The Ethical Magic Sliders, upcycled sandals made from recycled materials. By changing the upper part you have countless possibilities!

The Ethical Magic Sliders, upcycled sandals made from recycled materials. By changing the upper part you have countless possibilities!

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: car tires, motorbike inner tubes, pineapple textile, cork, rubber

Excited news to announce:

The "Ethical Magic Sliders", winners in Earth-Friendly category in the 2019 'Etsy Design Awards', are now available in a new version using Piñatex, the innovative pineapple textile!

Piñatex is a non-woven textile made from waste pineapple leaf fibre, which can be used as an alternative to leather. These leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, so the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce. Moreover, the whole process creates an additional income stream for local farming communities. The result is a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material with a leather-like feel that is soft and flexible, yet very durable!

In this new version of Ethical Magic Sliders, Piñatex is used in order to replace the motorcycle inner tubes for the upper part of the sandals. The old version - made of recycled inner tubes - will not be produced again and will be available till exhaustion of stock.

About Ethical Magic Sliders:

With Ethical Magic Sliders you buy one pair of vegan upcycled sandals and then choose as many upper parts as you want. These upper parts button on the top part of the sandals (with snap buttons as in last pic), thus you can change look whenever you want. You can buy here the base (i.e. the sandals) and then choose from more than 55 designs in our 'EMS Upper Parts' sections (i.e. Classic / Fancy / Playful) for other designs that suit best your style. Of course the base can also be worn by itself.

Check also the video in our about section (down below) : www.etsy.com/shop/EatingTheGoober for better understanding

Why Ethical:

+ with respect to humans: our sliders are locally made by craftsmen that work in safe and fair conditions, are treated with dignity & respect and are paid fairly for their work.
+with respect to animals: no animal was harmed in producing these sandals.
+with respect to the environment: our sliders are fabricated out of recycled materials combined with eco-friendly new materials.

Why Magic:

+ Save money: with one pair of slide sandals, you end up with countless possibilities! Isn’t this magic?
+ Save space: this summer, travel light and pack as many designs and colors you want on holiday. Showcase your creativity by switching your style to match your mood!

2 Types for the upper part of the sandals:

. Using Piñatex non-woven textile made from waste pineapple leaves (first 4 pics). Piñatex is a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material. It is a waterproof leather-like textile that is soft and flexible, yet very durable and acquires with time the same characteristics and wrinkles as animal leathers do.

. Using old recycled motorcycle inner tubes (last 4 pics). This type may have some signs or letters, serial numbers or even the actual brand of the inner tube on them. If you prefer not to have these kinds of signs, please contact us before you place your order. Inner tubes may feel a bit hard at the beginning; no worries, applying body cream (the richer it is, the better the result) or lip balm on the edges of the rubber, - during the first times you are wearing them - will quickly soften the material.

Size: Ethical Magical Sliders come in seven sizes, i.e. from 36 to 42 EU . *Tip: our sliders have a large form in sense that if someone is in the middle, for example EU38.5 she should choose EU38 in our slides

Size Conversion Chart

EU - US
36 - 6
37 - 6,5/7
38 - 7,5/8
39 - 8,5
40 - 9/9,5
41 - 10
42 - 10,5/11

Materials:

. the soles are made of defective recycled car tires that cannot be used in cars' industry
. the upper parts are made either of : a) Piñatex pineapple sustainable vegan textile using 100% cotton fabric for lining (first 4 pics) or b) old recycled motorcycle inner tubes using cork fabric for lining (last 4 pics)
. the insoles are anatomical and are made of cork and rubber.

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Kit Kat Oct 16, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Let me start with how wonderful and informative customer service was! They were so helpful and answered every question I had. These sandals are incredible. I have been trying my hardest to make changes in my life to be more eco-friendly. This was a very happy investment. Such a cool concept and great way to keep a minimal closet. They are comfy but as stated in the description it will take some time to fully break them in. Got two blisters but it’s not the end of the world. So happy with this purchase and I feel good about not contributing to fast fashion. Oh and shipping was FANTASTIC! I was nervous that it was shipping from Greece; it came within days of ordering! Buy them! You won’t be disappointed.

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NW Journey LLC Feb 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Omg!!! I love these sandals for so many reasons. Super comfortable, and it is so cool that I can switch out the tops with different designs. These are not flimsy, and you can definitely tell they are quality made, with thick soles and good material, that will hold up for a while. I normally wear a 7.5/8 shoe and I bought the 38 EU, and they fit perfectly. Thank you so much for creating a great product with the environment in mind. The earth thanks you for that as well. :)

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Susan Aug 11, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are very high quality shoes, obviously well made and solid. The communication was great and the shipping was fast. I am a 9.5 American size and the 40 just fits me—I am hoping it will be more comfortable as I break it in, and I am not sure if the 41 would’ve been better or too big. The customer service is great, so I recommend communicating about size before you order. The shoes are great though, definitely 5 stars!

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sunstoner Jun 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These pineapple sliders exceeded my expectations. Great quality, arrived early and look great. It's a win all the way around.

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Listed on Sep 3, 2021