Once the King, always the King, as the endless desire for Elvis flip flops clearly proves. The legendary singer left an indelible mark on the music industry and, to some extent, even the film world, but his effect on fashionable footwear is something that has only recently come to light!
The Elvis Industry
We can thank the Internet for this particular influence. While t-shirts, collectible records and ticket stubs may once have been enough to please ardent (though perhaps not die-hard) fans, today such minimal paraphernalia would barely pass muster. That's because music fans in general now have an entire world of merchandise at their fingertips. Today, such items bearing Elvis Presley's name and appearance exist that past generations probably couldn't have even imagined. Among them are pool cues, cotton ball holders, mirrors and even footwear.
Though not exactly turning out heels, athletic shoes and boots every season, it's safe to say that an Elvis footwear company does exist. Though not its own separate entity, it's a department in the large and extremely diverse Shop Elvis store. Styles vary from time to time, but the one thing they all have in common is, of course, the connection to Elvis's rich history.
There's nothing like throwing on a pair of shorts, a tank top and slipping into a pair of comfortable flip flops for a relaxed day lazing around town or the house. During the summer, it's the casual uniform of choice for millions of people all over the world. An easy way to stand out from the crowd just a bit may well be to sport a pair of Elvis flip flops!
It should come as no surprise that this shoe style exists, although the selection is not especially vast. Available for both men and women, the shoe made its debut at the Shop Elvis store in mid-summer.
That's great timing, especially if you're packing for a trip to the beach and want something that will really capture some attention. These Elvis Blue Hawaii Flip Flops will undoubtedly do the trick! Boasting sturdy EVA and rubber soles and straps embellished with Elvis's name and signature crown, these flip flops pay homage in a decadent fashion.
It doesn't stop there, though. The foot beds are emblazoned with colorful graphics from Jailhouse Rock, including the King himself and the film's title. The shoes are available for men in sizes 7 through 13, and for women in sizes 6 through 10. Choose between brown and white - each sports a different print on the foot bed.
Where to Purchase Elvis Flip Flops
In addition to the Shop Elvis store, you may be able to find other styles of flip flops at the following online locations:
- eBay: As always, eBay is a gold mine of affordable Elvis products. A quick search from time to time may reveal a few different styles of flip flops bearing the King's likeness.
- Lighter Side: As of this article's publication date, no flip flops were available, but the company has sold some unique styles in the past. Check back from time to time and you may score a pair of flip flops that leave an imprint of Elvis in the sand - how's that for unusual?