Tapered is Sleepers' signature design with a distinctive square shape. We wanted to design a flip flop that differed from the classic round shape and gave a sharper look. The square shape has been a part of fashion history since the Middle Ages and has come and gone over time.
Tapered has a lightly constructed sole in premium grade natural rubber that follows the foot's natural curve and adapts to your foot's unique shape. The shoe has a thin minimalist strap in premium grade natural rubber.
This flip flop fits just as well in the city as on the beach.
Sleepers are flip flops made of natural rubber, tapped in Sri Lanka. The natural rubber is tapped under Fair Trade conditions by Fair Rubber, ensuring the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex. The natural rubber is tapped in a way that ensures the natural life cycle of the trees (around 20-30 gram from each tree every day). Natural rubber breathes, is easy to clean and is incredibly comfortable to wear.
The compound that Sleepers is made of also contains 10-15 % synthetic rubber. This is, to this date, the minimum requirement synthetic rubber needed in order for the flip flops to have the correct consistency and quality. This way, the flip flips do not break down too fast. We are always on the search for the most optimal solutions.