Figuring out where to stash your cash and credit cards for a visit to the beach can be a puzzler.

A bag is a clear option – but on the downside, thieves are attracted to backpacks and handbags.

Matt Potts, a US-based inventor has come up with a novel solution to the problem. He’s created a pair of flip-flops with a small draw in each arch, which he calls SlotFlops.

Potts says each compartment has room for around three credit cards. That space could be used to store a mix of credit cards, identification, cash and even small keys.



The drawers are made of the same material as the flip-flop sole, so they aren’t obvious to the casual eye. For us, that makes a pair of SlotFlops a decent – obviously not perfect! – hideaway for valuables.

Currently they’re only available from the official site SlotFlops site. There are three women’s sizes: small (U.S. size 6 to 7.5), medium (U.S. size 8 to 9) and large (U.S. size 9.5 to 10.5).

There are four men’s sizes: medium (U.S. size 7.5 to 9), large (U.S. size 9.5 to 10.5), X-large (U.S. size 11 to 12) and XX-large (U.S. size 12.5 to 14).



There’s a choice of six colours. A pair will set you back $25.95 (not including delivery), which works out at a little under £17.

(Important info for UK readers: At the time of writing the website appears to only deliver to United States addresses, but we’re told international shipping can be arranged by sending an email through the site.)


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Brett AckroydBrett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to

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