Combat Flip Flops on Shark Tank
|Combat Flip Flops|
appearing on the next
Shark Tank in Episode 719
The owners of the Combat Flip Flops is Army Rangers Mathew Griffin and Donald Lee who'll both be appearing on the Shark Tank this Friday night February 5, 2016. With several tours in Afghanistan during the war, the Rangers learned first hand how hard-working and creative the locals are when it comes to work. One such business Griffin entered one day that would forever change his life was a combat boot factory inside Afghanistan. The story goes that "Griff" watched a flip-flip thong punched through a combat boot sole when the entrepreneurial lights went off. Later that same evening Mathew registered the domain name CombatFlipFlops.com and immediately went to work creating the flip flops made with combat boots.
The concept taking the Combat Flip Flops from an idea to a Successful Shark Tank product started with the locals making the flip-flops in Afghanistan and selling them across the world.
Imagine that, you're sent to a foreign country to fight in a war, and come back to start a new small business using the same materials to promote peace. Unfortunately, starting a new business making Combat Flip Flops inside Afghanistan proved to be a logistics nightmare as the materials was not guaranteed to make it to the combat boot factory. It wasn't long before they moved the entire production line back to Griffins garage in Seattle, WA. and proceeded to make 4000 pairs of combat flip flops just getting the orders all caught up.
After what looks like a rocky road getting the Combat Flip Flops Brand to where it's at before becoming an Official Shark Tank product, the Rangers are back on-point kicking ass and taking names as far as the business goes. The local Afghanistan women now make handmade Cover and Concealment Sarong's, while the locals in Bogota, Columbia, manufacture the Combat Flip Flops providing desperately needed jobs.
I'm not sure if this will be brought up during the Shark Tank Show, but did you know if you buy a Sarong from Afghanistan takes three days to make and every sale Combat Flip Flops pays for an Afghan girl to go to school for a week? That's just one example, but I think all the owners Andy Sewrey, (not appearing on the Shark Tank but a large part of the company's success) Mathew Griffin, and Donald Lee, deserve Metal's for taking a very negative situation and having the courage to turn it into something positive regardless of profits or the dangers involved.
Watch the Combat Flip Flops on the next Shark Tank Episode 719 this Friday night, 2/5/2016, and see how many Sharks IMO invest in the flip flops made with combat boots.
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