As summer begins to rear its head, it's important that style mavens begin stocking up on the season's essentials: breezy tops, chic sunglasses, and a great pair of sandals. Adorned with crystal embellishments and made from the finest materials, Justin's eye-catching flip-flops make for a great wardrobe staple. Recently, we caught up with M&F Western Products' Ken Paxton -- the man behind Justin's "blingy" creations.
"Crystal embellishments have become a mainstay in the industry. They are featured on everything from accessories and apparel, and now footwear," Paxton said. "One of the more popular ladies footwear categories are flip-flops. So, we felt marrying hot selling crystal embellishments with flip-flop styling was a natural fit in the marketplace for us."
Indeed, one of our most popular Justin shoe styles is the 'Suzi.' The sandal features crocodile print straps accented with funky rhinestones, brads and jeweled crosses. Since it comes in two practical color ways like chocolate and black, the sandals will spruce up any look without overpowering your outfit. The 'Suzi' and the rest of the cool flip-flop styles retail for $50-85.
Also, for the budget fashionista, Justin introduces a more traditional flip-flop style this season that gives the consumer the Justin look but with an affordable price tag retailing for $25-40.
In addition to coming in practically every cool fabric/embellishment combination that one can imagine, Justin flip-flops also come in varying heel heights: ranging from 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches. But regardless of how bold your wedge is, all the sandals will bring you comfort and easy-walking.
"By lining the sandals with very soft and comfortable materials, we hide each leg of nail heads and ornament screw posts," Paxton said. "This enables the consumer to feel the soft sateen material on their foot and not the back of a screw or other hardware used in ornamenting the upper." Furthermore, all Justin sandals come with moisture management. So when those heat waves make their presence known, your feet will remain cool, calm, and collected.
The Justin flip-flop collection can be found at major western retailers and Zappos.com. For a complete list of retailers, visit www.justinboots.com.