B$Z: Freewaters Unveils Sandal Collection Celebrating 50th Anniversary of The Endless Summer
Freewaters Signs Exclusive Footwear Partnership with Bruce Brown Films
Press Release from Freewaters Footwear
Laguna Hills, CA (July 22, 2013) – Freewaters, makers of casual and conscious footwear, announces an exclusive partnershipwith Bruce Brown Films celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown’s legendary movie, The Endless Summer. Freewaters will debut three men’s sandals featuring the film's iconic poster art this month at Agenda, Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo trade shows.
A 60’s cult classic that every surfer dreams to relive, The Endless Summer documents an epic journey of two California surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, who hit the open road tofollow summer weather and surf around the world. Originally released in 1964, Brown filmed this “original” surf trip along the unknown roads and beaches of Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California.
“Bruce, Robert and Mike helped open the world’s eyes to the amazing waves, people and culture of South Africa almost 50 years ago,” says Freewaters Ambassador, Robert Wingnut Weaver, who starred in the sequel The Endless Summer II. “Now to be partnering The Endless Summer with Freewaters and their clean drinking water projects in Africa, it has really come full circle. I’m proud to be a part of both brands.”
The collection features three distinctly different models and price points — a full grain leather version with heat embossed poster art, a printed canvas version and a printed rubber zori.
“This partnership brings something distinctive and totally unique to the market,” adds John Gothard, Freewaters VP of Sales. “We are honored to be the exclusive Endless Summer footwear brand, and we can’t wait to pull back the curtain on these news sandals at the upcoming summer shows.”
Freewaters makes innovative and easy-going footwear that transport you into vacation mode the minute you slip them on. Each pair helps support clean drinking water projects and comes with a stress-free limited lifetime warranty. Freewaters products and ethos are dedicated to those that seek the freedom of the open road, act as global citizens and dare to chart their own path in life. Visit www.freewaters.com to view our complete product line.