For years tennis balls have inspired furniture makers and fashion designers — remember Bethanie Mattek Sands’ extravagant yellow dress at the 2011 Pre-Wimbledon Party and her crazy on-court jacket that same fortnight. Now we have Chesters, an American company that creates flip-flops out of 100% real tennis ball felt, meant to cater not only tennis enthusiasts, but all people who appreciate simple, unique and crisp design.
The fuzzy material is treated with a non-toxic, silicone based solution to help resist sweat, grime and water absorption. When it comes to cleaning, just rinse them thoroughly with warm soapy water. The design is patented, made with safe and healthy materials.
This is not a sponsored post, but Chesters did send me one pair (I picked these with pink logo) and they’re super light and unique. I especially like that I’m the first person in my country to own them. And how adorable are the tiny ones for kids!
I have one tip in terms of picking your size. Chesters has the sizing chart, but when you measure your foot, I advise you to pick a size that is one centimeter (about half inch) larger. Get more info on these exceptional flip-flops at www.tennisflops.com.
Tell me, are you a fan of this idea of using tennis ball felt in fashion?