Designer and avid cyclist Esther Flatto explains her cycling-shoe Think Tank concept:
I worked together with Betabrand designers to make the FlipSlips the perfect foldable shoes for the urban cyclist.
As a commuter in San Francisco, I bike 365 days a year and I wanted a shoe that allows me to pedal, while having the versatility of allowing me to wear any shoes that I choose.
The FlipSlips feature a flexible neoprene upper, rubber outsole, and sheepskin-lined memory foam insole — all of which makes it ultra comfortable for everyday walking and cycling.
It comes with a reversible ankle strap that can easily be swapped out or removed altogether. One side of the ankle strap is reflective for night time riding, and the other is black for a more refined look. The strap can also be completely removed from the shoe and used to cinch your pants to prevent them from getting caught in the bike chain.
The best part is they fold up so you can take them anywhere — all allowing you to have a back-up pair of shoes that's far more comfortable to ride in than your heels.
I hope you'll love FlipSlips!