Parent Company of BEARPAW Footwear to Acquire Flip Flop Shops Franchise

May 23rd 2018

A Company Committed to Fostering an Authentic, Healthy and Stress-Free Lifestyle.

Citrus Heights, CA., May 23, 2018 Romeo & Juliette, Inc., the parent company to global footwear brand Bearpaw, has announced they are creating a subsidiary company Flip Flop Shops, LLC. As their first acquisition, the company will be purchasing the Flip Flop Shops franchise from California based apparel and footwear brand, Cherokee Global Brands.

The Flip Flop Shops franchise is exclusively devoted to the most fashion-forward styles of lifestyle footwear. Setting the standard when it comes to being able to “Free Your Toes,” Flip Flop Shops is devoted to creating and promoting a healthy, stress-free lifestyle. Initially franchising in 2008, the company now consists of 59 retail locations globally with plans to continue expanding before the end of the year.

Flip Flop Shops will be marketed closely with the Bearpaw brand. Best known for their footwear favoring the Fall/Winter seasons, Bearpaw utilizes sheepskin to create comfortable shoes that keep up with the styles of today.

“The Bearpaw sheepskin boot is the flip flop of winter” stated Tom Romeo, CEO & Founder of Bearpaw. “The alliance between Flip Flop Shops and Bearpaw will create the perfect balance of seasonal products and styles for consumers to enjoy year-round.”

Flip Flop Shops is open and available to the public both in-store and at


Parent company to Bearpaw Footwear, Romeo & Juliette, Inc. manufactures and sells footwear for men, women, and children. The company offers a range of leather and fur boots, slippers, suede and oily pressed uppers, and knit shafts and uppers. It serves customers through retailers in the United States and internationally, as well as online. The company was founded in 1986 by Tom Romeo and is based in Citrus Heights, California.