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Flip Flop Shops Boot Giveaway

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 — 10:50am PDT
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The Flip Flop Shop on West 4th saved us last November before our trip to the Caribbean as they were the only place in town where we could find some flip flops. This year, they’ve expanding their product offering to include other seasonal footwear such as boots and closed-toe sandals.

Aside from having a unique, high-quality collection, it’s a great shopping experience. The staff know quite a bit about each piece of footwear that they carry, they can identify traits and features from individual brands, and you get that long-lost customer service and personal attention when shopping for footwear.

In order to promote their new Fall and Winter items, they have offered up two pairs of boots to give away to a couple of readers.

Style 1:
The NOMAD Hurricane (Black)
Durable, water resistant, rain boots.

Style 2:
The EMU Tundra (Black)
Made with water-resistant sheepskin, these lace-up boots will keep you looking stylish and feeling warm.

Each contest winner will be able to go into the Flip Flop Shop on West 4th to try on their winning pair of boots to make sure they’re the perfect fit. There are two ways you can enter to win a pair of these boots:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Win a pair of boots for Fall from @FlipFlopShopsBC & @Miss604 RT to enter

    I will draw two winners on Thursday October 21st at 12:00pm. Follow Flip Flop Shops on Twitter or Facebook for more product info.

    If you do make your way over to the Flip Flop Shop (on West 4th, just West of Buarrard) they are collecting shoe donations for Soles4Souls in the store. Drop off a pair of shoes (or raid your closet and drop off a dozen) to donate to this cause.

    Update The winner of the EMU boots is Brenda (comment entry) and the Nomad boots go to @MeghanRadomske (on Twitter). Congratulations!

    Winners must be residents of BC and able to pick up their boots in person at the Flip Flop Shop on West 4th in Vancouver.

    Current contests on


    1. Ariane C says:

      I just walked by there yesterday! Wasn’t really thinking about flip-flops (although we’re flying down to Belize next weekend), but somehow I failed to notice boots.

      Either boot style will surely be welcome for the return to frosty Vancouver ๐Ÿ™‚

      Count me in!

    2. A.J. says:

      My girlfriend would love a pair of boots for winter!

    3. Vanessa says:

      Me please – I need a new pair of boots!!!

    4. Liz says:

      Boots always come in handy in Vancouver this time of year!

    5. Amy says:

      I have been DYING for a pair of rainboots, and it is so sad I cannot afford them! These are sooo gorgeous and wonderful and would be amazing! PLUS I love the Flip Flop Shop and!!!!:)

    6. Kristina says:

      I’m loving the Emu Tundra!!!

    7. Ro says:

      Fabulous boots are among the few reasons to look forward to fall/winter.

    8. chrissy says:

      i would love some new boots!

    9. bekki says:

      I’m always looking for boots, but my calves are always too big. I hope these are good for bigger calves.

    10. Maggie says:

      Who wouldn’t love a new pair of boots? Especially those slick looking wellies!

    11. Kelsey says:

      This contest is awesome! Those rainboots look amazing.

    12. Kelsey says:

      Those rainboots look amazing!

    13. michelle says:

      This is a great store! I’d love new boots

    14. Ali says:

      I am loving those second boots! I have been dying for a pair like that for a few years!

    15. Heidi says:

      I’ve been looking at these boots for awhile now! Oh I covet.

    16. Lesel Radage says:

      Yay – Free boots from one of our Grooster clients. I’d love new boots!

    17. Tricia says:

      <3 boots !

    18. Katie S says:

      This is great!

    19. Sioned says:

      Yes please!

    20. Iz says:

      Perfect boots for this rainy Vancouver weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

    21. AJ says:

      My fiance would love these!

    22. Jessica Lu says:

      Boots are a MUST in rainy vancouver! What a timely post – I would love to win the first pair!

    23. Jen says:

      These boots are gorgeous! I would happy go to the store to make sure they are the perfect fit for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    24. Angela says:

      I would love a pair of boots! Can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€

    25. Alakitten says:

      I walk everywhere! That would be great!

    26. k8 says:

      my old boots are at the end of their lifespan, so yes please!

    27. Karen says:

      My son wants to be a garden gnome for Halloween. Those boots would be perfect!!

    28. hansolocujo says:

      The less the wife spends on shoes the more $$$ left in my wallet.

    29. Anne says:

      I think boots will come in handy this winter…

    30. Pamela says:

      I could use a pair of warm boots.

    31. Rob says:

      These would make the perfect birthday gift for my girl and it’s coming up!

    32. Susan says:

      Boots are great for the garden.

    33. Donald says:

      Nice boots!

    34. Cynthia Barker says:

      I bought flip flops from that store this summer! Really need some winter boots…

    35. Lynn says:

      Boots, yes! I’m all about the boots!

    36. Lena says:

      My boots have holes in them, these would be so much better for the upcoming rain:)

    37. Karen says:

      Boots are the best ๐Ÿ™‚ Both pairs look great!

    38. veronica c says:

      Can’t have enough boots when living in Vancouver! I love the first pair!

    39. Dal says:

      Boots! These look warm and cozy, perfect for the piles of snow expected this winter.

    40. Adrienne Gordon says:

      they look warm and toasty.

    41. Parker says:

      oh, how I love flip flops AND boots. this would be fabulous!!

    42. Kelsey says:

      So cute, I especially love that second pair of boots!

    43. Holly says:

      Wow and WOW. I have been rainbootless for 2 years now and this would make me and my feet SUPER happy! Great Contest…Thanks!

    44. Karen says:

      Boots! I keep thinking I need a pair that doesn’t leak…

    45. Ken B says:

      These would be great for either my wife or daughter to wear…

    46. Catalina K says:

      These are great boot styles for both fall and winter. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and gratitude to the sponsor.

    47. Catalina K says:

      10/14: Tweeted about the giveaway:

    48. P. says:

      I’m a slave to boots.

    49. Scout For says:

      Wow, two great boots. Just moved back to Vancouver and only hae sandals and flip flops after living in the Middle East. I definetly would get great use out of any of those pairs.

    50. Michelle Williamson says:

      I’ve never been there, but I’ve always thought it looked neat. I’m going to stop by tonight!

    51. ChristiH says:

      In Please..TY!

    52. Katie says:

      It would be a perfect win!

    53. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

      The Emu boots are rocking my universe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    54. Caresse says:

      Rain boots for a rainy winter!

    55. Shawnna says:

      After a rainy day like today – this contest is great timing!!

    56. Michelle says:

      I so could use some boots for this Winter season, pretty please?


    57. deni says:

      I’d love some boots for our wet weather!

    58. Michelle says:

      pick me please:)

    59. Mika says:

      My gumboots JUST split down the back! Desperately need a new pair for rainy days in Vancouver!

    60. Amber G says:

      I would love to win!

    61. anne says:

      i LOVE the emu boots!

    62. Kevin says:

      Would make a nice gift.

    63. Christine says:

      Ohh.. I need a good pair of winter boots!

    64. Donna says:

      oh wow I like both pairs! The Nomads are classic with clean lines and styling. The Emus are super funky!

    65. Ally says:

      <3 boots! perfect for vancouver!

    66. Tracy says:

      I would love a pair of boots for the upcoming rainy season!

    67. Valerie says:

      I love the emu pair!!! So cute I might just have to buy some if I don’t win!

    68. Heather S says:

      What a lovely giveaway, I would la la LOVE to win!

    69. Rebecca D. says:

      Would love those rainboots, so cute!

    70. Megan says:

      I would love a new pair of boots, I don’t even have any right now! This would be awesome to win ๐Ÿ™‚

    71. JL says:

      Like the second pair!

    72. lucy says:

      I could really use a pair of new boots to tramp through the soggy dog park with my pup!

    73. JW says:

      I need new boots!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    74. Brenda says:

      Those boots are very cute!

    75. Linda says:

      Hear we’re gonna have a wet and snowy winter…so I’ll need a new pair of boots ๐Ÿ™‚

    76. Lisa Parans says:

      Who doesn’t love new boots!
      A woman can never have enough boots cause they are made for walkin, of dancing,
      or running if your really talented ๐Ÿ™‚

    77. Amrita says:

      Everyone in Vancouver needs a good pair of wellies, including me!

    78. Steph :) says:

      Yay! Water-resistant boots!

    79. Stephanie V. says:

      The EMU Tundra (Black) look awesome!
      tvollowitz at aol dot com

    80. Brenda says:

      I would love a pair of gumboots!

    81. Linda says:

      Boots are on my wish list. I’ve wanted one for long. And these sound perfect for the weather in Vancouver.

    82. Michelle says:

      WOW! I will be really happy if I could have those boots…^_^

    83. Lucie says:

      OMG! Perfect for the rainy days ahead in Vancouver!

    84. Leanna says:

      I have purchased flip flops from the shop but didn’t realize that they have boots too. Hurray – I would love either pair of these great looking boots.

    85. Andrea Loewen says:

      Great boots! Mine leak so… yeah, these would be nice.

    86. Tari L. says:

      I like the rain boots myself.

    87. Nancy V says:

      The Emu Tundra boots look great. I could really use a new pair fo this winter. Thanks for a great contest!

    88. PaulC says:

      Huzzah! to new boots!

    89. Aisling says:

      I like both these pairs of boots. Can I win even if I don’t have a nearby location to try them on first?

    90. david basile says:

      my wife would be thrilled

    91. Courtney S says:

      I love those Emu boots!

    92. lindawwww says:

      I want to shop at this store!

    93. Jennifer M says:

      These boots are beautiful!

    94. wow ad me in on this i realy could use some boots

    95. Mariella says:

      love the new NOMAD rain boots!

    96. Robin says:

      The Nomad boots are super-cute.

    97. Tarah says:

      Very cute! I love the The EMU Tundra pair – perfect for our snowy winters!

    98. hminnesota says:

      I would love these shoes very much. Thanks

    99. Richard T. says:

      I want to win a pair for my wife. She likes the Nomad style.

    100. amie says:

      I love boots! I live in them in the winter time ๐Ÿ™‚

    101. patricia says:

      I could use the EMU Tundra boots!!

    102. Lori Hart says:

      I love boots in the winter!! Awesome giveaway

    103. Jen says:

      boot seasno is my favorite season!

    104. Sanaz says:

      Would love a pair of Emu boots

    105. virg says:

      I like the NOMAD hurricane boot! And have lotsa of shoes to donate.

    106. mike says:

      I’m sure my other half would love a pair ๐Ÿ™‚

    107. connie says:

      I’m in!

    108. Stephanie says:

      They look like great boots. THanks

    109. Min says:

      looks comfortable

    110. Min says:

      mkvegas tweeted

    111. angela says:

      I could use new boots for the winter!

    112. Christine says:

      would love a pair of boots

    113. Tessa says:

      I love those boots!!!

    114. Helen says:

      Perfect boots for rainy days or not.

    115. Su says:

      These boots are made for walking

    116. Amy W. says:

      Love this store!

    117. AC says:

      God, I love boots.

    118. Mo says:

      I would love a pair of these boots!

    119. Mo says:

      I tweeted the giveaway (aacoup)

    120. Lundon says:

      I left a comment

    121. Cynthia C says:

      I was just thinking about shopping for new boots – really need some.

    122. SHAYNA says:


    123. Lisa H says:

      Boots, boots, boots…oh how I love boots!!! I need a new pair of flip flops for a trip to Maui next month so this would be the perfect opportunity.

    124. ana says:

      been wearing flip flops all my life living in a tropical country! Now I am excited to own a lovely pair of boots and get ready for the cold and rainy days here in beautiful Vancouver!

    125. kelsey says:

      i need boots so badly!!!

    126. Francine says:

      The EMU boot looks fabulous!

    127. sue roberts rowan says:

      Thanks for this , really in need of some new boots as it’s gonna be bitching this winter

    128. shelly says:

      I would love some new boots !

    129. Erin says:

      Would love the hurricane boots – left my last pair in Cannon beach on their maiden trip

    130. liz says:

      I would walk through a hurricane for those hurricane boots absolutely glam.

    131. Christine says:

      As a newbie, I need a pair of Vancouver-friendly boots!

    132. Shauna says:

      Sure could use those boots!

    133. Meilssa says:

      Love EMU boots! I want them!!

    134. Luice says:

      The weather might have been nice today, but the rain and cold will come! My feet would be oh-so-happy with me if they were kept dry in a new pair of boots.

    135. Colleen McCormack says:

      As much as I love my $10 Field’s specials gumboots, theses boots are a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    136. hj says:

      I love the nomad hurricane boots- they look super for rainy weather.
      hmcnaron at gmail

    137. Deb says:

      I would love to win a pair of EMU tundra boots for my daughter! She has to walk to take transit and really needs a good pair of water resistant boots that look stylish. They would look fabulous with leggings, a skirt or jeans.

    138. Jennifer says:

      I can’t wait to get my feet in those furry boots! lol

    139. Jodi says:

      In despearate need of some rain boots!

    140. Lori says:

      Wow – great boots!!

    141. Eileen says:

      As a realtor I need to be both stylish and comfortable. These look like they would be terrific on both counts.

    142. PJ says:

      Boots for rainy Vancouver awesome!!! Thank you!

    143. Marianne says:

      I would love a pair of knee-length booties for this coming expected winter snowstorm.

    144. Autumn B. says:

      i need a new pair – these look so comfy!

      autumn398 @

    145. Hoa says:

      Thanks for the giveaway! These boots are wonderful!

    146. Hoa says:


    147. Martha says:

      They look absolutely perfect for Vancouver’s cold rainy/snowy winters =)

    148. Grace says:

      ooooo perfect for the rainy season now!!!

    149. Steven says:

      I hope I can win this for my wife!

    150. Ian says:

      One for my gf please!!! pick me pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    151. Erin M. says:

      I’m loving the second style…The EMY Tundra. so cozy for the upcoming winter season!

    152. Kathy says:

      Would love to have either..with two teenage girls to fight over who can have them

    153. Linda Lansford says:

      This would make my day

    154. Shannon F. says:

      I really need rain boots, this fall has been so wet here!

    155. sumi says:

      A Vancity necessity!

    156. Gordon says:

      looks pretty swank. I’m sure my wife would love a pair.

    157. EITHER of those boots will do well on the red carpets OR at THE OASIS FACTOR…so wish us luck!!! xxx/ooo

    158. yvonne says:

      Want those Nomad rainboots!

    159. Angie says:

      Good to know they sell more than flip flops. Please put me in the draw!

    160. Amanda says:

      Ooooh! Those are the best black gumboots I’ve ever seen! I need them! Need them! Need them! lol. Last year’s “gummies” are nearly worn through. These would come in very handy here in Vancouver this winter, where we’re being prepped for the “worst one in 50 years”!

    161. Kathy says:

      WooT – these are fabulous! Hope I win = )

    162. Tuija says:

      I need these boots. They are perfect!

    163. Vanessa says:

      I love those boots! Great giveaway!

    164. Winnie says:

      Would love a new pair of either of those boots! A woman can never have too many!

    165. Lori says:

      I hope it snows this year so we can wear such fab boots!

    166. Janet says:

      Those boots look awesome!

    167. Danica says:

      Rainboots would be great!

    168. Sandra says:

      JUst what I’ve been looking for! These boots are awesome! Good luck to me!

    169. Heather E says:

      You can’t win if you don’t enter. Chances of winning? Hmmmm… better than the lottery.

    170. Danielle says:

      why didnt i know they carry boots? I am loving the emu ones. stylish yet practical. awesome!!

    171. Sharon says:

      Oh man, my boots have holes in them and it’s starting to get rainy. I need new ones bad.

    172. Jessica says:

      I would love a pair of boots for the winter! As a part time student and part time worker, I wasn’t looking forward to dipping into my savings to get a new pair of boots for the rain this year.

    173. Alison says:

      woo boots!

    174. Saranna says:

      I would love to win some boots for fall from Miss604. I’ve lived down here for 8 years… still don’t have a pair of rain boots….

    175. Lisa says:

      My rain boots leak! ๐Ÿ™‚

    176. muckymoo says:

      With 4 girls in this house, all with the same boot size…those boots will be well worn!

    177. Laurie Pearson says:

      I would love to win this. I love boots!

    178. Larissa H says:

      The first pair look lovely! I just bought a pair of rainboots but my friend (mom with 2 young kids) needs a pair and I’d give them to her.

    179. Jenn says:

      boots for me please!

    180. Kat says:

      I could use a pair of boots…

    181. Chelsea Barr says:

      Everyone loves shoes, some competition to win fabulous boots. Would wear them proudly if chosen. Definitely going to check out the store. Thanks

    182. Emma says:

      Definitely need a new pair of boots this season!

    183. Krystle says:

      I would love a pair of rain boots perfect for vancity ๐Ÿ™‚

    184. Samantha says:

      The EMU boots look so comfy!!! ..Would love a pair!!

    185. Leigh says:

      Awesome boots! I’m heading there now!!

    186. jen s says:

      Boot season has arrrived in Vancouver… walked my dog last night and it was chilly! brrr…

    187. Baigal says:

      ahhhh i would love a pair ๐Ÿ™‚

    188. Monday says:

      Thanks Flip Flop Shop for being a caring company and collecting shoe for Soles4Souls. The rainboots look great.

    189. shan says:

      mmm… boots… awesome contest! Thanks!

    190. Rox says:

      looking for rainboots – would love something stylish

    191. Grant Cybulski says:

      The EMU Tundras would look awesome on my gf

    192. Shannon says:

      I know so many folks who have moved to Vancouver from other places who can’t believe that we’ve managed to make gumboots stylish out here! Go Vancouver! I could definitely use a sleek new pair!

    193. Caitlynn says:

      I love the NOMAD Hurricane boots!

    194. anna t. says:

      I would like to win the Nomads.

    195. Meghan says:

      The first pair looks gorgeous!

    196. E.Tang says:

      Would love a pair of proper rainboots.

    197. Darlene says:

      I would love either of those boots – they both look so much better than anything I’ve got!

    198. Tara says:

      These boots were made for walking…preferably with my footsies in them ๐Ÿ™‚

    199. rebecca says:

      I like the looks of the Emu Tundra boot.

    200. danielle says:

      I can see myself in the Emu Tundra boot. A girl can dream…

    201. Mimi says:

      Please please pick me!!!

    202. Shivani says:

      I’ve been looking for boots for the winter, this sounds great!

    203. erma H says:

      I love these boots.

    204. Melissa B. says:

      I love the EMU Tundra. They look so comfy.

    205. Heidi says:

      Please enter me to win a pair of boots.

    206. Janice Wright says:

      The EMU Tundra boots look great for cold, snowy Iowa winters!

    207. Lucy says:

      Yes, please!

    208. Jen Harriman says:

      winning some boots would make my fall just that much better!

    209. saretta says:

      Yes, boots to keep my feet warm!

    210. Jennifer H says:

      enter me

    211. Saajidah says:

      Boots are a definite MUST in Raincouver!!!

    212. Jacquie says:

      I am boot-a-holic and need to expand my collection!

    213. Wendy H says:

      woo hooo!!! booties… now my toes won’t be cold

    214. Rebecca Peters says:

      I like the emu boots!

    215. tracey johnson says:

      i love boots!!!!!!!

    216. Luis says:

      That will be a perfect Christmas present for my wife.

    217. shawna says:

      Would love a pair!

    218. Nichole says:

      oo! I need new boots!

    219. Susan says:

      I need boots!

    220. Heather W says:

      ooo I love the emu tundra!

    221. Kim says:

      I would love a good pair of rain boots for the wet Vancouver Days…

    222. Jodi says:

      I LOVE style #2, adorable.

    223. Nicole says:

      Thanks for the chance to win & keep my tootsies warm!

    224. Julie Nicholls says:

      I could sure use some boots!

    225. Emmi says:

      Well I dont even own a pair of boots so this would be nice to have for sure, it gets real snowy in this part of the East

    226. Vicky says:

      Those Emu Tundra boots ROCK!!

    227. Angela Winesburg says:

      I would love to win this, I need a new pair of boots, thanks for the chance!

    228. carol y says:

      These look really great! I sure could use some boots! Thanks!

    229. Valerie says:

      I’d love a pair of EMU Tundra boots ๐Ÿ™‚

    230. Denyse says:

      What great boots, I definately want a pair!

    231. Denyse says:


    232. damon says:

      My wife would love these. Very nice.

    233. Lily says:

      Love the Hurricane boots!

    234. Paula Hafner says:

      I love boots ๐Ÿ™‚

    235. Jason says:

      With a wife and 2 daughters in the house, these boots would get lots of use!

    236. Ellen Ring says:

      These are fantastic looking boots. I’d love to a pair of them.

    237. Colleen says:

      I’ll take both. Thanks!

    238. Rosey says:

      Just in time for winter. I’d love the win.

    239. allyson says:

      emu tundra would be my pick….how fun everybody has uggs….these are really different

    240. Gianna says:

      Please enter me, I love boots ๐Ÿ™‚

    241. Rosey says:


    242. dawn says:

      I tweeted

    243. dawn says:

      These boots are gorgeous!

    244. Jennifer gersch says:

      new boots for me

    245. Charlene Kuser says:

      I need a nice pair of rain boots and these are so fashionable and
      cute.Thanks for the giveaway

    246. Charlene Kuser says:


    247. Nadine L says:

      I am in love with the EMU Tundra, perfect for the new england winters

    248. tamathamc says:

      would love to have the rain boots

    249. susan smoaks says:

      i love these boots, i am fdp4life on twitter and tony l smoaks on facebook!

    250. Shelley Mitchell says:

      They have the cutest boots! I would love to win this. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    251. Amy Delong says:

      nice boots like number 2,we get cold winters here so these would be great!

    252. Jessica says:

      The Emu Tundra are my fave. Hope to win them and wear them in the snow.

    253. Jessica says:


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    255. Jane H says:

      This is wonderful prize going into the cold season. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    256. loni says:

      Count me in to win! We need boots for Wisconsin…

    257. Mary M says:

      I do not have any boots, but I would like to have some.

    258. susan says:

      I would love this for the winter!

    259. Tiffany says:

      The The EMU Tundra boots are super cute! I would love a new pair of boots!

    260. Tiffany says:

      Tweeted @Mtlgrl4evr

    261. Diane Baum says:

      Very stylish boots, never can have enough boots in Michigan

    262. Amanda says:

      Loving the boots!!

    263. Lori Davis says:

      Another gr8 contest. Excellent for Vancouver weather wear. Guud luck everyone :))

    264. ruby says:

      Wud b so awesome 2 win! Exactly wut I need for transit commuting in Vancouver!

    265. Phyllis says:

      Two pairs of fab boots perfect for rain or snow!

    266. Chris says:

      Shake your booty!

    267. Kelly says:

      Lovely! Either pair would be a perfect wardrobe addition!

    268. Lyudmila says:

      I like the Style 1:
      The NOMAD Hurricane (Black)

    269. Salima says:

      The boots look awesomeee and perfect for Vancouver weather!!

    270. kathy taylor says:

      Sooo cute..need a new pair of boots.

    271. Pamela says:

      I love the EMU Tundra Boots..

    272. Anne says:

      Would love to win a pair of boots!

    273. Akemi says:

      Cute! Love them both!

    274. Aman says:

      Boots are a must in Vancouver and I need a new pair!!

    275. Lyndsey says:

      I absolutely NEED a pair of great boots for this season. Hope I can still enter =)

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