A place so beautiful it’s often called “God’s Own Country.
Our Roots are Planted in Kerala, India
In this environment, sometimes called God’s Own Country because of its lush beauty, we found the perfect place to sustainably source the rubber for Gurus: our family farms. As children on trips to visit family in India, we learned about rubber production and even made rubber soccer balls to play with.
Separated by over 7,500 miles from their ancestors in India, Prem & Joe became friends while working in New York. 5 years later, on a trip to India, Prem found the ancient wooden sandal that inspired Gurus. Only then, when working on a new design, did they find out that their family’s lived within walking distance from each other in India.
Quite a coincidence...
Both our families in India have rubber farms.
Our mothers went to the same grade schools.
Our relatives live within walking distance of each other.
Gurus Tries to Keep it All in the Family
Each pair of Gurus contains a portion of rubber fresh from our family farms in India. These farms have been passed down through generations and remain a source of income for some of our relatives. Sourcing rubber from India is our way of sharing our culture with you.
Our design is influenced by thousands of years of Indian heritage. We think our take is on the original sandal worn by Gandhi, is a beautiful blend of ancient history and modern style. Not only will your Gurus turn heads, but they’ll stay on better than any flip-flops you own. We promise!
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We spend a lot of time perfecting our sandals and think you’ll love them. We do know everyone’s feet are different, so if your aren’t happy in Gurus, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll have you smiling!