Rubber Soul

Hari Mari Flip-Flops

Amy Adams
August 12, 2013

Unintentionally translucent gift wrap, third-tier magazine subscriptions, jumbo-sized candy bars — all items of dubious worth I’ve purchased in the name of a commendable cause. Dallasites and husband-and-wife team Lila and Jeremy Stewart, however, ensure the accrual of good karma without forfeiting style or quality. Their Hari Mari flip-flops have gained serious traction in terms of philanthropy and national distribution since last year’s launch. Every $60 pair sold results in $3 given to support kids battling cancer, but that’s not the only thing making fans flip out. Hemp footbeds with actual arch support, memory foam-lined toe posts, and sturdy nylon straps in contrasting color combos reminiscent of a Peter Max poster let you walk proud; the Stewarts’ insistence on using recyclable rubber means you don’t have to compromise your eco-ethos, either. This month, the couple introduces a whole new spectrum of hues — including neon green, shell pink and electric blue — sure to put spring in your step. At Luke’s Locker, Original Octane, St. Bernard Sports;