Green Reviews: Patagonia Men’s Flop Along Flip Flops.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 27, 2009
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patagonia eco flop along flip flops

8.9 out of 10. Patagonia is a co-founder of 1% for the Planet.

Most of the kazillions of flip flops bought, sold, worn and often lost or trashed each year are made out with toxic glues, non-biodegradable (ever) plastics, and leathers tanned in a process that poisons ourselves, our waters, children and wildlife.

Not Patagonia’s Flop Along Flip Flops. These things are the vintage biodiesel Mercedes of flip flops: hip, elegant, cushy.

Made of naturally tanned leathers with partially recycled plastic, you can now flip flop walk your “I-care-about-the-earth and want-to-look-good-and-be-comfortable while doing so” talk.

They are Made in China, which makes us here at elephant sad—we’d love to support local, USA businesses first—but Patagonia is wonderfully transparent (unlike most) about their manufacturing process, and closely supervising their factories.

To purchase, or for more info, go to Patagonia’s site.

Flop Alongs make naked feet sigh with pleasure. The soft nubuck strap and footbed are tanned to Leather Working Group environmental standards, and the contoured, extra-cushiony EVA footbed/midsole (20% recycled) provides arch support. The nonmarking rubber outsole has 20% recycled content.


  • Recycled nylon post is comfortable between toes
  • Extra-comfortable, contoured EVA footbed (20% recycled) with soft, embossed nubuck overlay
  • Nonmarking, nonslip rubber outsole with 20% recycled content
  • 8-mm layered arch support where you need it
  • Medium width, medium arch/instep
  • 425 g (15 oz)
  • Made in China.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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