The warm weather is here. Iowans who long to go barefoot but want the tread of a flip-flop under their feet now have an unusual adhesive alterative in footwear. Steve Wolpa, of the Council Bluffs area, is marketing a flat foam sandal that resembles a flip-flop but there are no straps or that uncomfortable sandal strip that runs between your big and second toes. Wolpa says “They stick to your feet. They do not leave a residue. They are reusable. You clean them with soap and water and a scrub brush. Rinse them and allow them to dry completely and as long as your foot is dry and clean and the footwear is dry and clean it will re-adhere many times.” Something like Post-It notes, the strapless sandals use a special brand of sticky stuff that cements them firmly in place, but Wolpa says they’re not hard to remove.Wolpa says “They just peel off like a Band-aid. It really doesn’t hurt because there’s no hair that it’s pulling on. The adhesive is a reusable adhesive, similar to lint brushes that can be washed and dried and re-adhere.” Besides being comfortable and perfect for getting through airport security checkpoints, Wolpa says they’re excellent conversation starters. He says “The looks that I will get from people. I’ll walk by somebody and I’ll know that they’re gonna’ look and they certainly do look and maybe I’ll wait a couple of seconds, I’ll look back and they’re still staring. They want to know about them and some will come back and talk to me about it.” They sell for about ten bucks a pair and are available via the website “www.stick2feet.com”.
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