Artificial Grass Flip Flops Are Now A Thing

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Are you one of those nature lovers who longs to have your bare feet immersed in fresh green grass? Do you enjoy tiptoeing through the grass without wearing socks or shoes? Well, now you can, sort of. An Australian company called KUSA makes artificial grass flip flops to simulate the feeling of walking barefoot on top of green grass. They advertise the idea that you can walk on grass, anywhere, anytime. But a real big concern immediately rose to my mind the instant I laid eyes of the novelty eco shoes: is the fake grass actually comfortable to stand on? Is it itchy? It looks like it might be uncomfortable because it's not real grass.

Luckily, we have YouTube to answer questions like these. A quick search there resulted in an honest product review that touched on this exact concern. Check out the product review from a brand new buyer of the KUSA flip flops:

The verdict: no, the KUSA flip flops are not uncomfortable. In fact, from this review it appears that the fake grass flip flops are indeed comfortable. The reviewer points out another reality: the flip flops are quite a conversation piece. Imagine going to a club with those eco footwear on. You'd probably experience a new level of social interaction that you could only dream of getting if you had been wearing normal shoes.

KUSA grass flip flops come in come in a variety of sizes and styles for both men, women and children. Check out the different color schemes:

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KUSA is a small family company based on the Central New South Wales Coast, Australia. They launched the grass flip flops in 2011 and have seen international success with their novelty eco shoes.

The artificial grass material is made from a material called Syn-Turf. According to the website, the grass may flatten over time and may need to be fluffed up occasionally.

KUSA flip flops certainly provide the wearer with some clear advantages over normal thong sandals. If you decide to take the plunge and get them, look forward to harnessing the great outdoors without having to actually go anywhere. Also you could easily become the new fun, approachable person with whom everyone wants to talk. Also, you will just feel that carefree, easy going sensation every time you slip them onto your feet. Lastly, you will show your dedication to the concept of novelty and living a fun life.

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Leah Stephens writes under the pseudonym, Stellabelle. She is an artist/researcher who writes books and you can connect with her here.