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TireFlops are the new ultralight and extra comfortable flip flops. With recycled tire outsoles for maximum grip and durability.
TireFlops are the new ultralight and extra comfortable flip flops. With recycled tire outsoles for maximum grip and durability.
122 backers pledged £9,540 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey, thanks for checking out our project. With your help, we are looking to make TireFlops and be sure that end of life tires have a much better ending.

After one year of prototype development, this Kickstarter will help us to launch our first production of this high tech and sustainable pair of flip flops. This campaign will allow us to:  

- Create a full set of molds and dies  

- Source for two of the TireFlops components: the EVA and the straps

If our project gets funded, you'll have a pair on your feet by May - the perfect time for Europeans to start thinking about sun. For our friends in North America: summer is arriving too (Californians, you are good all year round!). And for the rest of our worldwide backers: don't miss out. They will come in handy for many adventures except for trips to the North Pole!!!

 TireFlops is about creating a high tech flip flop sandals in a responsible and sustainable manner.  But it’s also a cool and simple piece of footwear with an outsole that has been on the road, exploring, and now it’s ready to go on your feet!

 - TireFlops are a product 100% designed in The Basque Country, Spain and Made in Spain: the whole manufacturing process.

- We source for the materials locally for a more sustainable world.

How cool is to be wearing tires under your feet? Furthermore, it’s not just about how it looks. We respect the technology in a tire. We don’t grind it, we deconstruct it using an innovative technology patented by us. This way, it retains all its physical, chemical and mechanical properties.  

Tyre manufactures have been developing this technology for 175 years and have spent billions of dollars. We have found the way to put it under your feet. What you get is maximum grip and durability (and a very cool sand footprint!).

 As each tire has a diferent footprint almost each pair of TireFlops is unique! Here you have some design examples:

 The EVA is the foamy component of the TireFlops. We always knew we wanted to create a quality product, so when it came to choosing it, we opted for one that has been specially formulated to reduce sliding when in contact with water. Furthermore, its ideally balanced consistency allows very comfortable walking.

In our design process, safety has always been a key element. You can wear them with confidence around the pool, or take a shower at the gym with your TireFlops on. The EVA we are using makes all the difference.

We have carefully chosen straps that have more elasticity than the traditional PVC ones, which means extra grip and comfort. Put them to test and let us know how they feel!

Our black straps have a 15% of recycled rubber. Every little helps...

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 We are firm believers in sustainable production. And with that, comes a responsibility. We upcycle car tires to make TireFlops. We want them to reach you in an eco-bag.

 Please note that sizes might vary from one manufacturer to another. We want to make sure you receive the right one. So we are giving you the European size we will send you, and its equivalency in cm and inches. These are measurements of the TireFlops' whole length. 

For most of our rewards there are 3 shipping options to choose from. Two of them are pretty standard: delivering to the EU and the rest of the world.

 Team Picture    +   email and our eternal gratitude

                               

Thank you for your help. We are a step closer to filling out beaches with TireFlops. You will receive an email with a photo of the TireFlops team and will have our eternal gratitude.

Give it a go!!! We are sending you a pair of tread rectangles (140mm x 350mm) from one of our deconstructed 'End of Life' tires. Make your own barefoot sandals or cement them to your favourite pair of sneakers. Don't panic. Check out the video we have recorded to help you.  

We will upload a video of how to make your own pair of barefoot sandals very shorthly.

Please note that every pair is different, yours might not be as the displayed one.

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

Grab yourself a pair of TireFlops in any of the four colors we have selected for you. They come with a black strap. Yes, you are good to go! Any size.

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

 We have created a very special reward limited to our first 99 backers. Grab a pair of TireFlops Plus at the price of our TireFlops Basic and save yourself £8 as a sign of gratitude for backing us early. And be the first ones to receive them as these pairs will have priority in our production.

On top of that, all Early Birds will have a limited Kickstarter serial K00 to K98 on the strap, next to our TireFlops logo. 

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

You are the boss! There is a wider selection: 8 EVA colors for you to choose. Each color comes with a stylish strap color combination. Any size.

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

This is a very special model that we have created to commemorate the launching of our first ever collection. The TireFlops Kickstarter Edition is  a pair of TireFlops in green EVA and a black strap. 

This reward is limited to 99 pairs and, as our Early Bird one, it will have a limited Kickstarter serial K00 to K98. They come with Kickstarter  and TireFlops logos. This campaign will be your only chance to grab this unique pair of TireFlops!

Shipping:      

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

Exclusive to BackerClub members Grab yourself 2 pairs of TireFlops Plus for the price of 2 TireFlops Basics, saving £16! There is a wider selection: 8 EVA colors for you to choose. Each color comes with a stylish strap color combination. Any size. This exclusive reward will come with a "Special BackerClub" engravement. Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your model, color and size. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests. 

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries

£12 for the rest of the world

The choices keep on coming! Here, we have designed for you 8 color combinations, all of them with a double color EVA layer.

Options will be:

1.Noche Noir (black) and Dusk (light purple) colors for the two layer EVA (top layer black, bottom layer light purple) + black strap

or

2.White and one of this 7 Plus colors for the two layer EVA (top layer color to choose, bottom layer white) + white strap.

Shipping:

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

 

Two is better than one. And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.  

For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Basic reward. 4 EVA colors to choose from. Black Strap. Any size.  

For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Plus. 8 EVA colors to choose from and their strap combinations. Any size.

Shipping:

Shipping costs stay the same as for 1 pair.

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

Two is still better than one. And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.  

For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Basic reward. 4 EVA colors to choose from. Black Strap. Any size.  

For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Cat Walker. Any size. 

Shipping:

Shipping costs stay the same as for 1 pair.

£8 for EU countries. £12 for the rest of the world.


One more option to pair up! And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.  

For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Plus. 8 EVA colors to choose from and their strap combinations. Any size.  

For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Cat Walker. Any size. 

Shipping:  

Shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

Three is even better than two! And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

Three TireFlops Basic pairs. Any size.

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

You love them as much as we do and want to share them with your family and friends. Let us get you 4 pairs: pick and mix from our TireFlops Basic, Plus or Cat Walkers. Any size.

Shipping:

Shipping costs stay the same as for 1 pair.

£8 for EU countries.

£12 for the rest of the world.

 

You are a Manager who wants to have a bunch of very happy employees. Or the organiser of your best friend’s Bachelor party. Or simply, a very generous individual who wants to share his/her love for TireFlops with friends and family. We will send you a lot of 25 pairs (note: a max. of 10 can be identical in size and color). 

Pick and mix from all possible combinations of our TireFlops Basic, Plus and Cat Walkers. 

Send us a picture and we’ll show you how it would look. How about a group picture of all of you?

Some examples:

Shipping: included for anywhere in the world

 

A massive thank you. You want to become a TireFlops distributor in your area/region. Let us get you started with a whopping 250 pairs (note: a max. of 10 can be identical in size and color). Pick and mix from all possible combinations of our TireFlops Basic, Plus or Cat Walkers.

Send us a picture or a logo and we’ll show you how it would look. Before you back, please get in touch with us,so we can inform you in more detail. 

Shipping: included for anywhere in the world

If our project gets funded, this is our production calendar:

Mid January -  time to process all your rewards.

End of January - source all materials.

February - our moulds and dies are made.

March - production starts. Our manufacturing process is carried out by Spanish footwear artisans that have been carefully selected. They take pride in delivering quality and treat materials with care and respect.

Mid April - time for packing all pairs.

May - distribution. You will get them in your hands… now...put them on your feet!!! 


We are a group of researchers and engineers that have developed an innovative (and patented) solution to give tires the best possible use. TireFlops is our first project, but we hope it will not be the last one. With your help, in the future we want to put tire outsoles in other types of footwear too.

Our story began in 2010, when three of us, engineers and friends, started researching for a solution for bikers to minimise the consequences of impact on road safety guards. This took us to contemplate tires as a material to work with. When we analysed them and learnt all the complex and valuable properties that they had, we decided to come up with a solution to be able to deconstruct them and use them as they are.

After developing different products for industrial uses such as rail pads to isolate vibration, or rubber bands for bin containers (yes, as glamorous as it sounds), we started studying the possibility of applying our knowledge and experience to a retail product. And a year ago, the idea of TireFlops was born. These 12 months have been pretty intense in terms of testing and coming up with the right balance, but we finally develop a quality product we are proud of.

Now, all we need is financing to start production and get them to you.

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION RISKS:

We want to make sure that each pair of TireSoles we make complies with our quality standards. And that takes time and human resources. But we have already set up our production process and are only pending on funding.

Although we hope to start delivering earlier, we want to give ourselves enough time to deliver our promises, so your TireSoles should be in your hands by May 2015, and on your feet, seconds after that.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RISKS:

Regarding shipping, we have opted to offer TireSoles internationally. To all our backers outside the EU, we thank you for your support and would like to make sure you are aware of potential taxes and fees that will be placed on the shipment due to your country’s customs law.

The £12 international shipping fee does not cover any of these taxes or fees, and is the responsibility of the recipient. Neither GomaVial nor the international shipping carrier receives any amount of the potential fees our international backers may be charged.

We cannot declare the items as gifts as this puts your TireSoles at risk of seizure or confiscation.

If you have any questions concerns regarding this issue, please refer to your country’s resources on Customs and Imports, and contact us here.
We are happy to talk about any of your initial questions and concerns regarding shipping or anything else regarding the project, and invite you to contact us before you back.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR CHECKING OUR PROJECT AND… MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.57

    The TireFlops Believer

    Thank you for your help. We are a step closer to filling out beaches with TireFlops. You will receive an email with a photo of the TireFlops team and will have our eternal gratitude.

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    The TireFlops Maker

    Give it a go!!! We are sending you a pair of tread rectangles (140mm x 350mm) from one of our deconstructed 'End of Life' tires. Make your own barefoot sandals or cement them to your favourite pair of sneakers. Don't panic. Check out the video we have recorded to help you.

    We will upload a video of how to make your own pair of barefoot sandals very shortly.

    Please note that every pair is different, yours could not be as the displayed one.

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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Basic

    Grab yourself a pair of TireFlops in any of the four colors we have selected for you. They come with a black strap. Yes, you are good to go! Any size.

    Shipping:

    No shipping costs if you collect from our premises in San Sebastian (Spain).
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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Early Bird

    We have created a very special reward limited to our first 99 backers. Grab a pair of TireFlops Plus at the price of our TireFlops Basic and save yourself £8 as a sign of gratitude for backing us early. And be the first ones to receive them as these pairs will have priority in our production.

    On top of that, all Early Birds will have a limited Kickstarter serial K00 to K98 on the strap, next to our TireFlops logo.

    Shipping:

    No shipping costs if you collect from our premises in San Sebastian (Spain).

    £8 for EU countries

    £12 for the rest of the world

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    The TireFlops Plus

    You are the boss! There is a wider selection: 8 EVA colors for you to choose. Each color comes with a stylish strap color combination. Any size.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your model, color and size. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Kickstarter Limited Edition

    This is a very special model that we have created to commemorate the launching of our first ever collection. The TireSoles Kickstarter Edition is a pair of TireFlops in green EVA and a black strap.

    This reward is limited to 99 pairs and as our Early Bird one, it will have a limited Kickstarter serial K00 to K98. They come with a TireFlops logo and the Kickstarter one. This campaign will be your only chance to grab this unique pair of TireFlops!

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your size. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £8 for EU countries

    £12 for the rest of the world

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    Pledge £24 or more About $38

    £24 The TireFlops BackerClub reward

    Exclusive to BackerClub members

    Grab yourself 2 pairs of TireFlops Plus for the price of 2 TireFlops Basics, saving £16! There is a wider selection: 8 EVA colors for you to choose. Each color comes with a stylish strap color combination. Any size.

    This exclusive reward will come with a "Special BackerClub" engravement.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your model, color and size. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £8 for EU countries.

    £12 for the rest of the world

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    Pledge £25 or more About $39

    The TireFlops Cat Walker

    The choices keep on coming! Here, we have designed for you 8 color combinations, all of them with a double color EVA layer.

    Options will be:

    1.Noche Noir (black) and Dusk (light purple) colors for the two layer EVA (top layer black, bottom layer light purple) + black strap

    or

    2.White and one of the 7 Plus colors for the two layer EVA (top layer color to choose, bottom layer white) + white strap.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your model, color and size. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £8 for EU countries.
    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge £28 or more About $44

    The TireFlops Couple 1

    Two is better than one. And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

    For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Basic reward. 4 EVA colors to choose from. Black Strap. Any size.

    For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Plus. 8 EVA colors to choose from and their strap combinations. Any size.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your models, colors and sizes. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge £36 or more About $56

    The TireFlops Couple 2

    Two is still better than one. And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

    For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Basic reward. 4 EVA colors to choose from. Black Strap. Any size.

    For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Cat Walker. Any size.
    Shipping:

    No shipping costs if you collect from our premises in San Sebastian (Spain).

    £8 for EU countries.

    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Trio Basic

    Three is better than one and two. And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

    Three TireFlops Basic pairs. Any size.

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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Couple 3

    One more option to pair up! And the good news is that shipping costs are the same as for 1 pair.

    For PAIR 1: Choose from The TireFlops Plus. 8 EVA colors to choose from and their stylish strap combinations we have selected for you. Any size.

    For PAIR 2: Choose from The TireFlops Cat Walker. Any size.

    Shipping:

    £8 for EU countries.

    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    The TireFlops Sharer

    You love them as much as we do and want to share them with your family and friends. Let us get you 4 pairs: pick and mix from our TireFlops Basic, Plus or Cat Walkers. Any size.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your models, colors and sizes. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

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    £12 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge £790 or more About $1,237

    The TireFlops Spreader

    You are a Manager who wants to have a bunch of very happy employees. Or the organiser of your best friend’s Bachelor party. Or simply, a very generous individual who wants to share his/her love for TireFlops with friends and family.

    We will send you a lot of 25 pairs (note: a max. of 10 can be identical in size and color). Pick and mix from all possible combinations of our TireFlops Basic, Plus and Cat Walkers. Send us a picture and we’ll show you how it would look. How about a group picture of all of you?

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your models, colors and sizes. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.
    Shipping: included for anywhere in the world

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,827

    The TireFlops Daddy

    A massive thank you. You want to become a TireFlops Distributor in your area/region. Let us get you started with a whopping 250 pairs (note: a max. of 10 can be identical in size and color).

    Pick and mix from all possible combinations of our TireFlops Basic, Plus or Cat Walkers. Send us a picture or a logo and we will show you how it would look.

    Before you back, please get in touch with us,so we can inform you in more detail.

    Soon after the campaign is finished, we will send a survey for you to choose your models, colors and sizes. Please return it back to us a we will start processing your requests.

    Shipping: included for anywhere in the world

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