REEF, the casual flip-flop company adored by bros everywhere, is upping their footwear game with the Paipo, a $150 sandal made of wood and full-grain leather that REEF describes as their “most upscale offering ever.”
REEF constructed the sandal’s upper with a quality full-grain leather strap made in eco-friendly tanneries, as well as a comfortable seamless, stitch-free leather inner.
The footbed is injected with the brand’s bio-based EVA, which is derived from sustainable sugar cane. “Its 51 percent bio content makes it carbon neutral and is considered a greenhouse gas reduced product,” REEF said in a press release announcing the release. For a more refined aesthetic, there is laser etching on the heel and a metal brand insignia.
“Our goal from the start was to integrate a functional wood component that would meet the highest standard of quality, durability, and finishing…but like a piece of furniture would become even more beautiful with age,” said Paul LaBarbera, Senior Director of Footwear Design at REEF, in a statement announcing the new sandal.