What Are Slappa’s Thongs Made Of And How Are They Made?

Slappa’s Thongs are made of a foam called EVA or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. This is actually the same material mouthguards are made out of which is why they mould and protect your feet so well.

Slappa’s are made using a process called ‘Closed Cell Foam Injection’. During this process, EVA foam is injected into closed cell moulds. This means that each thong is a single solid piece with no plug to pull out or seams to rub your foot wrong. It is also what gives every pair of Slappa’s Thongs its own unique and individual look.

Is Slappa’s An Australian Company?

Yes! Slappa’s are proudly owned and operated in Australia with our headquarters in Darwin. We’re a family run business that started at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in 2010.


Where Are Slappa’s Made?

Slappa’s Thongs are made in China as Australia has no manufacturers that are capable of closed cell foam injection. Slappa’s Thongs are committed to ensuring that all our thongs are made to high standards and meet all Australian requirements. We visit our manufacturers on a regular basis to ensure quality standards of production and human rights are being met.

Why Are They Called Slappa’s Thongs?

When founder Denise Dunn was first rolling the product out in 2010 she asked all her family and friends to come up with and vote on a name; “Slappa’s Thongs” was one of the suggestions and everyone laughed but at the same time… loved it! The name has stuck, and the thongs have been known as ‘Slappa’s’ ever since.


 Can Anyone Wear Slappa’s Thongs?

Absolutely! You don’t have to suffer from foot pain or any other medical conditions or problems with your feet to benefit from Slappa’s awesome thong design.

They’re also suitable for every age from kids to the elderly.

Our sizing starts from Size 34 and kids from about the age of 6 can wear Slappa’s and you can continue wearing them right up until 106; in fact, Slappa’s Thongs are much safer than regular thongs for older people as they fit snug, mould their foot shape and reduce the risk of tripping over.

Top Reasons To Buy Slappa’s Thongs

Here are just some of the reasons we hear from our happy customers why they love their Slappa’s;

  • They are super comfortable
  • Great for those who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis
  • Work well for people who require orthotic footwear or orthotic friendly shoes
  • Great arch support
  • Moulds to your foot shape
  • They don’t make your feet get smelly
  • They don’t have seams that rub and give you blisters
  • You can walk for miles in them
  • Relaxes sore and tired feet
  • Protects your posture
  • Good life span
  • Great selection of colours
  • Extremely lightweight and durable
  • Perfect for footwear when pregnant

Why Are Slappa’s Thongs So Comfortable?

Slappa’s are super comfortable because they are made out of a foam, better known as EVA. EVA is a soft but durable material which allows your foot shape to mould into the thong, making them very comfortable to wear.

Slappa’s Thongs also have great arch support which contributes to the comfort factor and is really good for your feet. Slappa’s Thongs are made firm, however as you mould into them they will soften and mould to your foot shape. The straps will loosen and the thongs will give a little in length. This is why you’ll find we recommended you fit your Slappa’s firm to allow for this and then they will be a perfect fit and give you the best comfort, fit and support.

Do They Make Your Feet Sweat?

Some people’s feet tend to sweat more than others; if you do have a problem with sweaty feet then be sure to keep your Slappa’s clean and avoid wearing any kind of foot oils, lotions or creams.

How Durable Are Slappa’s Thongs?

EVA is a very durable and flexible material which makes Slappa’s Thongs quite strong and long-lasting.

What Kind Of Conditions Might Slappa’s Help With:

Slappa’s Thongs are not orthotics and we never claim that they can cure or even ease any health condition. However we have many chemists, podiatrists, chiropractors and physiotherapists that both recommend and stock Slappa’s Thongs.

In our most recent Customer Survey we asked feedback on what our Customers felt Slappa’s Thongs had helped with and received the following responses;

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle, Heel and Foot Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Heel Spurs
  • Corns
  • Knee pain
  • Alignment
  • Numbness in feet caused by surgery or Chemotherapy


 How Can I Purchase Slappa’s Thongs?

All orders are subject to availability. Slappa’s Thongs can be purchased in the following ways:

Online at www.slappasthongs.co.nz 

By emailing us at: jenny@slappasthongs.co.nz to arrange delivery and payment