Is Combat Flip Flops Anti-War?
Are we Anti-war?
Fuck yes we are.
Have you ever been in a war? Seen your friends shot through the face? Attended a funeral for a brother that couldn’t take it anymore? Seen an injured child loaded onto a CASEVAC bird? Because of a war?
Wars are stupid.
As Steinbeck states,
“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”
As a species, we have been repeating this insane habit of putting little metal projectiles into one another as a method of foreign policy because our leaders can’t figure out how to do their job. Then they sell it to us as an honorable, massive achievement after we spend trillions of dollars putting ourselves in the same position to do it all over again. Wasting human potential and natural resources through the entire process. When you say it out loud, the absurdity of war should be apparent.
You help Afghan women, not Veterans. What is the purpose of this?
I’m going to ask you to stop reading this post, click HERE, then come back to finish the rest of this response. We’re vets and we spend a considerable amount of time helping our community. Educating little girls and helping veterans are not mutually exclusive endeavors.
As for helping women, I’ll ask you a few questions back, “Was your mother educated? Did she care about your education?”
We educate women because we know, from experience and clinical studies that educating women is an extremely effective and responsible way to positively affect a developing nation. And, if the nation improves, we hopefully won’t have to send our sons and daughters to fight another war.
Think 1980s in Afghanistan, what we did as a nation then, then think about what we’ve been doing since 2001, and now ponder our current policies for Afghanistan.
Or if you want an easier example—Iraq.
Please re-read my response to question number 1. If you want to avoid the insanity, we suggest educating women. As a nation, we’ve spent a great deal of human and financial capital on less solid plans. If you have any suggestions that doesn’t involve the loss of human life and builds a sustainable, peaceful relationships between nations—comment below.
How long does it take to get your flip flops?
Depends. We have dedicated team that knows every box that leaves the garage puts a girl in school for a day—everybody here is motivated. Lots of flip flops leave the shop daily.
Yeah. I get it. We’re not a major brand that has inventory sitting at your local fulfillment shop with 1-day delivery. We’re a veteran-owned small business working out of a cramped-ass garage, employing people in conflict zones, making high quality gear, that gives back.
This year, we’re going to do at least 600% growth. It’s tough to forecast, but I can make you a promise: If you order them, we will get them to you. Current back orders range from 1 day to 4 weeks. Read the product description or email customer service if you want better understanding of when your gear will ship.
What are the Unarmed Forces?
If you’re pro-shooting-everybody-that-doesn’t-agree-with-you, than we’re probably not the company for you.
Thanks for your comments Griff,
I’m proud to stand with you and your patrons as a Vet and a member of the Unarmed Forces. Love your products. Love your mission. I’m a lifelong customer.
From the first time I heard about you guys I have been continually impressed… from your mission, your motivation, the TED Talk, and the bad ass products. I lead outdoor adventure trips for our fellow brothers and sisters and I constantly plug your products and wear your gear. This response is fucking beautiful and only enhances my support for what you guys are doing.
How do I order flip flops?
This is an awesome response and as a veteran of Afghanistan with the 82nd, I can’t agree with you more about the absurdity of war. Your guys product rocks and I have two pairs of your sandals. I love you are helping women in countries less fortunate than us and you rocked it on Shark Tank. Your comments about war are why I am leaving the service for good and becoming a Paramedic. I love supporting you guys and your mission!
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