Krispy Kreme make grass flip flops. Fashion Police perplexed.


When we first read about these, over at Shoewawa, we thought they may be a joke. Actually, we’re still hoping they’re a joke, because yes, that is real grass you’re looking at folks. And yes, they’re made by the same Krispy Kreme who make doughnuts. No, we don’t understand why either.

Currently being handed out free to London commuters, each shoe contains around 5,000 blades of real grass, which, if watered, will last for about four months. Presumably you’ll also need a pair of nail scissors to "mow the lawn" with, too…

We’re guessing the idea here is to give stressed-out Londoners the chance to feel the grass beneath their feet as they tread the dusty streets of the capital (all the way to the nearest Krispy Kreme, presumably), but the idea of having to water your shoes seems just a little bit odd to us.

Oh: and they’re ugly. Did we almost forget to mention that?

(Actually, we really want doughnuts now, so we guess the idea does work for Krispy Kreme. And hey, police officers gotta eat doughnuts, right?)


  • July 30, 2008


    Oh my God! These are definetely the weirdest shoes ever! The convertible sneakers/flip flops look pretty good right now 🙂

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  • July 30, 2008


    Wouldn’t the grass turn to mush? I mean…when one is tredding on grass, one is not stepping on the same blades over and over again. ick!

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  • July 30, 2008


    it has to be a gimmick!
    I don’t quite get it – there is actually rather a lot of grass in London if you care to look for it, and those that want it generally find it. So just very, very odd!
    And yes, police officers definitely need donuts – especially on stake outs etc.

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  • July 30, 2008


    Oddly – I really think they are quite cute and would be nice to slip into after a looooong day in city shoes when at home – like kinda funky slippers.

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  • July 30, 2008


    1. Why is Krispy Kreme making anything other than food?
    2. It’s an interesting concept, but I’d rather spend my time relaxing in a park, but yes, the grass would turn to flattened mush after several minutes of walking on the same grass as opposed to a field full of grass.
    3. “Mow the lawn”. *snicker*

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  • July 30, 2008

    Bulge head

    Why don’t they hand out doughnuts instead? The sugar hit would at least temporarily relieve my stress. Anyway, flip flops are enough of a pain in the arse without putting bloody grass inside them. Maybe I’ll try them if I want to feel like a hobbit for a day. Not that bloody Frodo though , he too is a pain in the arse. Samwise Gamgee might be up for that kind of a thrill but I, my dear, am not.

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  • July 31, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    A very good point re: the grass turning into mush. And wouldn’t it stain your feet green eventually, too?
    Definitely a gimmick, but props to Krispy Kreme for getting themselevs talked about. Still don’t quite see how it related to doughnuts, mind you…

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  • August 4, 2008


    ummm..what is this? I would really like to see someone walking around in these.

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  • March 10, 2009


    I love the shoes,want to have a try…where I can get it ?

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  • April 29, 2009

    Anne Pink

    I love the feeling of grass on my bare feet, I don’t care if they’re ugly, I want them!

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  • September 7, 2009


    Ha ha, I actually think it’s a cool idea.
    It’s obviously not made to be fashionable so I think they’re just fun! It’s probably for some advertising thing, like it’ll coincide with some new commercials that they have or something like that.

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  • November 3, 2012


    I would wear these as slippers, just because I like to walk barefoot in the grass. I would NEVER be seen in public with them though.

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