They’re Not Shoes, They’re Sandals

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According to the OC Register’s Around Disney blog:

The sign says “They’re Not Shoes, They’re Sandals.” No matter what you call them, footwear will be for sale at a new store coming to Downtown Disney.

Sanuk, an Irvine-based footwear company, is scheduled to open a temporary location on Friday, said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman. The casual store is scheduled to close in mid January.

Sanuk makes mostly flip-flops, canvas slip-on shoes and boots. It also makes something called “Tube Flops” — a combination of a flip-flop and an open-toed, knee-high socks.

The store will sit between LittleMissMatched and Ridemakerz. After it closes, Ridemakerz plans to close temporarily, expand and take over the space.

According to the company’s Web site, there are no Orange County dealers listed on the company’s Web site.

The company was founded in 1997 by Southern California native Jeff Kelley and was honored with the SIMA 2007 Footwear Product of the Year. The products are sold in more than 50 countries and are worn by singer Donovan Frankenreiter and rock-climber Chris Sharma, according to the Web site.

Sanuk is the Thai word for fun.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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