Fashion / Shopping

Cole Hamels Becomes the Face of Fancy Flip-Flops

A New Take on Baseball Shoes

BY Josie Washburn and India Pougher // 03.29.17

Sure to be a home run this spring is a new collab between Dallas-based flip-flop brand Hari Mari and luxury baseball glove retailer Nokona, which was founded in Texas in 1934.

Launching this week, the limited-edition men’s flip-flop comes in three classic baseball glove leather colors: Chocolate (dark brown), Sandstone (honey), and Generation (tan), and fittingly features Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels as the face of the collection.

Hari Mari x Nokona’s Sandstone sandal

At $110 per pair, the sandals marry the signature comfort of Hari Mari’s memory foam toe with the rich leather of Nokona’s high-end baseball gloves, which are always individually cut, stitched, stamped, laced, and embroidered.

Jeremy and Lila Stewart founded Hari Mari in 2012 following a trip to Indonesia, where they fell in love with helping children. After learning pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among U.S. kids, they decided to commit one percent of all Hari Mari sales to children battling cancer. Hamels is also donating a portion of the proceeds from his new spokesperson role to his own philanthropy, The Hamels Foundation, which helps fund educational programs for children in the U.S. and Africa.

“We’re ecstatic to fuse Nokona’s American top-grain leather with our great flip-flop, making what we feel is the softest leather flip-flop ever,” Jeremy Stewart says. “A perfect footwear complement for taking in a game at the ballpark this spring.”

Hari Mari, 208 S. Haskell Ave., 214.637.2700.

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