Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flip Flops


re-post

Flip flops are definitely my favorite kind of footwear. I expect a lot of people who want shoes-off in their homes like flip flops, as they are easy to put on and off and are minimal enough for people who like being shoeless. The only disadvantage is that in very wet weather, your feet can get muddy and you need to wash them after coming in.

I have mentioned before that the popularity of flip flops and sandals today shows that most people are not embarassed any more about their feet. It seems doubtful that many people would mind being asked to remove their shoes.

7 comments:

Moderate Mouse said...

Last summer, when I was a temporary "stay-at-home-aunt" at my sister's house, my eight-year-old nephew and I went to a carnival within walking of his house. He wore flip-flops on the way over (something I wouldn't have done myself as they don't seem all that practical for walking long distances; the carnival was only a couple of blocks away though so I didn't really try to discourage his choice of footwear), but it turned out not to be such a bad thing as said carnival had inflatable playsets set up, for which shoes must be removed before entering them, which meant my nephew would be constantly slipping his shoes off and on.

Matthew Celestis said...

I do a fair amount of walking in my flip flops.

Moderate Mouse said...

To me, flip-flops aren't so bad for around the house, at the beach or pool, or anywhere that I've gotten a ride to. (The one pair of flip-flops that I currently have that I wouldn't mind wearing in public are yellow plastic ones with flowers at the v-strap. My mom got me those over a year ago.) However, for on-foot commutes from my house, such as, for instance, to my volunteer work at a local thrift store or to run any kind of errand, I'm more likely to opt for strappy sandals (of which I currently have three pairs) provided the weather and situation allow it. But that's just me.

For what it's worth, I'm currently wearing my blue "at-home" flip-flops and probably will this summer when I'm at home, depending again on weather and/or whatever else I'm wearing.

Matthew Celestis said...

My feet are narrow, so sandals don't fit my feet very well. The toe-thong on flip flops keeps them on my feet better than sandals. I also find that stones don't get stuck in flip flops like they do in sandals.

Olivia D said...

We no longer own shoes with laces (except the odd pair of tennis shoes for weekend hiking trips) because it's just easier to slip them on and off at the door. Life can be so much simpler if we let it!

Matthew Celestis said...

Yes, I mostly stopped wearing lac-up shoes after spending two months in Japan.

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