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Bicycle Retailer - Bokos Sandals

Bicycle Retailer: "Product Picks: Bokos Footwear"

"Bokos sandals are durable, comfortable, lightweight and easy to clean - well-suited for pre- and post-ride wear. They can easily be slipped on while still wearing riding socks, and the non-porous material means that when they get dirty, they can be rinsed under a hose in seconds. The sandals are offered in more than 10 color options for both men and women."

Bicycling Magazine - Bokos Sandals

Bicycling Magazine: "Bokos: Gear of the Day"

"Made from a durable, non-porous rubber, Bokos are more practical than a standard flip-flop because you can slip them on with socks. They're also so lightweight and slim that they won't weigh down or hog space in your ride bag."

WCCO CBS, Bokos Sandals

CBS Minnesota: "2 Minnesota Brothers Create Sandal Company"

"Easy to clean, anti-odor, nice quality product and we sell them for under $20 bucks. Actually $18 to be exact," Matt said. While the slip on shoe isn't designed for Minnesota winters, the sandals, which are made from a single piece of rubber, are designed for your everyday activity."

Footwear News - Bokos Sandals

Footwear News: "Bokos Debuts in Sandal Market"

"Matt and James McManus have put a new spin on slip-on footwear with the spring '13 launch of Bokos. Active outdoorsmen and frequent travelers based in Minnesota, the brothers drew from those experiences to create the multipurpose sandal brand. Their aim was to develop a simple style for everyday activities for both men and women. "

Garden Center Magazine - Bokos

Garden Center Magazine: "Bokos Sandals"

"Bokos are ultra-durable, easy to clean, and ready to handle anything thrown their way, from a leisurely morning on the front porch to all-day gardening projects. Bokos are made from a non-porous, rubber material and are breathable, odor- and stain-resistant."

Bokos Sandals in The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post: "Little Luxuries on the Trail"

"Durable, anti-slip Bokos sandals will be your favorite piece of equipment whether you are heading from your tent to the campground shower or walking across hot sand for a swim in the ocean."

Kare11 - Bokos Sandals

Kare11:"Small Business Spotlight"

"Bokos is a footwear company based out of Plymouth and was started in 2013 by Matt and James McManus, both recent college graduates from the University of Wisconsin. The brand sells primarily through the Bokos website and approximately 50 independent retailers around the country."

Outdoor Insight Magazine

Outdoor Insight: "New Products: Bokos Sandals"

"Bokos are built out of a non-porous rubber, which makes them easy to clean and anti-odor. The one-piece construction makes them ultra-durable, perfect for wearing around the campsite, in the garden, in the locker room shower, or after a workout. Bokos are offered in 12 color options."

Pioneer Press Newspaper, Bokos Sandals

Pioneer Press: "Plymouth sandal startup Bokos tripped up by success"

"As December turns into January, most Minnesotans aren't giving much thought to sandals. Matt McManus is the exception. McManus is co-founder of Bokos, a 1-year-old sandal company based in Plymouth. After facing disaster earlier this year when its entire inventory nearly sold out in five months, the company is gearing up for a busy spring with a new crop of footwear. McManus is hoping to move his product from web-based sales into retail stores."

Star Tribune, Bokos Sandals

Star Tribune: "Plymouth company gains traction with Beijing-inspired sandal"

"Called Bokos, the new rubber sandals have been getting considerable attention in sports and fitness circles. The one-piece, cross-strap sandals are designed to slip on and off easily and endure the wear and tear inflicted by [consumers]."

Travel Weekly: "What's New, What's Hot"

"Travel Weekly is the travel industry's trusted voice and one of the leading resources in the travel industry for news, product announcements, and travel features. Bokos was featured in a product round-up titled What's New, What's Hot."

Wisconsin State Journal - Bokos

Wisconin State Journal: "Brothers hope to gain business traction with Bokos sandals"

"Bokos is the product of the entrepreneurial spirit of McManus, 22, and his brother James, 27, a 2010 UW-Madison graduate. Now that his college days are over - his degree is in marketing and management - McManus is determined to stick with Bokos. But whether it's selling Bokos sandals or some other product he and his brother might concoct, McManus' track record indicates a preference for finding his own way in the business world."

WKOW - Bokos Sandals

WKOW: "UW grads make their mark on sandal season"

"Two UW grads are putting their degrees to good use. 'When we tell people we sell sandals, and we're from the Midwest, it's a little bit contradictory,' says Matt McManus, owner and founder of Bokos Footwear Company. He and his brother, James, launched their rubber sandal brand two years ago this week."

Bokos in Women's Running Magazine

Women's Running: "5 Things Our Staff Loved This Week"

"A sandal that is a third of the price of what us San Diegans pay for a good flip flop? Sold! The style brings me back to track and field days when I lived out of a smelly old athletic bag but always had that trusty pair of sandals for in between runs."

Yahoo! Travel: "Great Beach Items to Buy"

"Yahoo! Travel is one of the leading names both in the travel industry as well as the internet. Bokos was featured in an article titled '11 Great Beach Items to Buy Before Your Summer Vacation'."