The footwear that lets you feel the grass beneath your feet… Even when walking on tarmac


The footwear that lets you feel the grass beneath your feet… Even when walking on tarmac

Walking barefoot on freshly-mowed grass is a rare luxury that most of us can only enjoy during our downtime.

But one U.S. company believes it's latest product could turn that sensation into the most ordinary of things.

A new flip-flop, developed by footwear firm KUSA has fake turf stitched into the upper side of the soles so that the wearer can feel the 'grass' beneath their feet.

grass flip-flops

Forever green: A new flip-flop, developed by footwear firm KUSA has fake turf stitched into the upper side of the soles so that the wearer can feel the 'grass' beneath their feet

Retailing for $32, the company says the Syn-Turf underfoot adds 'an extra layer of comfort'.

The design, it explains, is 'a quiet nod to the culture that
brought the first flip flops to the world' and is a twist on the traditional beach shoe.

On its decision to use a synthetic alternative, rather than the real thing, KUSA said in a statement: 'We have selected the
highest quality faux grass material to simulate, as far as possible,
the natural look and feel of real grass.

'If it were possible to have
real grass for an item which was available to the public en masse, we
would have. Unfortunately, Mother Nature's grass is just not durable
enough.'

Happy feet: The KUSA turf-soled flip-flop is a twist on the traditional beach shoe

Happy feet: The KUSA turf-soled flip-flop is a twist on the traditional beach shoe

The flip-flops come in sizes small, medium and large, which cater to most adult feet.

The makers warn that the fit can be tight at first, but will shape around the contours of the wearer's foot.

If the grass flattens, they suggest simply 'fluffing' it.

But under no circumstances should a wearer attempt to mow it.