In 2001 Benedetto Battaglini had the idea of exploiting the shape of the heel to lock it without the need for straps and made a prototype of summer sandal with the back of the foot free. In the following years unfortunately his project does not find interest in the most important companies in the sector, so in 2015, after numerous attempts and supported by his son Federico now twenty, he decides not to give up and to produce his own sandals. After 2 years of design and study, thanks also to the collaboration with the Maresca factory, finally in 2017 the first one-piece rubber sandal (patented) that retains the heel without the use of bands or straps sees the light.
In the same year, father and son founded Blipers Srl, the owner of the patents and trademark Blipers, in the meantime registered in Italy and in many other countries. In 2020, Blipers also launched the flip-flop model, with the same heel-locking feature. So today there are 2 models of Blipers, strictly made in Italy (the Maresca factory, in the province of Mantova, for 50 years produces rubber and pvc footwear), the sandal and flip-flops, unisex from number 35 to 46, made of soft thermoplastic rubber, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, PVC and phthalate free, 100% recyclable. The soles and insoles of both models are made with non-slip texture.
Thanks to the band that embraces the heel softly from behind and their revolutionary ergonomics the Blipers can be worn in a moment standing and no longer escape, can be used at the sea, in the pool, in the gym, for walking and cycling, they are suitable for driving the car as they block the heel avoiding dangerous accidents, they float in the sea, they are very light, available in many fun colors, machine washable at 40 and recyclable at 100%. Wearing them you have the feeling of walking barefoot, with lightness and especially avoid that annoying slippery, typical of all slippers and flip-flops. The goal has always been to create a product to revolutionize the world of summer footwear, combining design, comfort, innovation, fashion and sustainability.
Blipers are on sale in many stores throughout Italy (easily available in the store locator) and also on our online shop blipers.it.
In 2023 the children’s model will also be on sale, to the delight of mothers and fathers, who will no longer have to grieve to tie sandals to their children.