Dallas-based sandal brand Hari Mari launched its new collaboration flip flop with Nokona, the Texas company known for its hand-crafted leather baseball gloves.
The collaboration marries Nokona’s American top-grain baseball glove leather with Hari Mari’s flip flop construction to create a leather flip flop intended to attract fans of Nokona and baseball.
“It’s not every day you get the opportunity to partner with an eighty-two-year-old heritage baseball brand,” said Hari Mari Founder Jeremy Stewart. “We’re ecstatic, to say the least, to fuse Nokona’s American top-grain leather with our great flip flop, making what we feel is the softest leather flip flop ever. A perfect footwear complement for taking in a game at the ballpark this spring.”
The Hari Mari x Nokona limited edition flip flop will come in three baseball glove leather colors: Chocolate (dark brown); Sandstone (honey); and Generation (tan), each selling on harimari.com when it launches on Tuesday, just ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day weekend.
The collaboration is partnering with All-Star pitcher Cole Hamels to help launch the limited edition flip flop line.
“I love baseball and I love flip flops, so does my family, and when the net result is supporting a great product in the Hari Mari – Nokona collaboration, it makes for a fun sidebar from the game,” said Hamels, who will be donating proceeds from his spokesperson role to his charitable organization, The Hamels Foundation, which helps fund educational programs for children across the U.S. and Africa.
“To have one of the greatest pitchers of our generation like Cole Hamels helping to launch a product that is so inherently tied to baseball heritage, is beyond special,” added Stewart.
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