Sandals, not swords: This Army Ranger started Combat Flip Flops to help people in war-torn countries

AFOOT A Combat flip-flop, made in Colombia. Combat also sells jewelry made from land mines.

MATTHEW “GRIFF” Griffin, co-founder of Combat Flip Flops—a $1 million seller of shoes and accessories manufactured in conflict and postconflict zones—seemed destined to make war, not sandals. His great-grandfather enlisted in World War I. His grandfather left home at 17 to fight Hitler. His father was an Army officer. As a child in the ’80s,

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