In celebration and honor of Earth Day, Feelgoodz has announced the launch of a new collection of flip-flops called “Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz," an exclusive collection designed in collaboration with renowned musician Jack Johnson with all proceeds benefiting the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
The collection will consist of one men’s style and one women’s, which were selected by Jack Johnson and his wife, Kim, because they are their favorite styles, with colors and designs complementing Jack Johnson’s latest album, From Here to Now to You. Johnson is a regular wearer of Feelgoodz and says that he loves the brand’s dedication to using natural materials.
All of the proceeds from the “Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz” collection will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson which supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii, Johnson’s home state.
“A big mahalo to Feelgoodz for making my favorite pair of slippers and helping us support environmental education,” said Johnson. “We couldn't be more excited about our new partnership with Jack and his team,” added Feelgoodz Founder Kyle Berner, “Our collaboration happened organically and authentically and it embodies the perfect balance of both of our cultures, values, and philanthropies, and we're doing it all through an amazingly comfortable flip-flop collection."
The Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz Collection is available in late spring for purchase on the Feelgoodz website, Jack Johnson’s website, as well as on Jack Johnson’s North American tour.
There are two releases in the collection: for the men there is Kinderz: a flip-flop, or “slipper” as they call them in Hawaii, that is Jack Johnson's favorite style and the ones he personally wears. Made of natural products including a veggie-tanned leather upper with natural Vietnamese rubber midsole and outsole. The colors selected are a throwback to the original release of this style; it is comfortable, soft, has arch support and the footbed is molded to a podiatrist's specifications. Available for men in Sizes: 9-10, 10-11.5, 11.5-13, with an MSRP of $49.99.
For ladies there is Slimz, a style worn by Kim Johnson, Jack's wife, and which worked with Jack’s From Here to Now to You album artist to provide Feelgoodz with the artwork to screenprint on the footbed. This all-natural flip-flop is made of 5L, the highest quality, Thai rubber and natural dyes. It’s designed to mold to the foot, providing custom arch and heel support. Available for women in sizes: 5-7, 7-9, 9-10, 10-11, with an MSRP of $24.99.
Feelgoodz was founded by Kyle Berner while backpacking through Thailand. After the flip-flops he was wearing one night broke, he began his search for a new pair. He came across a pair hanging from an interesting display and found them to be the most comfortable pair of shoes he had ever worn. Made from natural rubber, the flip-flops proved to be both comfortable and sustainable. The idea of producing these particular shoes drove him to create Feelgoodz in New Orleans in 2008. In 2012, the company relocated to Raleigh, NC where Feelgoodz continues to support farmers and artisan cooperatives around the world.