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Gurkee's newest addition and flip-flop lover's dream.
Gurkee's newest addition, and flip-flop lover's dream!
Gurkee's Sandals for men and women are handcrafted with soft polypropylene rope that's saltwater resistant, chlorine resistant and machine washable. The double layer, industrial strength outsole of the Gurkees sandals offers flexibility with every step, yet is durable enough to last for years.
Soft, Rugged Polypropylene Rope is Carpet Fiber Spun into Rope
Heat Welded Together - No Glue
Gurkee's Float in Water
Adjustable Backstrap on Sandals
Saltwater and Chlorine Resistant
Made of 100% USA Made Components
Size 10W See other auctions for different sizes.
Gurkees Rope Sandals come in half-to-whole sizes. So a size 8 Gurkee will actually be size 7.5-8.
If you wear a 10 in tennis shoes, you would most likely take a 10 in Gurkees. If you wear a half size, move up to the next whole size. If you are in doubt, it is better to order the next size up.
If your Gurkees don't fit, you can always exchange them for a different size!
We sell Ladies sizes 6-10, and go to size 11 in some colors and Men's sizes 8-13. As everyone's feet are of different sizes and shapes, we have tried to size them as you would tennis shoes. If you wear a 10 in tennis shoes, you would most likely take a 10 in Gurkee's. If you wear a half size, move up to the next whole size. If you are in doubt, it is better to order the next size up.
The adjustable back straps on the Neptune, Barbados and Montego allow people who wear a half size to slide the rope up the back of their Achilles tendon. This tightens the sandal on the top of your foot!
If you walk on concrete a lot, the rope fibers will start to fray at certain points. If you will take a lighter or a match and singe the fibers, they will weld back together! Do this occasionally after you wash your Gurkee's.
Yes, we stand behind every pair of Gurkee's we sell against any manufacturers defect. Under normal circumstances, if any of the ropes come undone or break, we will issue credit to our retailers to replace the sandals. It is not uncommon for a pair of Gurkee's to last for 7, 8, 9 or even 10 years. As long as the age of the sandal is within reason, it can be returned to the retailer for a new pair (please retain your receipt). Sandals that have extreme wear and tear will not be replaced.
Gurkee's are chlorine and salt water resistant, and are great to wear in the water, but if you do, make sure you dry them when you put them up! Since they are made of carpet fiber, they will smell just like wet carpet if not dried thoroughly. Additionally, we have found that washing them with an oxygenating product and occasionally spraying them with a product like Febreze helps, as well.
Yes, when your Gurkee's get dirty, throw them in with your laundry. We recommend drying them on low heat. If you dry them in too hot of a dryer, the carpet fibers tighten up, and it can seem like they have shrunk a bit. If this does happen, they will loosen back up with wear. For best drying results, stand your Gurkee's up against a wall outdoors (in the sun if possible). The water will flow through the carpet fibers and dry quicker!
If cared for, your new Gurkee's will provide you many years of comfortable service. We STRONGLY recommend that you try your Gurkee's on immediately, on a clean carpet, without cutting the tags. This should let you know right away if your chosen size will fit.
As Gurkee's are handmade, we cannot guarantee that the size you ordered will be an exact fit. You may find that you need a size larger, or a size smaller than the size that you ordered. If this happens, please simply contact us, stating the following information:
Your order number (if known)
The shoe style and color you ordered
The size you would like to exchange
You must contact in this way to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Gurkee's returned without an RMA will be refused. When we receive your information in the above format, we will provide an RMA number to you via email. There is no need to call - it will simply delay the process.
Please note that unless we shipped the incorrect size in error, you will be responsible for all shipping charges.
We cannot accept back ANY return that shows signs of wear.
We only accept exchanges for items purchased from us - if you received your Gurkees from another dealer, you will have to contact them.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to RETURN your Gurkee's (instead of EXCHANGING them as above), your RETURN will be subject to a 25% restocking fee to cover cost associated with your RETURN. RETURNS are also responsible for all shipping costs.
Gurkee's Rope Sandals - Like Going Barefoot, but Better!
Gurkee’s Size Guide by Width and Length
*All measurements are in inches.
For assistance with your order or finding another product, please call us at 217-763-4041 or click "Ask a Question" below!
International Buyers – Please Note Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up: please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as 'gifts': US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. USPS First Class Mail International may take 2-6 weeks depending on customs and the postal service.
Combined Shipping We will always combine shipping and charge you the actual shipping for the items you purchase, to your zip, and for the method you choose. Just make your purchase and either let us know, or the next working day we will automatically combine your purchases and send you a combined invoice.
USPS Shipping We offer USPS Priority Mail (PM) and First Class Mail (FCM) (where weight allows: FCM maximum is 13 oz) and on a few heavy items, USPS Parcel Post. USPS is the largest package handler in the world, but it is not perfect. There is not true "tracking" for USPS methods. We always get and provide to our customers Delivery Confirmation. This shows it is in route or delivered, but not much in between. Also, though USPS is normally fast (FCM and PM are 2-5 days to most of the US) there is no guarantee in delivery. And though 99% of our USPS Parcel Post shipments take less than a week, it can be longer. Those packages essentially go "standby." By using USPS, you get savings in shipping cost, but you do have to understand those tradeoffs. Your shipping choice doesn’t matter to us: we charge actual shipping for either USPS or UPS. If you want "real" tracking or guaranteed shipping time, please use UPS over USPS. We will ship promptly and provide tracking, but once we ship, please remember that it is out of our hands. To our Canadian and overseas customers, please remember packages can be held up by customs, again, we have no control over this.
To provide you with the best and most efficient service possible, if you select UPS shipping, we may ship via either UPS or FedEx depending upon your location.
CONTACT US! For assistance with your order or finding another product, please call 217-763-4041 or click “Ask A Question!” below. Please do not add notes to your PayPal payment: we cannot view them. We are happy to help you via phone or email.
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