If I could wear them every day, I probably would: flip flops. Why? Because they make me happy. Flip flop sandals speak volumes about sunshine, warm weather, the beach, and relaxation. But if they’re made from materials that are not Earth-friendly – like plastic, certain types of foam, suede, or leather – it takes away from their feel-good vibe.

Today, there is no reason to buy flip flips that are made from animal skin or unsustainable materials because there are so many better alternatives available. So if you’re getting ready for summer, look no further! UniGuide has you covered with the coolest new eco-friendly and vegan flip flops on the market!

Recycled Flip Flops by LandfillDzine®

LandfillDzine makes a variety of products for men, women, and kids that are made from recycled materials, including belts, shoes, and bags. Created by husband and wife team, Josh and Heather Carpenter, LandfillDzine was born from The Carpenters’ recycling center, A&J Industrial, which served the agricultural industry. Bonafide recycling fanatics, The Carpenters have the creative ingenuity to see potential where others just see trash.

1. Eco-Friendly, Recycled Criss-Cross Flip Flops – Made from Upcycled Irrigation Hoses and Cotton

The straps on these recycled flip flops are made from cotton and recycled irrigation hoses. And you can’t beat the price – a total steal!

  • Recycled PVC and rubber sole
  • Materials sourced in California
  • Price: $8.99

2. Recycled Men’s Flip Flops by LandfillDzine

These flip flops comes in blue and green, with straps also made from cotton and upcycled irrigation hoses. And like the women’s criss cross sandals, you can’t beat the price!

  • Recycled PVC and rubber sole
  • Materials sourced in California
  • Price: $14.99

3. Women’s Upcycled Bumpy Wedge Flip Flops

Another great style from LandfillDzone, these bumpy wedge sandals were described by one customer as “super comfy!”

  • Recycled PVC and rubber sole
  • Materials sourced in California
  • Price: $12.99

4. Men’s Vegan Faux Leather Flip Flops by Indosole


Indosole is a certified B Corporation, which means it’s a for-profit company that meets rigorous standards in social and environmental accountability and transparency. Indosole is helping to solve a significant environmental problem caused by billions of discarded tires that pollute riverways and other natural habitats by recycling the used tires and turning them into cool footwear.

  • Vegan faux suede footbed and strap
  • Sole made from recycled tire waste
  • 100% handmade

Price: $33.57

5. Women’s Recycled Bicycle Innertube Sandals by Indosole

  • Re-purposed bicycle tire innertube sole and straps
  • Totally vegan
  • Totally handmade

Price: $30.00

Hemp Flip Flops by Nirvana 8

If you’ve read other posts on UniGuide, you know I’m a huge fan of hemp because it’s a super versatile and sustainable natural material that can be grown easily without pesticides. Plus, it breaks in as comfortably as a pair of blue jeans. Here are some sweet hemp sandals by Nirvan 8.

6. Hemp Sandals with Rainbow Criss Cross

Price: $24.99

7. Pure Hemp Bohemain Flip Flops

Price: $27.99

I had to throw these in – how cool are these Bohemian Himalayan hemp slippers?

8. Women’s Hemp and Recycled Polyester Flip Flops with Cork Footbed by SOLE

These eco-friendly and vegan sandals by SOLE have a padded cork footbed. Like hemp, cork is another ideal sustainable material because cork forests are home to endangered species and when the cork is harvested, it doesn’t harm the tree, and it actually increases the tree’s capacity to absorb CO2 from the environment. And it gets better! These cute sandals have recycled polyester and hemp straps.

  • Recycled polyester and hemp uppers
  • Cork-wrapped footbed
  • Vegan

Price: $50.00 – $89.99

9. Men’s Vegan Flip Flops with Cork Footbed by SOLE

The men’s version of this sandal also boasts a contoured cork footbed.

  • Cork footbed
  • 100% vegan

Price: $39.48 – $80.00

10. Recycled Newspaper and Magazine Flip Flops by Makara Me

I could not have dreamed up these sandals by Makara Me with their footbed made of recycled newspapers and magazines. They are handmade and topped off with a coconut shell button to complete the look.

Price: $22.37

11. Flip Flops Made from Recyled Yoga Mats by Aurorae

What happens to all those old yoga mats when they’ve absorbed so much sweat from your Bikram class that you feel gross every time you do a head stand? Ideally, they will be reincarnated into a cool pair of sandals that you’ll feel blissful about wearing!

  • Recycled yoga mat footbed
  • Vegan faux leather straps

Price: $12.99 – $19.95

12. Cotton and Jute Men’s Vineyard Flip Flops by Sanuk


The totally relaxed look – cool, frayed, and natural fibers. These flip flops by Sanuk come in brown, off-white, and black.

  • 50% jute and 50% cotton
  • Rubber sole

Price: $18.00 – $55.00

13. Women’s Yoga Joy Sandals by Sanuk

Here are more eco-friendly flip flops by Sanuk that come in too many color variations to choose from.

  • Recycled yoga mat cushioned footbed
  • Tropical prints, metallic vegan faux leather, and more

Price: $14.96 – $49.95

14. Men’s Recycled Rubber Innertube and Recycled PVC Plastic Flip Flops by Tuita USA

Here’s another cool flip flop that’s making great use of used tires and plastic.

  • Made from recycled tires and recycled PVC plastic
  • Comes in a variety of bright colors
  • Vegan
  • Chemical-free
  • Fair trade and no child labor

Price: $9.90

Now go forth in yonder flip flops and love thyself, thy neighbors, animals, and the Earth!

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