100% natural latex sandals hand-tapped from rubber trees in Thailand
Right now at the entrance to Potato Head Beach Club there are thousands of flip-flops on display. Why? Because the world’s most ubiquitous shoe is sadly not a sustainable form of footwear when left in the wrong hands. This is evidenced by “5000 Lost Soles,” our installation by art activist Liina Klauss which features plastic a rainbow of plastic sandals collected from the beaches of Bali.
Slippers, as they call them in Hawaii, can be made in an eco-conscious way. Just ask the team behind HAYN, a Honolulu-based brand dedicated to making sandals from all-natural latex, hand-tapped from rubber trees in Thailand. HAYN sandals are 100% handmade using a dual-density design that features a soft top sole and ultra-durable bottom, making them longer lasting and more comfortable than most synthetic versions.
Their tropical aesthetic and minimal-impact approach are so in tune with our own, we decided to collaborate and created the HAYN x Potato Head Legong Dancer Slipper.
Produced in a limited run of 600 pairs in two colorways (black and white), the flip-flops will launch at Day One of this year’s Sunny Side Up festival on 21 July and will then sell from Potato Head Beach Club and in our online shop for IDR 550K.