Can We Still Compete?

I’ll be the first to admit I know nothing about golf, but I do know a good idea when I see one. Throughout the years, I have had a chance to work with many professional golfers and golf apparel companies. I can tell you that they are a persnickety bunch when it comes to clubs, carts, courses, balls and, of course, shoes. In a game of perfection, being perfect is required in just about everything golfers do. So is there room in this world for ideas that let a little air out of those golf cart tires? Recently we met a guy who thinks so. He actually designed, patented, and is now marketing a line of golf flip-flops. You read that right – golf flip-flops, spikes and all. But then again, I am never surprised at the talent that exists in the region.

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My name is Mark Medley. I am a chiropractor at Midwest Orthopedic Pain & Spine. Being in chiropractic healthcare thrusts you into being a businessman as well, whether you like it or not. I liked it and embraced being an entrepreneur. Starting something from scratch and working and watching it grow into something special is inspirational and addicting. That cliché of advice that you can do whatever you want in life is true. You just need the anatomy to take the path less traveled.

My invention is a functional golf shoe in flip-flop form. ZORIZ golf sandals are built specifically for playing golf with patented features to withstand the torque of the golf swing and help keep your feet where they need to be during the swing. Although they may look like flip-flops, they are built on an EVA athletic shoe platform to deliver exceptional support. Removable spikes are also a big part of the functionality of the ZORIZ sandal. This invention adds diversity to golf footwear while sustaining peak performance.

I stumbled across the idea on a golf trip to Florida. After playing golf for several days in a row, I decided not to put my traditional golf shoes back on for the afternoon 18, opting for flip-flops. I loved the way it felt playing golf in sandals. When I returned home, I continued to play the year out in flip-flops and actually prefer playing in sandals versus shoes. At the end of the year, both flip-flops busted in multiple areas as they were not built for golf. This got my wheels turning.

My sandals deliver functionality and performance. Golfers will ask, “Can I play at a competitive level in these flip-flops?” The answer is a resounding YES! Whether ZORIZ is a 2nd or 3rd alternative for the scratch golfer or the preferred golf footwear choice for the weekend warrior, this sandal is built to beat your partner’s butt and get some sun on your feet while doing it.

We are so excited about our first shipment. You can get a pair of ZORIZ through Amazon or our website at zoriz.com and look for them in stores soon. And remember: Grip it and Flip it!

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