SIZING INFORMATION: Please ensure that you measure your feet. We typically suggest sizing up one size from your standard AU size as our sandals are made on an EU size last, making the fit slightly more snug than your standard AU sizing. If you have questions about sizing please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team!
The TD001 Rainbow Love Sandal was created by a member of our factory team in Portugal. They hand painted a pair of our red sandals with the LGBTQI community flag and sent them across to our team here in Australia as an acknowledgement and celebration of the fight for marriage equality in Australia.
After much request, we decided to put the Rainbow Love sandal into production! The sandal features a machine-painted heel cap featuring the LGBTQI flag.
For every pair of Rainbow Love Sandals sold, we will be donating $10 to Minus18. Minus18 are champions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) youth Australia wide, empowering young people by putting youth voices at the forefront. They tackle bullying and discrimination by creating spaces where LGBTQI youth belong.
The TD001 is an updated edition of the classic submariner’s sandal which was standard issue when our founder Mike joined the Royal Navy (HMS Turbulent) as a 16 year old on 24th September 1984. The original submariner sandal was worn by Mike and all who sailed with him, every day on board (and also on shore in warmer climates), except for those doing dangerous labour in the engine room.
“It was a piece of kit that, for me, became better as it aged: more comfortable, better looking, and it proved to be a versatile piece of footwear” – Mike, Founder.
- Handmade in Portugal
- Lightweight leather construction
- Side buckle for adjustable comfort
- Padded heel
- Leather upper and inner
- Crepe rubber outsole
The TD001 is therefore, a product borne of tradition. Our vision for the TD001 is that it sets the standard for all of our products going forward: good quality and good looking products that become genuinely meaningful items, enhancing the path you travel in life. To take our vision one step further, for every pair of TD001 sold, we will donate 5 books to children’s literacy and education programs through Room to Read Australia. Because everyone deserves to walk the same path.
You can read more about our choice to support Room to Read and our social impact here.