Blog: Leonie BarrieFlip-flops that grow with you

Leonie Barrie | 31 July 2008

Sitting here at my desk on one of the hottest days of the year so far, what wouldn’t I give to feel the grass beneath my feet? Well, short of downing tools and going outside, maybe a pair of grass flip-flops would do the trick. That’s what donut firm Krispy Kreme certainly hopes, and has come up with some innovative footwear to ease the strain for stressed-out London commuters.

Its new shoes will (literally) grow on you, creating an instant grassy park beneath your feet. They take up to three weeks to grow and each shoe is covered with over 5,000 blades of grass. Of course you’ll have to look after them properly, but if you do, the flip-flops can remain in season for over four months.
Sounds like a great idea, but the idea of watering your shoes – and, I presume, giving them a trim now and again – seems more than a little weird. They look pretty bizarre too, but I guess that’s a small price to pay for a mini walk in the park.


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