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Brand Spotlight: MALVADOS

Posted on August 15 2020

MALVADOS are Proudly Canadian and Women Owned & Operated!

Who better to create a sandal brand than a woman who’s authentically lived a majority of her days in them? Malvados Founder, Jen Rainnie has lived the epitome of a life of wanderlust! “Malvados” meaning “wicked” in Spanish is an homage to Jen’s favourite word in her 20’s. A former Canadian Windsurfing Champion, Jen’s life has been filled with paths of adventure. After spending more than a decade living a nomadic lifestyle in her van wearing flip flops nearly every day, she returned home to Canada to begin a long and successful career in the action sportswear industry. Upon observing the lack of comfy, yet luxurious sandals on the market, Jen set out to create just that!

“We couldn’t find it, so we made it: a stylish sandal for every sun-on-your-face, live-concert, first-sip-of-margarita kind of moment. Women-owned and operated, and designed in Vancouver, BC, we create footwear for the wild at heart, the thrill seekers and the courageous dreamers. Malvados proves sandals aren’t just for the beach—they’re also for every festival, wind-in-your-hair, road-tripping moment in between.”

Inspired by music, travel and design MALVADOS is here to take you from one adventure to the next—wherever that may be.

Shop the full collection here!

At Sandpipers we love the Boho vibe of the Malvados philosophy. The sandals are all named after rockstars and cocktails adding an extra touch of kitsch and whimsy to the brands ethereal quality. The bottom line, Malvados are stylish, comfortable, versatile, and affordable! All things that we, as Summer loving, sandal wearing, value seeking individuals are here for!

While it’s difficult to narrow down our top picks (so many fab choices!) here’s a few of our faves!:


Azalea Reptile Sandals
Reptilian glam! The Azalea Reptile Sandals feature double vegan PU straps that catch the sunlight and put some extra glimmer and glitz into every step!


Billie Sandals 
Sleek simplicity. The Billie Sandals are iconic slides with a combination of rubber and EVA footbed and vegan PU strap in a snake print texture. Easy to kick off and slip on and perfect for running errands or lounging in a hammock on lazy Summer days.


Lux Sandals
Streamlined style to elevate your flip flop game!  The ultra comfy EVA top sole and diamond textured footbed offer breath-ability and traction while the dainty vegan PU straps give them that “wear-me-with-everything” vibe!


Playa Sandals 
The ultimate Summer flip flop! Uber comfy diamond textured foot-bed for traction and breath-ability. Molded EVA with toe pillow design for extra cushiony support and toe post anchor for durability. The PVC strap has smooth edges for less of that between-the-toes rub that you sometimes get with flip flops. The perfect companion for poolside or seaside, or any side really!



Tori Sandals 
With a combination of rubber and EVA footbed, a soft dyna-suede strap embellished with matte silver hardware and added toe ring, this is an iconic pair of Malvados ready for fashionable escapades full of Summer adventure!

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