Custom Sand Imprint Flip Flops

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Custom Sand Imprint Flip Flops

19689 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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It All Began With a Pair of Muddy Shoes

A pair of shoes which left dirty tracks; tracks with a faint backwards impression of the shoe’s logo on the ground. Scott Osiol, founder of FlipSidez wondered; Why not leave a different mark? This bit of inspiration led him to spend hours grinding, burning and cutting all types of footwear to see if he could make a shoe that left a custom impression.

Scott envisioned footwear with soles that could be imprinted with fun designs, logos, text, or pictures. Anyone wearing a pair would leave a personalized set of footprints on the world. And while most people can appreciate puddle stomping on a rainy day, not everyone likes getting their shoes muddy. With this in mind Scott tested his ideas with sand. Sand meant beaches, warm summers, fun, and most importantly: flip flops! Several prototypes later and (with the help of a few friends) the first pair of FlipSidez was made in 2010. Customers couldn't get enough! With people so excited about flip flops that could leave custom imprints in the sand, the question came to mind: Why weren't these already available?

As it happens, the idea already existed. FlipSidez aren’t the world’s first sand-imprint flip flops. Companies have been buying flip flops with custom soles for years to give away as promotional novelties. The downside? The current process used to create these flip flops required a commitment to purchasing hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of pairs with the exact same design, size, and limited colors. This worked great for companies with large expense accounts who could afford buying huge quantities, but turned out to be bad news for everyone else. Anyone lucky enough to get a pair of these sandals would never have a way of buying a pair with a customized imprint for themselves. They’d be stuck with whatever the company had given them.

That’s all changing. The FlipSidez manufacturing process allows us to produce and sell customized sand-imprint flip flops with no minimum order quantity. Need a dozen pairs for a wedding? FlipSidez has you covered. A matching set for Mom and Dad? Done. A single pair as unique as you are? Hop onto our Etsy shop, design your dream pair, and we’ll deliver it right to your door.

Which means the only question left to ask is…

What's on YOUR FlipSidez?

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  • Scott Osiol

    Owner, Writer Of Paychecks, CEO & Janitor

    Scott created the first pair of personalized sand imprint flip flops in 2010. From sourcing materials, building production equipment, working with customers, and sweeping the floors, Scott does a little bit of everything, all the time, everywhere.

  • Emily

    The Duchess Of Design, The Master Of Machinations, And Lover Of Cats...

    Emily keeps the company running smoothly through a careful balance of good leadership and baseball-bat related motivation.

  • Joe

    Quality Control, Shipper

    Joe may be a bear in a hat. He may ship our flip flops. We're not sure since he's never been photographed.

  • Devin

    Production Overlord, Eater Of Glue, Sasquatch Tamer

    Devin is in charge of overseeing the chaotic and unearthly science that is flip flop manufacturing, it is safe to say that he has gone mad with power. Devin enjoys long walks on the beach, bareback horse riding, and eating glue.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2016
We always want customers to be happy with their purchase. We work really hard to make sure we've answered your questions here so you can make a well informed purchase.

Because our product is custom made to order, we can't be as flexible with the policies people may take for granted with bigger companies and chain stores.

Please, take a moment to check out our policies (and our size chart!). It makes a huge difference in what type of experience you'll have with us. Trust us, we always want it to be a good one.

-The FlipSidez Team (Scott, Emily, Claire, Devin, Victor and Josh)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Remember, each and every single pair of FlipSidez is lovingly hand-made to order and that process takes time. Thank you so much for your patience as we work to provide you with an awesome, quality, handmade product.

Orders are made according to when they are received. If you have a deadline to meet, message us! We'll let you know if we can make it work for you.

Average Shipping Times:

Domestic (within the US): 5-8 business days for production; then 2-5 business days for shipping. Standard Domestic Shipping automatically includes package tracking.

International: 5-8 business days for production; then 2-4 weeks for shipping, barring any customs delays. Standard International Shipping does NOT automatically include package tracking, but it can be added. Contact us for pricing.

Unless you've already contacted us, your package will be shipped via Standard Mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS). We offer Expedited Shipping for both Domestic and International orders, but it does cost a little more than Standard Mail. Contact us for pricing information if you're curious.

Wondering when it shipped? Not to worry! We'll mark it as shipped and send a confirmation message to whatever email address you provided on your Etsy receipt.

**International Customers!**
Remember, your package may not automatically include tracking! When your order ships, you'll always be able to track it until it leaves the United States; after that the information may not update depending on the destination country. Rest assured your package is still on it's way, we promise.

Shipping time can vary widely depending on the country you hail from. We ship to hundreds of locations worldwide and do everything we can on our end to make sure your package arrives quickly.

Your package could be travelling thousands of miles on a plane, a boat, or both! Customs procedures and local mail systems are very different for each country, and they may cause extra delays when they process your package into their system.

Many international orders don't encounter delays and spend only 2 weeks in the mail. Unfortunately, when there is a delay packages may take several extra weeks to arrive. In these rare instances, there is very little information we can find out about a package. While we'd love to say we have a secret personal tracking system that can hunt down your package in seconds with the push of a button, the truth is we don't. If it existed we'd buy one in a heartbeat.

If you haven't contacted us and officially upgraded your order with package tracking, please be patient! We promise your package still exists and will either make it's way to you or back to us in time.

Because so many things can impact International shipping time, we hope you'll understand that we can't guarantee when packages will show up on your doorstep.

**International Customers, Please Read!**
When your package goes through the customs process, there is a chance additional taxes or fees will be assessed. These are the sole responsibility of the customer. Unfortunately we are unable to predict when this will happen, as each an every country has different customs policies that could be updated at any time. Please make sure you're familiar with your country's customs policies when ordering from our shop! If customs fees or taxes are assessed, please note that it is illegal for us to try and pay them on behalf of the customer, or attempt to pay them in advance. It is also illegal for us to try and circumvent any added fees or taxes customs may apply. We are only allowed to pay what the United States Postal Service requires of us to ship the package. This is the shipping cost already included in your purchase price. For more information, please contact your local customs office.

**To all of our customers!**

We will ALWAYS do everything in our power to make sure your package is shipped with enough time to get from us to you. While we can never 100% guarantee arrival dates for packages, our estimates are usually spot on.

Because we don't work for the post office, we can't control or anticipate delays with their (or any shipper's) service. We usually do not issue refunds or send replacements for orders that encounter delays beyond our control.

If your package is returned to us because of a mistake we made, we'll gladly reship the package at our expense. If a package is returned due to an error on your part; like an incomplete address, package is unclaimed, etc...we may ask that you cover a portion or all of the cost to re-ship the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
Every pair of flip flops is made to order to the customers' specifications and we do not stock or sell pre-imprinted flip flops. For this reason refunds and exchanges are typically NOT accepted. If an error occurs on our part, and we send flip flops that are the incorrect color, size, or a different sole design than what was ordered; the flip flops will be replaced with a correct pair at our expense. We also do not typically accept returns or exchanges due to color differences between our product and how they appear on computer monitors. Colors may vary due to differences in monitor settings and we strongly encourage customers to contact us if they have any questions at all.

If a circumstance arises in which the customer ordered incorrectly (needs a different size, wants a different color, or mis-typed their design, etc…) we reserve the right to approve exchanges on a case by case basis. In the instance an exchange is approved, we may ask that the customer cover shipping expenses or a portion of the cost of the replacement pair. If you have any questions regarding returns please message us.

We do not issue refunds or send replacements for flip flops that are delayed, lost or damaged in the mail. If you have questions regarding a delayed or missing package, please contact your local post office for domestic orders or your country’s customs office for international orders. See our shipping policies for more detailed information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long will my order take to arrive?

Average Shipping Times:
Domestic: (within the US): 5-8 business days for production; then 2-5 business days for shipping.
International: 5-8 business days for production; then 2-4 weeks for shipping, barring any customs delays.

2. International Taxes and Customs:

FlipSidez operates and ships from the USA. Some countries, such as the UK, may require that taxes be paid on consumer goods have been purchased from a foreign vendor (such as us) before they are delivered to the customer in that country. Any taxes and fees such as these are the responsibility of the customer and are not included in our prices or covered by FlipSideFlipFlops. If you would like more information or have any questions about this policy, please feel free to message us (also see shipping policy above).

3. Can you deliver the flip flops by a specific date?

Probably yes, we can be very accommodating and have been known to rush produce and ship flip flops for next day delivery within the USA. We try our best to avoid charging customers additional fees where possible. Contact us with the date you need them delivered by and we will explain what needs to be done to meet that date.

4. I have a long design, will it fit?

Perhaps, the design length can vary depending on the size of the flip flop. We have a sizing chart that shows the recommended max number of characters per soles. This chart can be viewed here:

If your design is longer than these recommended lengths, we still may be able to create it. Just contact us, explain the design you would like, the flip flop size, and we will let you know if it can be done.

5. I want to add a symbol but I don’t see it on the available symbols sheet, can it be done?

Usually the answer is yes! If you have a symbol in mind but don’t see it, just send us a message or leave a note in the “notes to seller” section of the cart when checking out. We will get back to you and let you know if we will be able to accommodate your custom symbol request.

It's always worth double checking our symbols chart, we try to rotate and update our symbols chart with new or recently popular options:

6. Why is the processing time on my order so long?

Depending on the time of year we may have higher than usual order volume. We do our best to keep it under a week whenever possible, but this is especially true in the summer when everyone's ready for the beach and needs a new pair of sandals for an upcoming vacation. Because each and every pair is made to order only when a customer makes a purchase, it directly impacts how quickly we can make sandals for outstanding orders. Please keep this in mind when purchasing, your sandals are handmade to order just for you each and every time you shop with us.