I had bought a pair of Cobian flip flops about 5 (at least) years ago.
I liked the flops because they had the surf style traction pads for the foot bedding. Super non slick one would think! Indeed they were, and uber comfortable too. For $20, they were half the price of any other flip flop I had bought since 2001.
My flops go through the wringer as they are used daily, all daily, every daily. I would be lucky to get a full year out of a pair before having to move onto another. The tops and bottoms would wear down so bad that my foot would be sliding on the shoe, and the shoe sliding on the ground. Not good when you work on boats. Even though the bottoms of the Cobian’s wore down to nothing pretty fast, they have managed to stay in my possession for much longer than any other flop I have owned. Partly because they are so comfortable.
And now they have found new life… being reused in the form of a puppy chew toy! What amazes me most, is they are still fully intact. I’m blown away! Rasta has razer sharp teeth and has dispatched a lot of other toys (shoes) pretty quickly, but these blue Cobian’s, take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’!
If feels good finding a new way to repurpose something that would otherwise end up in the land fill. And at this current moment, these flip flops, are acting as extra shingle for our roof! Any one have a ladder we could borrow? Seriously.