Waconia Sod Farmer Creates Flip-Flops that Leave Behind Personalized Messages
Jeffery Wagener, a Waconia sod farmer turned inventor, recently partnered with a industrial manufacturing pro to bring his wearable invention to life: Sand Traxx.
According to the Star Tribune, Sand Traxx leather sandals feature the ability to leave a personalize message behind in the sand. The bottoms of the flip-flops, which will sell at $45, feature an empty recessed slot on the bottom of the shoe that can hold up to 10 embossed rubber letters.
“I got the idea for Sand Traxx after watching an episode of [the TV show] ‘Shark Tank,’” Wagener told the newspaper. “A person had flip-flops with a saying embossed on the bottom. I thought that was OK, but wouldn’t it be nice if a person could personalize their message?”
Wagener recently launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise some cash to perfect his character molds and begin product.
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