Summer Slides for Those Sick of the Three Stripes - Stab Mag

Summer Slides for Those Sick of the Three Stripes

Vegan and recycled too, for the conscious among you.

style // Dec 14, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

If you surf, reside somewhere hot, or spend surplus time in the car (and despite its illegality, prefer to touch bare sole to pedal), then slides are your best friend.

If you tick all three boxes above and don’t have a pair of sweat-free slip-on-n-offs, then do yourself a favour. The slides currently adorning our feet are Indosoles. Why? Because Adidas (however much we love them) is everywhere, and Indosole co-owner and beautiful surfer Nick Riley is a friend (and baby daddy to Stab moral compass Kiri) and recently sent a box to our Byron HQ.

The Sea Salt cream versions we’re particularly fond of.

Treading lightly’s so buzzy right now, and with good reason, but Indosole’s consciousness goes further than hitching their brand to marketing’s current bandwagon. The slides and thongs aren’t just made in the most ethical way possible, they’re actually made from recycled tyres. Anyone who’s been to Indo and inhaled the smell of literal burning rubber in the morning knows fewer flaming tyres must be a good thing for humans and Gaia alike.

Without banging on about the eco stuff too much (and before we get to how comfy these things are), Indosole are also B Corp certified. Which is massive. Getting the B Corp tick means that every step of your manufacturing, shipping, and operating process is held to the most ethical and environmentally friendly standards possible. Patagonia and Finisterre are the only B- Corp-certified big players in our world.

(Insert corny caption about being “dog tired” of lacing up shoes…)

After due interoffice bickering and bartering, our haul was divvied up. Whilst there are no real losers in a box full of “free” slip-ons, it’s generally been decided that Sea Salt cream and Leaf slides, and black Cross slides are the desk jockey favourites. They’re sturdy, comfy, don’t make your soles sweat like cheaper alternatives, and coast by a little more inconspicuously than the slip-ons produced by the big sportswear brands (and at $60 AUD for a pair that last, don’t differ in price much either). Just FYI, this post has been a non-paid message by your loyal Stab office-dwellers, simply to say: “We like these daps, and think you might too.”


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