237: Combat Flip Flops, Lee and Griff, It's Been A Wild Ride

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike is talking with Griff and Lee from Combat Flips. The guys are sharing what it was like during the early days of Combat Flip Flops, sharing sea stories about starting a footwear company from scratch with very little business or footwear experience. The lessons learned while serving in uniform built the confidence needed to persevere in an unforgiving business environment. If you’re not familiar, Combat Flip Flops works with manufacturers in the global community to employ workers around the world. These manufacturing facilities meet high quality standards for production, and most importantly, offer fair wages in an impoverished region. On top of that, they are partnered will global charitable organizations who receive much needed support with every item sold. Every time you purchase Combat Flip Flops merchandise, “Aid Afghanistan for Education” gets donated a percentage that goes to educating young girls in the war torn country.

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Combat Flip Flops grew out of Griff’s carport, and through the hard work of an amazingly awesome guy named Andy. Andy made 4,000 pair of footwear, as fast as people could order them. The guys pushed the product through social media and people responded in kind. Their inspirational story grew a following. They took the company to “Shark Tank” and secured investment with Mark Cuban. Between filming the show and watching it air on T.V. they nearly ran the company into the ground. The surge from viewer purchases led to another tier of success and further growth. It’s been a crazy ride so far but they aren’t done yet. They’ve ironed out their business process and streamlined the Combat Flip Flops organization. Their most recent evolution is the release of casual footwear line in a variety of colors and styles. Check them all out @ https://www.combatflipflops.com and enter discount code CIGARS20 to get 20% off.

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