Thursday, Jul. 31, 2008

Reef Stash Sandals

By law, any hotel stay within 5 miles of a beach requires at least one 15-minute toe-dipping session. But keeping an eye on pocketfuls of accumulated travel crud (hotel keys, credit card, crumpled $20 bills) usually results in a less-than relaxing experience, with constant glances back at your towel to make sure no one has found your genius hiding space—under the towel. Stash sandals are comfortable enough to wear on the beach, but their real utility is as a mobile safe. The secret tray in the sole slides out to hold personal items and slides back in to make sure no one knows they're there. It's something Q might have cooked up if Bond ever decided to take up surfing.

List Price: $45

Josh Tyrangiel