Own Your Own Flip Flop Shops®!
Free Your Toes!®
Live, work and play with your toes exposed® and the freedom of flip flops on your feet.
Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear from big names such as as Reef, Cobian, Sanuk, OluKai, Havaianas, Quiksilver and Roxy. Its mission is to help people “Free Their Toes®” and embrace the relaxing benefits of flip flops and casual footwear for a healthier, low stress lifestyle. In addition to being an Environmentally Responsible Retailer™, the company supports the American Heart Association through various efforts, including national participation in the Life Is Why™ June retail campaign.
The company began franchising in 2008 and now operates shops globally throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, and the Middle East. The executive team boasts more than 50 years of experience building and growing some of the world’s fastest-growing franchise concepts, category leaders and some of the world’s most well-known brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nike and OfficeZilla. Flip Flop Shops has been awarded the International Council of Shopping Centers' prestigious "Hot Retailer Award," and ranked for the fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
We love the water and everything about it. Whether it’s surfing at Rincon with friends, or standing at the water’s edge in Tofino while the waves pull the sand out from under our feet and back to the sea…we love it. We ride powder in Canada, bike the backcountry of New Zealand and raft down the Colorado. We love adventure and traveling. We keep up on the latest fashion trends and make up our own. We sometimes go to bed with salty skin and the smell of the ocean after a day of surfing. We take care of our environment and help out our favorite charities. We love music and singing along with our favorite songs.
Our flip flops are an extension of who we are and what we stand for. We live, work and play with our toes exposed while wearing the freedom of flip flops on our feet.
We want you to Flip, not Flop!
We are with you every step (no pun intended) of the way.
Support Makes All The Difference.
We provide a franchise support system designed to support all of your business needs. Flip Flop Shops is committed to providing a superior level of service to our franchisees.
With over 50 years of franchise experience, we have taken the best practices and applied them to Flip Flop Shops. More importantly, we have eliminated common mistakes made by most franchise systems. Flip Flop Shops provides a wide variety of comprehensive resources to help you achieve your professional goals. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Branded Business Plan Template
- Site Selection & Real Estate Expertise
- In-house Design & Construction Consultation
- Flip Flop University
- Comprehensive Operations Manual
- New shop Opening Plan
- Local Shop Marketing Toolkit
- PR & National Brand Building Efforts
- Sell-Through Analysis
- Seasonal Pre-Book Support
- Inventory Turn Analysis
- Open-to-Buy Plan
- Vendor Relations & Buying Program
- Field Support
- Genuine Passion to See You Succeed
Flip Flop Shops is looking to grow with the right franchisees that embody the Free Your Toes lifestyle.
- The company seeks single- and multi-unit franchisees that exude the lifestyle tenets and casual nature that are affiliated with this liberating footwear style.
- Flip Flop Shops has a mellow and free-spirit nature, and they look to award franchises to people who reflect their brand personality.
- Potential franchisees must share a passion for the flip flops way of life, possess an exposed-toes attitude, good sense of humor and solid business acumen.