For days when your feet need as much pampering as you do, be it après ski, heading to class, or just zipping in & out of the house, slip on a pair of snuggly, (real) sheepskin-lined slides or flipflops from Ripa. Constructed with cushy shearling footbeds on non-skid traction soles - that even feature red life lines embedded right in for an extra dose of good karma (!) - they keep your dogs warm when the mercury dips, and wick away moisture when temps rise. "I started this company a number of years ago after observing how people love the freedom of wearing flip flops and often continue wearing them, even when the weather isn't really conducive to it," explains Ripa's creator, Indira Desai. "Our products were conceived to give people the stylish sandals they want that also provide the comfort of a slipper, plus the freedom of an open-toe shoe, all with traction and support so that they can be used in or out of the house...even the White House! Everyone enjoys the freedom of wearing sandals, and usually wishes they could wear their slippers everywhere, so working with a designer, we created the Himalayan line and the Alpine Slide. Ripas give them the support they need along with the luxurious comfort from the sole and shearling bedding."
And then there's the fact that word-of-mouth is responsible for the popularity of Ripas. "Ripa Wear is a boutique company, which oversees all aspects of the product, design, and customer service," adds Desai. "Anyone who owns a pair, loves them, and usually shares their find with friends and family! Our customers have been the advertising force behind this great product!"
Available in either Unisex sizes or Sized at RipaWear.com.
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- Lesley Scott