My hubby is a sandals kinda guy. No, not the resort! The shoe! (Although I hear the resorts are fantastic…)Basically, he lives in sandals from about March to October. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for a new favorite sandal. Since he wears his sandals just about everywhere, (including work!) he likes to keep the design simple and sleek. We found a website that had just the sandals for him, Chipkos.
Chipkos sells both men’s and women’s sandals online. They also are company with a great cause (I’ll talk about this a little later). So, we were very happy to received a pair of men’s sandals to review.
The Chipkos sandals are light and seem durable. One of the very first things I noticed was the shape of the sandal. It is different than your typical sandal, the shape is inspired by the classic Indian Osho chappal. They slant up in the front! They look Asian-inspired in this way, which I don’t really prefer, but my husband thinks is cool.
The materials seem high quality and looks very sharp. The black canvas sandal straps have double stitching for minimized wear and tear. The canvas footbed has a no-fray liner. They seem like they will be long-lasting.
After wearing the sandals, he found the Chipkos Originals to be very comfortable, but a little tight for his feet. We ordered them in his size, but the bottom of the shoe just says “large”, which we thought was a bit odd! But Chipkos is changing this (yay!).
With the comfort of the non-compressing, reactive FormCush™ midsole, the natural contour molding and anatomical arch support these shoes will definitely be getting lots of use at work and around town.
One very awesome feature of these sandals are they are produced with low impact, environmentally friendly materials including recycled EVA and rubber for the outsoles and midsoles, sustainable raffia fiber foot beds and a non-toxic water based adhesive. We both love that! They even came with 100% recycled material product tags!
Ok, so I said they have a great cause…
For every pair of Chipkos Original Sandals that you buy, Chipkos will conserve 100 square feet of an endangered rain forest! I love when companies give back to the world in one way or another, and Chipkos is doing just that. You can feel good about your purchase!
And if that wasn’t cool enough, they just launched an online campaign called The Chipkos One Million Square Feet Challenge. For each tweet that they get, they protect one square foot of the rain forest, with the goal of getting 1,000,000 posts and thereby protecting 1,000,000 square feet of rain forest land!
Coupon Code!! If you plan on buying Chipkos sandals, we have a coupon code especially for you! Use the Chipkos coupon code ‘withourbest’ which will give 10% off at online checkout.
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review. I did receive a sample product from the sponsor for the purpose of this honest review. This did not affect the outcome of this review. All opinions are 100% my own. For full disclosure click here.