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Combat Flip Flops Taps Another Industry Veteran – Ned Post, former CEO Of Smith Optics, Joins As Advisor

Monday, August 24th, 2015


{Issaquah, WA} – Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced another wringer to the line-up; Ned Post, former CEO of Smith Optics, has joined as an advisor.

“Post military service, I was fortunate enough to work with Ned in support of Smith Elite,” said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin, Combat Flip Flops Co-founder and CEO. “His leadership, style, and ability to motivate were inspiring. As an advisor and mentor, Ned will push Combat Flip Flops to the next level and we’re honored to have him help lead the Unarmed Forces.”

For over 20 years, Ned Post led Smith Optics out of Ketchum, ID as its CEO. During his tenure, Smith and his team transformed a small goggle company into a global outdoor and lifestyle accessories business, adding product lines including sunglasses, optical eyewear, helmets and ballistic military eye protection. Smith sales grew from $15 million to $110 million under his leadership and the brand became recognized as the market leader in winter sports goggles and helmets in North America.

“Since meeting Griff and learning about Combat Flip Flops’ mission, I’ve been inspired. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have your life turned upside down by the impact of war and while I don’t pretend to know what the solution is, I believe in what Combat Flip Flops is doing and can’t wait to join the movement,” said Post.

Combat Flip Flops – The Harvest

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Meet The Harvest, a new belt, made in Afghanistan and offered by Combat Flip Flops.

Available in even sizes, 28-38, the Harvest belt features an embroidered Afghan flag colored wheat stalk.  Why wheat? Because Combat Flip Flops is about empowerment and Afghanistan grew wheat and corn before it was plagued with the poppy.   CFF is serious about this empowerment thing.  These are sewn by Afghan women who spend part of their day learning to read and the other part learning to sew in order to make a living.

Griff Talks “Stoke” on a Global Scale

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what this whole Combat Flip Flops thing is all about, founder Matt Griffin’s recent Ted Talk will fill you in.

US Elite Gear – Limited Edition Combat Flip Flops Shemagh

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015


US Elite has partnered with Combat Flip Flops to produce a limited edition US Elite-branded CCF Shemagh. Like the regular line of CFF Shemaghs, the US Elite Shemagh is sourced and embroidered in a women-owned factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additionally, for each Shemagh sold, Combat Flip Flops and the manufacturer donates funds to put an Afghan woman in secondary school for one day.

Combat Flip Flops Supports Team 5’s Spring 2015 Mission Fixing Cleft Palates In Central America Expedition Overland To Capture The Scene

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Later this month, three members representing Team 5 Medical Foundation will embark on the foundation’s next mission—fixing cleft palates, providing basic medical education and medicine to villagers in remote regions of Central America. Eric Linder, Founder of Team 5, Remote Medical Practitioner (RMP) and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), along with Keith R., M.D., surgeon and remote medical physician, and Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin, co-founder of Combat Flip Flops and logistics lead, will begin their journey south, accompanied for part of the mission by the Expedition Overland team.


The highly anticipated Expedition Overland (XO) YouTube series will return in season 2 for a truly epic journey through Central America—one of the most breathtaking and complex areas of the world. The team of seven and their three overland-equipped Toyotas will film throughout eight Central American countries. Once in Guatemala, the crew will meet up with Team 5 as they perform medical procedures in remote villages. The 12-episode series will begin airing in July 2015 on the Expedition Overland YouTube channel; viewers are invited to follow the adventure as it unfolds at beginning April 15.


Team-5 is a small group of former special forces members and hand-selected medical and survival experts who venture into the most extreme and austere locations around the world to educate local healthcare workers, provide remote medicine and donate supplies to developing areas so they can be self sufficient.


Expedition Overland (XO) is a docu-reality series that follows a team of adventurers and their outfitted vehicles through some of the world’s most remote regions. With a crew of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” the show features the adventures, struggles, and unique people and places they meet along the way. XO journeys require teamwork, problem solving, ingenuity, and endurance. Learn more and catch up on past episodes at and

To keep up with the journey, follow Combat Flip Flops on Instagram. For more information on Team 5, please visit For more information on Combat Flip Flops, please visit

2014 Meant ‘More Business, Less Bullets’ for CFF

Friday, December 19th, 2014


Combat Flip Flops Launches New Site

Friday, November 14th, 2014


The new site is very well laid out, check it out.

Combat Flip Flops Has Reached Its Goal Of $15,000 For Afghan Cashmere

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Combat Flip Fops has exceeded their goal of $15,000 by over 10% for sourcing Afghan cashmere from local producers to create scarves for first world markets. Because of these donations, the first run of ‘Cashmaghs’ is already in production with an expected delivery in early October. There are still 3 days to go on the VetLaunch campaign, so if you’re looking to donate now is the time.

Combat Flip Flops Over Halfway To Its Goal Of $15,000 For Afghan Cashmere

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Combat Flip Flops is over halfway to its goal of sourcing Afghan cashmere from local producers to create scarves for first world markets. The donations made so far have:

  • helped fund over 90 days of school for Afghan women.
  • logged hours in Afghan factories supporting small businesses and driving economic stability.
  • supported a Veteran owned business that gives back to the Veteran community.
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    To add incentive, CFF has added a new donation reward to the list: The Gunner, an Afghan shemagh embroidered with a belt of ammo. The Gunner requires 6 hours of manual production in a woman owned factory, funds a week of school for an Afghan girl, and supports a veteran-owned business. For a $70 donation, you get a first run Gunner.

    The campaign ends August 18th, 2014.

    Combat Flip Flops And OPERATION HAWKEYE Aim To Support Military Families

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

    Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict, has announced a partnership with Will Thomas and OPERATION HAWKEYE. Through the agreement, custom Combat Flip Flops shemaghs with the OPERATION HAWKEYE logo will be sold through OPERATION HAWKEYE’s gear shop with ten percent of each sale going directly to Team-5 and THE STATION Foundation.


    “OPERATION HAWKEYE is a mission to express through action our gratitude to the Special Operations forces (SOF) community, as well as our commitment to remember the fallen and help those left to carry on. Combat Flip Flops is a vital member of this effort, along with a rapidly growing team of others from all across America. Every purchase of a Combat Flip Flops item with the OPERATION HAWKEYE mark supports the SOF community and funds initiatives to assist the loved ones of fallen SOF warriors, led by our nonprofit mission teammates. I really appreciate Combat Flip Flops’ willingness to stand with me to advance this important cause. Honor. Inform. ACT.,” Will Thomas, OPERATION HAWKEYE.

    “Why wouldn’t we support a kid that’s pushing limits, shattering records, and making a ton of noise to help those he doesn’t know. He’s the epitome of a Stokesperson and we’re psyched to have him on the team,” Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin, CEO, Combat Flip Flops.

    To purchase a limited edition Operation Hawkeye shemagh from Combat Flip Flops, please visit