Flip Flops are the "go to" shoe for most Floridians, so we are looking forward to celebrating National Flip Flop Day this year on June 16th!  Flip Flops have been around for thousands of years, originating as early as the Ancient Egyptians in 1500 BC.  The modern term "Flip-Flop" has been used in American English since the 1970's; it is an onomatopoeia of the sound the sandals make when walking in them.  Flip Flops are casual shoes, worn throughout the world, mostly at the beach and in hot climates...they are the best way to keep your feet and  body cool in a humid climate.  Just ask anyone who lives in South Florida, most of us don't own many other types of shoes.

So how did these widely accepted sandals get their own national holiday?  Tropical Smoothie Cafe created the holiday in 2007 to celebrate their customers and to kick off fundraising for Camp Sunshine - a camp that offers respite and support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  Anyone who visits a Tropical Smoothie Cafe wearing Flip Flops on June 16, 2017  from 2-7pm will receive a FREE Sunshine Smoothie in a 16oz. limited edition souvenir cup.  To find the closest Tropical Smoothie Cafe and join in the here.
If you don't have a Tropical Smoothie Cafe near you, that's ok.  We have other suggestions of ways to help you celebrate!  
  • Dig out your favorite pair of flip flops and take a stroll on the beach or local park.  
  • If it's not flip flop weather where you live, wear flip flops around the house instead of socks or slippers.  
  • Or even better yet, go shopping for a new pair of flip flops to get in the mood for summer.  
To make your shopping experience even more fun, Caloosa WaterWear's entire assortment of Flip Flops are on sale for $9.99.  This offer will only last until June 16, hurry, join in the fun and help celebrate National Flip Flop Day!
Shop our Flip Flops HERE

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