(AD) Looking for the sustainable gift that your loved ones will actually use? You gotta grab a few pairs of REEF comfort shoes. I just got 2 pairs for myself and a pair for each of my kids. We are LOVING the boho chic beach vibes.
REEF is a rad company started by brothers in 1984 who just wanted to share their love of beach culture with the world. Their styles still represent fun and freedom while making you feel comfortable and relaxed in all their products. I chose to try out their new styles because I heard they have some new gorgeous sling backs that were eco-friendly. I had to check out this earth loving company!
If you research a little bit you will find out that REEF actually took a pledge to love the earth more, especially its beaches. This is a direct quote from REEF:
“Reef pledged to focus our efforts towards plastic pollution policy initiatives by founding the Surfrider x Reef “Better Beach Alliance.” Through this program, we promote and collect data from beach cleanups nationally to inform and ultimately influence environmental legislation at the local, statewide and national level.
In addition, we partnered with Urban Surf 4 kids to introduce 650 foster and at-risk kids to the positive benefits and healing properties of the ocean and beach.”
How Eco-Friendly is the REEF company?
What are these shoes made of? Eco-friendly can be a super vague term, kinda like the word “healthy”. So let’s break it down! My new REEF escape sling backs are 100% PVC free with eco-one enhanced biodegradability. Eco-one is an organic additive that enhances biogradation. It potentially shortens the time span that the sandal would occupy a landfill space one day. I highly suggest you hand down or donate your shoes before ever considering throwing them away.
My kiddos new sandal straps are 100% RPET derived from post-consumer plastic.
Are your Reef shoes Comfortable?
Next important question after “what are they made of” is “are they comfortable?”. Yes! Let’s discuss each pair of shoes in our family.
I actually gave away my other name brand jogging sneakers after using these for 2 weeks! I got the Women’s Cruiser in Wine color, size 7. It was true to size, I’m usually a 7. These trainers / sneakers have bounce back comfort and endless energy return!
I also got the REEF Escape Sling in Nude color, in size 7. OMG, I’m so in love with these. They are very comfortable and totally surfer-style. I’m not even lying when I say these are my favorite shoes. I will wear them anywhere and everywhere that I can.
When I yell (gently urge with passion) for my kids to get their shoes on in the morning, they keep chosing their REEF sandals – so that’s a big indicator of comfort. Kids at this age (4 & 6) aren’t looking for style, they just want something comfy! They found it with these new Little Ahi convertible sandals. I asked them why they love these sandals so much and Walter replied, “Because they make me bounce-ier!”
Daisy my daughter is wearing the “sandy toes color” and Walter is wearing the “brown olive color”, both are size 11/12.
The minimalist momma inside of me is so happy that they are the same size right now! They can swap and share!
Ok, I’m Convinced, where can I buy REEF shoes for everybody?
Just a reminder, these are the REEF shoes I have featured in this article:
1. REEF ESCAPE SLING (nude color) in szie 7
2. WOMEN’S CRUISER (wine color) in size 7
3. LITTLE AHI CONVERTIBLE GIRLS (sandy toes color) in size 11/12
4. LITTLE AHI CONVERTIBLE BOYS (brown olive color) in size 11/12
If you want more bounce back comfort and relaxed beach style in your wardrobe go to https://www.reef.com. If you want to give a gift your friends and family will ACTUALLY love, you gotta grab a pair of REEFS. Go to https://www.reef.com and browse all the new arrivals and classics. I know you’ll find something for everyone on your list and maybe a special pair for yourself!