People.com Celebrity Parents Flip 'n Flops: Shoes with a story By Staff Author Published on February 7, 2008 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Are you always looking for ways to help your kids learn what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Flip ‘n Flops do just that. This has got to be one of the most novel (no pun intended) products I have seen in a long time. It’s a pair of shoes with secret compartments in the heel. Each compartment holds a fun little story book that teaches kids about compassion, empathy and kindness — without being too preachy. My 7 yr old was very excited to wear these shoes and read the stories. She thought the whole concept was super cool and I’d have to agree. These shoes would be a great purchase for a winter get-away. Just don’t send your kid through security in these flip flops, they might not be as amused about the secret compartments as you and your child! Purchase Flip n Flops directly from the manufacturer at the Flip n Flops website.