News, Information, Blog, Updates | Rainbow Sandals

  • 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
  • 70 Pairs Donated to Showers of Blessings

    Last week we you guys helped us collect 70 pairs of sandals in our “Give Rainbows” Box that we gave to Showers of Blessings who will distribute them to the homeless this Saturday, December 13th, at the Civic Center in Santa Ana.

    Armando Olvera and The Showers of Blessings have made the effort to feed, cloth, and, most recently now, shower the homeless every Saturday morning in Santa Ana for 5 years. It started out only a few people bringing food and clothing and now there are more than 30 people that show up every week to help. Most recently we helped Armando obtain his dream of building a trailer that can facilitate hot showers. Over 90 homeless are taking hot showers every Saturday.

    We want to help you help others.  If you’re finished with your old Rainbows and they are still wearable, bring them back to our factory outlet and receive 10% OFF a new pair. Even if they are broken, not under warranty, and you believe there is still life left in them, bring them back so we can give you a discount on a new pair, fix them, and then give them to some needy feet.

    For more info about Repair • Reuse • Recycle click HERE

    by Carla Troupe | Dec 09, 2014
  • Give Rainbows and Receive 10% OFF

    If you're finished with your old Rainbows and they are still wearable bring them back to our factory outlet and get 10% OFF a new pair. Even if they are broken, not under warranty, and you believe there is still life left in them, bring them back so we can give you a discount on a new pair, fix them, and then give them to some needy feet.  

    We just put our our "Give Rainbows" box two days ago at our factory outlet and have already collected 20 pairs that will go to Orange County Rescue who help feed, cloth, educate and guide the homeless of Orange County.  

    Rainbow Sandals' goal has always been to make a quality product that will not end up as landfill. Our layered construction allows us to repair where needed and instead of throwing them away, we will donate these to protect the feet of the homeless, orphaned, and victims of natural disasters.

    by Pat Huber | Nov 26, 2014
  • Rainbow® Sandals Donates 400 pairs to help the people of Cabo San Lucas

    We recently donated 400 pairs to the International Community Foundation (IFC) to help the victims of Hurricane Odile in Cabo San Lucas.  Hurricane Odile was a category 5 hurricane that directly hit San Jose del Cabo leaving many locals homeless and walking barefoot in the street. The IFC recently went into the underdeveloped and invaded areas of Cabo and distributed basic living necessity packages and sandals directly to over 200 people affected from Hurricane Odile. 

    Established in 1990, International Community Foundation is a public charity working to foster lasting philanthropy to benefit under-served communities in Mexico and Latin America. With over 70% of International Community Foundation's recent grantmaking benefiting charitable causes along the Baja California peninsula, International Community Foundation is committed to assisting US donors with charitable giving needs internationally. 

    For more information about IFC go to their website here:

    by Pat Huber | Nov 14, 2014
  • 2014 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle

    by Pat Huber | Sep 26, 2014
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Charge your car for free at our factory outlet in San Clemente.  We recently installed EV charging stations so you can charge your car while shopping at our factory outlet.  We have 2 EV Plug (j1772) 60amp charging ports and 1 Tesla HPWC (Model S) charging port. Find us on PlugShare for more information about our charging stations.
    by Bentley Longley | Jun 09, 2014
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  • 2014 Rainbow® Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle moves to a larger venue.

    by Battle of the Paddle® | Feb 02, 2014
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  • George Butts in Town Now 'til February

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    by Don Kindred | Jan 09, 2014

    by Pat Huber | Dec 20, 2013
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  • December Shipping Schedule

    If you need your order to arrive before Christmas, please be sure to check the shipping schedule to determine best shipping option for the destination.  All orders ship from California.

    The soonest orders placed the 24th and after will ship, is January 6th, 2014, depending on availability.

    by Marco Rivera | Dec 16, 2013
  • Black Friday Parking Lot Sale!

    Come to our factory outlet in San Clemente, California on Black Friday and throughout the weekend for our Parking Lot Blowout Sale and find select items up to 60% off.
    by Ryan Fahring | Nov 28, 2013
  • Rainbow® Sandals Contributes to The Asian Elephant Foundation

    Rainbow® Sandals contributed to The Asian Elephant Foundation and the first stop of the Elephant Parade in Dana Point, California.

    Elephant Parade’s open air art exhibitions create worldwide attention, public awareness and support for the cause of elephant conservation: the Elephant Parade statues never go unnoticed by the wider public and mass media.

    Elephant Parade is a social enterprise with a unique combination of art, business and conservation. The better the art, the higher the value of the Elephant Parade statue at auction: the life size baby elephant statues are exhibited in well-known cities and auctioned off at prestigious gala events. Smaller size hand painted limited edition replicas and other Elephant Parade merchandise are created based on the exposition elephants and sold at better stores around the world, in Elephant Parade Gallery Stores and via the Elephant Parade webshop. 

    The Asian Elephant Foundation auction/sell the statues and hence the foundation can support various projects. In addition to the sale of exhibition Elephant Parade elephants, 20% of Elephant Parade net profit is also distributed to The Asian Elephant Foundation. This generates a steady stream of ongoing income for the foundation. 

    The Asian Elephant Foundation distributes monies raised to various projects and organizations in the 13 Asian range countries, solely dedicated to the wellbeing and conservation of the Asian Elephant. In addition to this, The Asian Elephant Foundation plays an active role in awareness and educational projects around the world.

     For more information about The Asian Elephant Foundation and ways to contribute, go to:
    by Don Kindred | Nov 27, 2013