Too bad you still do not offer the classic style of an un-molded foot-bed. The classic style that I have been wearing for nearly 30 years does have a rubber sole which I have had re-soled once before, as I have also had a torn toe strap repaired. Those are the most comfortable flip-flop sandals I have ever owned. The all leather uppers & foot-bed breathe and do not cause my feet to sweat. The unmolded foot-bed does not force support where it is not needed or is counter-productive. The rubber bottom sole gives excellent traction and stability. You should consider releasing at least one version of this classic style in a test market in northeast US and find out for yourself if you are missing business. Although its too late for me to return the pair I purchased (I have thrown away the receipt), I was able to find a substitute on sale at Tommy Bahama except that pair only has a rubber heal, the rest of the bottom sole is leather and therefore not as stable and prone to slide & be a little slippery. The good news is I still have my original classic pair of all leather unmolded footbed TEVA's and just took them to a cobbler to have the soles re-cemented because the rubber bottom was beginning to tear away. The cost of $20 to make this repair was well worth the price to get another 5-10 years out of my good friends, my original pair of classic TEVA all-leather flip-flop sandals purchased in the early 1990's at a shoe outlet on Cape Cod during a summer vacation. Now, that's customer satisfaction! Because those sandals make me so happy, I remember all those little details!
Next Wave Dave
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey