Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Rubber sole: brothers get a leg up in the sandal business

Author:

A pair of twenty-something brothers from Plymouth think consumers will be head-over-heels about their new $16 rubber sandals.

The Star Tribune reports that James and Matt McManus are promoting their Bokos brand as a cheap, durable alternative to sports sandals. The Sun Sailor reports that James McManus discovered the one-piece, cross-strap sandals in Beijing, where he lives and connected with a manufacturer. Younger brother Matt McManus runs the sales and marketing part of the business out of his Minnesota home.

The sandals went on sale in April, marketed mostly on fitness blogs and on their bokosusa.com website. More than one thousand pairs of the Bokos have been sold. They come in four colors, in versions for men and women.

The brothers plan to attend the Surf Expo, a trade show in Orlando, next month to pitch to big box and shoe store retailers.

Next Up

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

Related