The Examiner: "Affordable and Comfortable Sandals"

The story:

You may never want to walk a mile in someone else's shoes, but if you ever had to, you wouldn't mind if you were wearing Bokos. Not even one year old, Bokos, currently the hottest footwear company in America is making inroads in one of the most competitive industries on the planet- footwear.

Bokos is something unique from the Midwest. Not unique in that it's a family-started small business, but unique in the fact that they are growing and gaining notice quicker than they expected. "Website traffic numbers (have) skyrocketed by over 700% in two months," says Matt McManus, Co-Founder and Marketing Director of the Bokos Sandal Company. "Two of the Midwest's largest newspapers picked up on the story, and local news cameras have been eager to cover Minnesota's favorite home-based business."

I know what you are thinking. Sandals? As a holiday gift? Yep. Spring is right around the corner and that means you will be going through that pile you call your sandal collection. It's time to start anew, and that means at least one pair of Bokos is needed in your closet.

Why you need one or more pairs of Bokos? Comfort, durability, assortment of colors, $18 price point.

Let me stress the comfort level here. Bokos are extremely comfortable, even for those that don't particularly like to wear sandals on their feet.

If you have even worn Crocs, you will get that comfort in Bokos, but with more durability and versatility.

"The material is similar to Crocs, although it is slightly more firm," adds McManus. "We intended on not marketing them as a particularly comfortable sandal, but more as a tough, durable sandal that can be worn in situations like camping and after working out."

My Bokos are easy to clean and the one-piece design looks like it has a great deal of thought put into it. Bokos sandals make the perfect holiday gift. They are available in both men's and women's sizes and a variety of colors.

To see the story online: Bokos Sandals in The Examiner