Showaflops started as a solution to a dirty problem. When our first tour of a college dorm included a stop at the bathroom showers, Evelyn (a self proclaimed germ-a-phobe) noticed the shower floors and recoiled in horror – there were hairballs, dirt, and mold all over. She had an epiphany about entering any public shower without protection for one’s feet. The problem was that most shower shoes are uncomfortable, slippery, and most importantly, lacked a coolness factor. We listened to stories from college students who were staying in the dorms about the many things that took place in the dorm showers… it wasn’t a pretty picture. At that moment, the idea for Showaflops was born!