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District Leather Flip Flops *PREORDER*

$150.00
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Color: Brown Strap w/ Tan Footbed
Strap Style
Unisex Size

Delivery and Shipping

  • Flip Flops are made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery unless otherwise stated.
  • Please allow 24-48 hours for order processing and shipping.
  • Please note, shipping estimates are provided by couriers and not DLS.

Description

***ALL FLIP FLOPS ARE MADE TO ORDER IN-HOUSE.  PLEASE SEE LEAD TIMES LISTED BELOW***

I've been passionate about all types of footwear most of my life, and I love to wear flip flops.  But, it was always a struggle to find a pair that fit well and could be worn all day, weren't overly sporty or casual, and were made with durable, high quality materials.  So, about seven years ago, with very little knowledge of how to design and craft any type of footwear, I started working on my first pair of flip flops.  They weren't great. 

Fast forward to present day, and I'm blessed with the knowledge, experience, and a facility that allowed me to take another stab at making flip flops for myself.  After several weeks and a few dozen prototypes, I finally arrived at a product that checked all the boxes:  comfort; refinement; and durability.  I realized pretty immediately that there was an opportunity to mix things up a bit for DLS and share our flip flops with the world. 

I'm extremely proud to brand the flip flops as District Leather (@districtleather), my maker brand that was the genesis of DLS almost eight years ago.  We will be making all of the flip flops from this launch ourselves in our shop in Atlanta.  

Some of the things that make our flip flops awesome:

  • Premium materials from top to bottom, including Italian and American vegetable tanned leathers, and midsole and outsole components from world-famous Ortholite and Vibram.
  • Engineered from the ground up with a focus on comfort and orthotics.  E.g., the midsole layer consist of three different densities of foam that each contributes to all-day wearability. 
  • In addition to helping with moisture management and toe/heel grip, the perforations in the leather footbeds allow the leather to flex into the softer foam below and achieve a broken-in feeling almost right out of the box.
  • Designed to address common points of discomfort.  E.g., we've incorporated a soft nubuck hollow toe strap which spreads out under pressure to reduce the hot spots between your toes common with webbing, cable, or solid core leather toe straps.

LEAD TIMES:
We've decided to limit this initial round of flip flops to 200 pairs.  The first 100 pairs are expected to ship 4-6 weeks from your order date.  Once we enter the second hundred, we'll update this page with the expected lead time for those pairs. 

SIZING:
- Our flip flops are unisex and based on US men's sizing.  They fit true to size based on your Brannock measurement.  While they're technically D width, there's a little extra room on the sides. 
- We recommend sizing up if you have wider feet, and sizing down if you're a half size, or if you have narrow feet. 
- If you have flat feet and you're concerned about the arch and metatarsals support, or if you might need a special accommodation, please reach out within 24 hours of your order and we'll be glad to discuss options.  Some options/accommodations may require an additional charge

FIT/BREAK-IN:
- You should expect to have about 1/4-1/2" of space behind where your heel sits (this is different than what you'll find with most other flip flop brands), and 1/2-1" of space at the front beyond your toes.
- Everyone's feet are different, and our flip flops are designed to accommodate most of the average feet out there.  Some folks will experience blissful comfort right out of the box, and others may not.  If the straps feel a little snug, we highly recommend giving the flip flops four or five wears of increasing duration over the course of a few days in order to break in.  If the straps feel extremely snug, contact us ASAP and do not wear them.  We'll help determine whether it's best to exchange for a different size, or for us to try and modify your flip flops.

LEATHER:
A significant portion of these flip flops is crafted with full grain leather (some is "corrected grain" for fellow leather nerds ;-) ).  While we will absolutely take care to avoid grain defects, it is a natural material and may exhibit minor markings and/or variations in color.

CARE AND USE:
- Wear your flip flops and wear them a lot!  However, they are not designed for submerging in liquid, which may lead to damage and shrinking of the leather.  You should also avoid exposing the flip flops to extreme heat (e.g. sitting in an extremely hot vehicle, prolonged exposure to very hot surfaces), as this may cause the adhesive to fail and lead to delamination.
- We recommend cleaning your flip flops with saddle soap and nourishing the leather with leather conditioner, neatsfoot oil, or a leather balm such as Smith's at least once per year.   

CANCELLATIONS AND RETURNS/EXCHANGES:
- We understand that things come up and you may need to cancel your order.  Since each pair is made to order, we ask that you contact us within 24 hours of your order if you need to request cancellation.  After 24 hours, we reserve the right to deduct a restocking fee from your refund.
- We will accept returns of new, unworn flip flops that are returned to us at the customer's expense.  Since all flip flops are made to order, customers will have the option between a 25% restocking fee, or making an exchange for a different pair of flip flops (subject to the lead time).

WARRANTY:
- Our flip flops are warrantied against manufacturing defects for six (6) months from the order date.  Covered manufacturing defects include:
     - Delamination (not from prolonged exposure to extreme heat)
     - Straps that have pulled free from their slots (excluding torn or cut straps)
     - Failed stitching (excluding abraded or excessively worn stitching).
- If you encounter damage due to a manufacturing defect, please contact us to arrange a return and repair at no charge.  If for some reason we are unable to repair your damaged flip flops, we will replace them with new pair of the same or similar configuration. 

 

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