#1 How do I break in my Toehold flip-flops?
Breaking in Toehold flip flops is fairly easy. The process takes about a week, and the result is an extremely comfortable fit and feel.
Slide your foot into the flip-flop. Put more pressure on the outside strap. This will lay flat over time. Walk around for 10-15 minutes and remove them, then repeat the process. While you’re walking, the leather is absorbing the heat and oils from your feet, which molds and shapes the leather to your unique foot shape.
#2 Can I get my flip-flops wet?
Short answer? Kind of. Water is used to shape leather. When you get leather wet, it won’t hurt it, but it increases its elasticity and reshapes itself. For example, when your flip flops get wet and you walk in the straps, they’ll stretch and stay in that new position. Best to keep them dry.
#3 How long do flip flops take to make?
Our flip flops are made entirely by hand. There are about 550 steps involved in making a pair. We focus on perfection, not speed. Therefore, it takes roughly 5-6 weeks to make a pair of flip flops from start to finish.
#4 How long will my flip-flops last?
Great question. The leather will last for a long time. The tread can last for several years. If you walk like a normal person, expect a long-lasting flip flop. On the other hand, I’ve witnessed my friend, who drags his feet like a mouth-breathing Neanderthal, wear his tread out in a matter of months.
Moral of the story? It all depends on you.
#5 What are my Toehold flip flops made of?
The straps are made out of high-quality, full-grain, vegetable tanned leather and/or ethically-sourced exotic leather. We also use an American made, slip-resistant Vibram tread.
#6 Do I need to condition the leather?
Nah, The flip flops are treated at the shop before they’re sent to you. Just wear them and enjoy them.