until I tried on a pair of VOS Flips. These are seriously THE most comfortable flip-flop-type shoes I have ever worn! I love the design, with a crossover band instead of a thong. (I never understood how people could think a thong between their toes was tolerable, let alone comfortable!). They have a thick sole, and are made with natural rubber (cultivated from the Heva Brasilensis tree); so these flips are 100% recyclable, and eco-friendly! The sole has tire traction, which provides a much better grip than normal flip-flops. Honestly, these are so comfy and yet stylish at the same time. I wear them a lot, even running around town-which is not something I normally do in sandals. VOS Flips are available in 6 different colors, for both men and women. I chose the Cielo, which is a blue/black two-tone combination.
|The tire-traction sole!|
That's A LOT of giving and caring for a small company! I really admire VOS' dedication to helping those in need.
The vision for VOS started in Brazil 10 years ago, when Jose Alejandro "Bati" Flores saw the potential in a sandal not readily available in North America.
"BATI [pronounced bah-tea] is the Founder of the VOS brand and is more formally known as José Alejandro Flores. He is an entrepreneur by nature; having the advantage of also applying his invaluable knowledge acquired by his multi-national corporate experiences over the years and his International MBA. Philanthropic principles are ingrained in his personal and professional values, which in turn he readily applies to his vision of the VOS brand. The commitment to be an environmentally conscience brand along with contributing to the social responsibilities amongst global communities in need, are done in a manner that is second nature to him and his organization.Having charismatic parents of both U.S. and Guatemalan nationalities has provided BATI with an identity benefit, exposing him to a culturally diverse environment his entire life. He has utilized this identity benefit as an inspiration for the creation of the VOS brand, infusing his ongoing life experiences in both the developed and developing worlds. His first-hand awareness of the endless array of issues that our global communities face, led to the simple but profound question: Can you afford to care?