Custom Sand Imprint Flip Flops

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Announcement    Welcome to our flip flop shop! Every pair is hand-made to order, ensuring your pair is just as unique as you are.

Have a question? Send us a message! We're always happy to help. Answers to common questions can also be found in our shop policies.


Last updated on Feb 21, 2019

Welcome to our flip flop shop! Every pair is hand-made to order, ensuring your pair is just as unique as you are.

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About FlipSideFlipFlops

Sales 26,337
On Etsy since 2011

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?

Shop members

  • Brad Karasik


    Brad brings more than 25 years of high end consumer goods manufacturing experience to the production of flip flops. In the world of mass customization it's all about producing high quality product to customer's exact specifications.

  • 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.

  • Lisa


    Lisa brings a pleuthora of experience to her role as National Sales Manager.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
We always want you to be happy with your purchase. We work really hard to make sure we've answered common 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 (Brad, Emily, and Joe)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Every pair of flip flops is hand-made to order to the customers' specifications. 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 sand imprint sole design; the flip flops will be replaced with a correct pair fully 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 with any questions.

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. If an exchange is approved, we may ask the customer to cover shipping expenses or a portion of the cost for a 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.
Remember, each and every single pair of FlipSidez is carefully hand-made to order and that process takes time. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with a unique, 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.

Wondering when your order shipped? Not to worry! We'll upload tracking to Etsy and send a confirmation message to the email address provided at checkout.

**Average Shipping Times**

Within the United States: 4-5 weeks for production; then 2-5 business days for shipping. Standard Domestic Shipping automatically includes package tracking.

Outside the United States (International): 4-5 weeks 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 with the United States Postal Service (USPS). We offer Expedited Shipping for Domestic and International orders. Contact us for pricing if interested.

**Customers Outside the United States*
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 tracking may stop updating depending on the destination country. Rest assured your package is still on it's way.

Shipping time can vary widely depending on what country you hail from. We ship to hundreds of locations worldwide and will do everything possible 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 there's always the chance of extra delays when customs 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.

If you haven't officially upgraded your order with package tracking, the best thing is to be patient! We promise your package still exists and will make it's way to you in time. If a package is returned to us we'll contact you ASAP with re-shipping options.

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.

**Customs Clearance**
All goods are declared at the lowest legal value possible on the customs declaration form. When packages shipped outside the U.S. reach the destination country there is a chance additional taxes, duties or fees will be assessed. These costs are the sole responsibility of the addressed recipient and cannot be paid for in advance. It is not possible to circumvent these fees on behalf of any customer. We are only able to pay what the Postal Service requires to ensure the package reaches the appropriate destination country. This is reflected in the shipping cost already included with your purchase. For more information, please contact your local customs office. If your item is a gift shipping to someone other than yourself, let us know.

**Shipping Notes for All 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 very accurate.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long will my order take to arrive?

Average Shipping Times:
Within the United States: 4-5 weeks for production; then 2-5 business days for shipping.
Outside the United States (International): 4-5 weeks for production; then 2-4 weeks for shipping, barring any customs delays.

2. International Taxes and Customs:

FlipSidez operates and ships from the United States. All goods are declared at the lowest legal value possible. Some countries may require taxes be paid on consumer goods that have been purchased from a foreign vendor. In some cases, customs may hold the package indefinitely until these fees are paid. Any fees assessed by customs are the sole responsibility of the address recipient and are not included in our shipping prices. If you would like more information or have any questions about this policy, please feel free to message us (also see the Customs Clearance portion of our shipping policy above).

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

It's definitely possible. We can be very accommodating depending on the time of year and try to avoid additional costs whenever possible. If you have a specific need by date, let us know and we'll explain what needs to happen to deliver in time for your needs.

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

Perhaps. 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 length, we might still be able to make it work. If you're not sure something will work, just contact us with your desired design and we'll let you know if it can be done.

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

Usually the answer is yes! If you have a symbol in mind but don’t see it, 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.


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. Longer turnaround times are most typical during the summer months (May, June, July and August). Because every pair is hand-made to order, it directly impacts how quickly we can make flip flops. If you need your order delivered by a specific date, let us know.