words_Nick Engvall

I'm not sure if it's the combination of being sick and the beautiful weather California has been having, or if it's just the typical annual sickness of winter I get but the newly revamped Kaplan silhouette from Creative Rec has me dreaming about future days at the beach.

As one of Creative Rec's early models the Kaplan has gone MIA for the last couple of years but returns this spring in a new mesh variation. While I'm not a fan of flip-flops, these could easily make summer days at the beach a little more enjoyable and still keep you capable of boarding to get there without sacrificing any toes like flip-flops usually require.

Creative Rec has made up a host of colorways, including camo and hemp versions, all of which are made up of almost an entirely mesh upper for keeping cool during the summer heat. A vulcanized sole helps with the a formentioned boarding as well as some classic styling.

You can get them at your local Creative Rec dealers now and hopefully you can find some sunshine to wear them in as well.


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