News, Information, Blog, Updates | Rainbow Sandals

  • Repair • Reuse • Recycle


    FlipFlopsforHisFeet began in 2012, when 5-year-old, Easton Burdette, saw a need and wanted to help. After seeing a photo from his grandfather's recent mission trip of a little girl with no shoes, Easton came home and asked if he could send that little girl his favorite pair of shoes - his flip flops. “Of course, we agreed and began to ask family and friends if they had any flip flops that we could send as well” says Easton’s mother, Emilee. Easton began to use his allowance, birthday money, and any change that he could find to buy flip-flops.

    “I'll never forget the look on his face nor the store clerk's when Easton pushed a buggy of flip flops up to the register and then handed over his big bag of change. He was so excited to get to help others and he still is!”

    Since 2012, 3,300 pairs of flip flops have been sent to impoverished villages in Guatemala, Peru, and Liberia.  Easton's passion for giving to and helping others inspired and motivated the Burdette family to found a non profit humanitarian aid organization this past year called The Walk A Mile Project. The Walk A Mile Project will be taking a mission team to Panajachel, Guatemala this June. They will be building homes for the homeless, feeding villages by providing families with a month's supply of beans, rice, oil, protein mix, etc., and of course- giving out flip flops and shoes to those in need! 

    For more info on The Walk a Mile go HERE

    by Pat Huber | May 26, 2016
  • Photo Contest | Free GiveAway

    #MileagePlus Free Giveaway
    Take a photo of your high mileage Rainbow® Sandals.
    Post & tag that photo with the caption #MileagePlus @RainbowSandals.
    The top 3 winners will win 2 pairs of Rainbow® Sandals.
    Winners will be announced Monday, March 14.

    by Pat Huber | Mar 07, 2016
  • Happy Kids Fund


    Natalie Chase recently teamed up with Happy Kids Fund and delivered 150 pairs of recycled Rainbow® Sandals to the orphaned and underpriveleged children in Gbi-Wegbe, Ghana. Thank you everyone who gave back your old Rainbows to our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program and helped us help others.

    Originally started as a school in 1995, Elizabeth Gbone created Happy Kids as a response to the wide array of orphans and underprivileged children in rural area of Gbi-Wegbe, Ghana. Elizabeth began teaching vulnerable children under the trees. Happy Kids steadily grew to supporting over 100 children, but Elizabeth struggled to care and feed for them without proper infrastructure or resources.

    In 2010, Happy Kids partnered with an American named Kelsey Finnegan to expand on Happy Kids infrastructure and implement empowering and income generating projects. Happy Kids Foundation was formally registered as a local NGO in Ghana, and has since made incredible progress.

    Today, Happy Kids educates and feeds 200 children on a daily basis, and houses 50 vulnerable children and orphans. Happy Kids Foundation’s focus is on empowering the local community and children to learn income generating skills that can sustain their lives, while also sustaining the school and orphanage.

    Learn more at

    by Bentley | Feb 09, 2016
  • El Sargento, BCS

    It was great being able to help raise money for the schools in El Sargento, BCS at La Ventana Classic. We'd like to thank you all who donate back your old Rainbow Sandals to help others. For more info on La Ventana Classic go to
    by Bentley | Jan 30, 2016
  • La Ventana Classic

    We recently gave the sandals you returned to us through our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to La Ventana Classic kiteboarding event where they were sold to raise money in support of the schools in El Sargento, BCS.

    Thank you once again for helping us help others.

     Learn more about La Ventana Classic HERE

    by Bentley | Jan 21, 2016
  • Feed the Need

    Rainbow® Sandals', Ryan Yurek, pairs and organizes sandals YOU guys gave to us through our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program This batch is going to Feed the Need. Feed the Need distributes food donated by local grocers to approximately 100 needy families every Sunday morning in the Southern California area. 

    For more information on Feed the Need click HERE
    For more information about our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program click HERE
    by Bentley | Dec 15, 2015
  • December Shipping Schedule

    by Pat Huber | Dec 02, 2015
  • Cyber Sale

    Rainbow® Sandals Cyber Sale:

    ***Receive a Free Keychain with every order on Cyber Monday, November 30th.***

    We will be randomly picking colors for each keychain in these 4 colors:
    Sierra Brown, Expresso, Bamboo and Sand

    Also, be sure to check our Sale Items page for Rainbow® Sandals clearance items. Shop for our sale items HERE 

    Thank You for Shopping with Rainbow® Sandals!

    by Bentley | Nov 25, 2015
  • Parking Lot Sale

    The Parking Lot Sale will be on Black Friday (11/27). However, we will have Sale items up to 50% off throughout the entire weekend (11/28 - 11/29).

    Store Hours:
    Friday 11/27 • 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 11/28 • 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday 11/29 • 10:00am - 3:00pm


    Please do not park in The Nutrition Zone (all vehicles will be towed at owners expense) 
    Rainbow Sale @ Factory Outlet


    by Bentley | Nov 20, 2015
  • Fight 4 a Cure

    by Bentley | Oct 02, 2015
  • Project Fiji

    We would like to thank The Dream Machine Foundation for taking the Rainbow Sandals you guys have returned to the Rainbow ‪#‎Give‬ Box to give to the children in the remote areas of Fiji. If you bring your old Rainbow Sandals back to our factory outlet in San Clemente we will give you 10% off a new pair and make sure your old ‪#‎Rainbows‬ end up on the feet of someone in need instead of ending up in a landfill. ‪#‎RepairReuseRecycle‬

    Learn more about our Repair Reuse Recycle program

    by Bentley | Sep 28, 2015
  • Care Point

    Featured here is AJ Kruse. AJ leaves tomorrow to distribute ‪#‎RainbowSandals‬ to orphaned children in Swaziland, South Africa. Along with brand new pairs, AJ wil be taking 200 pairs of the sandals you returned to us at our factory outlet in San Clemente. If you bring your old Rainbow Sandals back to our factory outlet in San Clemente we will give you 10% off a new pair. Go to our website at to find more information about our ‪#‎RepairReuseRecycle‬ program.  ‪#‎MileagePlus‬
    by Bentley | Jul 15, 2015
  • Urban Surf 4 Kids

    The recent Rainbow® Sandals you guys have given back have gone to help the orphans in Tijuana at a program called "Nino's de la Promesa" via Urban Surf 4 Kids. 

    Rainbow® Sandals Ambassador Charles “Chaka” Webb has been working with Wesley Stewart founder of Urban Surf 4 Kids. For the last two years, these two individuals have found great ways to team up giving back to the community and changing lives in doing so. Urban Surf 4 Kids is a non-profit outreach organization that works with foster youth and orphaned children. Using water sports as a catalyst, Urban Surf 4 Kids teaches the disciplines of surfing and stand up paddle boarding through fun events and activities also teaching the kids how to give back to their communities and neighborhoods through local service projects. Urban Surf 4 kids has had a huge impact on all that have been involved, the staff members, volunteers, and the foster youth have all been a part of life changing events.

    Discover more about Urban Surf 4 Kids here:

    by Bentley | Jun 18, 2015
  • Helping The Philippines

    Your Rainbow® Sandals you all gave back at our factory outlet in San Clemente have recently been given to Michael Koontz from South Shores Church. Michael's daughter, Bryana, along with Patrick and Shari Bailey missionaries will be giving these to the Filipino villages near Davao, Mindanao, and Dumaguete.--All areas turmoiled by Typhoon Haiyan and the recent fire in Manila. We'd like to thank everyone for giving back your favored and retired Rainbow® Sandals to order to help others.  

    If you bring back your Rainbow® Sandals to our factory outlet in San Clemente we will give you 10% off a new pair. 

    For more info go click here:
    by Bentley | Jun 04, 2015
  • Club Dust

    We here at Rainbow try give back to the community in many different and impactful ways. We don't limit giving to our local community but we give to any community that truly needs help. Enter "Club Dust" an organization that services the needs of the homeless in Tijuana and Tecate Mexico. Club Dust builds everything from homes, bunk beds and even vegetable gardens for these needy families. We have teamed up with Club Dust by recently giving them 150 pairs of sandals and will continue to give them 50 more pairs per month each time they go down. #HelpusHelpOthers: Instead of throwing away your old Rainbow Sandals, bring them back to our factory outlet in San Clemente and receive 10% off a new pair. We will clean up and repair (if needed) your old sandals and donate them to organizations like Club Dust. #RepairReuseRecycle#MileagePlus

    For more information about Club Dust go to
    by Chaka Webb | Apr 27, 2015
  • Take a Tour

    Our founder and boss, Jay "Sparky" Longley, giving the students of Cal State Fullerton a tour of how Rainbow Sandals are made at our San Clemente factory outlet. Unlike most sandals and shoes on the market, our original Rainbow Sandals are not made from a mold. The bottom sole components are cut from sheets of the highest quality materials, the straps are cut and sewn, and then all components are glued together with glue that we make. The finishing touch is to sand the edges giving the sandal a clean look. This process of making Rainbow Sandals is why they feel so good and last so long.
    by Bentley | Mar 19, 2015
  • Paying it Forward

    Today we assisted the Showers of Blessings in feeding, clothing, and showering the homeless in Santa Ana. In addition to distributing the sandals you guys have return to us via our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program we gave out tents and sleeping bags for those that sleep on the streets. 

    Pictured Above Left: Gary is hearing impared that lost his job and is trying to get back on his feet looking for work in real estate. He has one of the most positive outlooks on life and we believe he'll get back to where he needs to be soon.

    Pictured Above Right: Our CEO and founder, Jay "Sparky" Longley is speaking with Tami. Tami has been offered residence at Orange County Rescue who house, train, feed and clothe the homeless and directly work with them to get them back on track. Tami has refused the help for the past 18 months because her best friend is in a Hospice that she spends time and visits daily. Because Orange County Rescue's main goal and focus is to get the homeless back on track, they do not allow residents to leave and come back for leisure activities on their own desire and time. Therefore, Tami has decided to tough it out sleeping on the streets so she can visit her loved and only friend. 

    If you would like more info or would like to volunteer your services with Orange County Rescue, click the link here:

    by Patty | Feb 28, 2015
  • Orange County Rescue

    The sandals we received from you this past week in our "Give Rainbows" box at our factory outlet were donated to Orange County Rescue.. Orange County Rescue's Mission is to feed, clothe, shelter, heal and empower those less fortunate who need a second chance at life. If your worn Rainbow® Sandals still have life in them, please bring them to our factory outlet in San Clemente and we will give you 10% off a new pair and make sure they are given to someone who can use them. #RepairReuseRecycle #MileagePlus

    For more information about Orange County Rescue go to
    by Bentley | Feb 15, 2015
  • Family Day of Joy

    We would like to thank La Iglesia en El Camino, Showers of Blessing, and the Children's Hunger Fund for hosting a great event and allowing us to be a part of the Family Day of Joy.

    Family Day of Joy was an event that fed, clothed, offered medical screenings, showers, personal hygiene, etc. for underprivileged youth under 12 years-old and under in the Los Angeles area.  The sandals that you guys returned back to us were able to find a new home on the feet of these kids.

    Please don't throw away your old Rainbow Sandals.  Bring them back to our factory outlet to receive 10% off a new pair and we will give them to a charity of the week.

    Repair • Reuse • Recycle

    by Don | Dec 22, 2014
  • Family Day of Joy

    We're taking the sandals you guys have returned back to us and distributing them to homeless children this Saturday, December 20th for the Family Day of Joy.

    Bring your worn Rainbow Sandals back to our factory outlet and receive 10% off a new pair. Your old sandals will be redistributed every week to a charity that helps the homeless, orphaned and victims of natural disaster.  Repair • Reuse • Recycle

    by Pat Huber | Dec 19, 2014