I was sent a pair of Gandys Flip Flops in Bali Black to review which I was happy about as the warmer weather is coming and I had thrown out last year’s flip flops and was in need of a new pair.
First I want to tell you a little about the people behind Gandy’s Flip Flops.
Founders Rob and Paul lost both their parents in the 2004 Tsunami on Boxing Day, which has given them a passion to help others around the world. They work closely with Mango Tree House in Goa, donating 10% of their profits to the charity. Here is an article from the Evening Standard featuring the brothers journey-
In just one short year, the two brothers have got their product into most major retailers in the UK, including Schuh, Selfridges, House of Fraser and Topman, They will also be launched in the US in the Autumn. 12 months ago, they were working in their bedroom in Brixton and now they’re taking the flip flop world by storm!
The brothers’ aim is that by the end of 2014, they want to open an orphanage in the memory of their parents – Kevin and Sandra Forkan. The opening of the first Gandys orphanage will mark the 10th anniversary of the tsunami. Our ultimate goal is to have Gandys orphanages all over the world.
This is enough cause to go out and buy Gandys Flip Flops isn’t it?
The Gandys Flip Flops in Bali Black were all black with pink writing saying Ghandys and a pink foot on the side of one of the straps.
They are made from 100% rubber and are really comfortable and I have had no soreness or aches from wearing them at all which is a miracle as every other pair of flip flops I have had in the past gave me blisters in between my toes where the toe post rubs and sometimes where the straps are.
I have been wearing these all day every day when it has been warm outside, I have walked around the village in them which is around 2 miles round and my feet feel perfectly fine.
People laugh at the name because they are Gandys Flip Flops, and there is a saying “as dry as Ghandi’s Flip Flops” so they also make a great talking point too.
I love my Gandys Flip Flops, yes they may be a little more expensive than ones you can by in cheap shoe shops but they are definitely a better quality and you will be helping to raise money for the fantastic Orphans or Orphans cause.
Gandys Flip Flops are available for both men and women and cost £19.99.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product in exchange for an honest review. The review is my own personal opinions and not influenced in any way.