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Flip Flops

group-flip-flopsLove ’em or hate ’em? I’m curious to hear from readers what you think about flip flops, since it’s summer time and everyone’s wearing them. Me? I think they’re awful. Absolutely ugly. Who wants to look at toes? They might be the most unattractive part of the human body. And besides that, it’s my opinion that flip flops absolutely ruin an outfit, unless of course, its beach wear—at the beach. Then, of course, that’s fine. It’s a functional, practical shoe. But I think that putting together any beautiful outfit can be a fun experience for a woman (or a man for that matter), but most outfits are simply ruined by the mere slipping on of flip flops. Why not don a pair of delicate flats instead—they provide that final touch to your outfit, you look stylish, and no one has to see your toes. On the other hand, my colleague, Elizabeth, says, “I think flip flops are comfortable and cute. And if someone is wearing a cute outfit but with flip flops, how do you know they’re not just showing off a pedicure, or on their way to the beach? In a town embedded in surf culture, it’s also a cultural thing. However, I do not condone wearing the cheap drugstore plastic flip flops. They are hideous no matter what.” What do you think about flip flops?

 

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written by JoMont, August 15, 2011
Easy to pop on and so stylish. The costs for those that really hold up are a bit alarming, but I've had the same pair of suede strapped thick soled zories, thongs, flip flops...for 5 + years. They were bought for me for Valentines Day 5 February's ago for 35.00. Ouch!! The flip flops are still going strong, where the man is long gone. My feet are very ugly, but we can't have it all. It's also an amazing excuse for a pedicure. So, the sale of flip flops could be inadvertently funding the mani-pedi shops in our community. Talk about job creation.......
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written by Xochi, July 25, 2011
I love thongs and as any native Santa Cruzian knows, you must wear the correct thongs for the correct occasion. I have my formal thongs for nice events and casual ones for everyday. Part of the beauty of living here is the right to wear thongs. Don't want to see toes? MOVE OUT OF SANTA CRUZ
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written by Jayleen, July 25, 2011
Dude,
They're called thongs not flip flops. And how about this...i bet your toes are ugly and that's what your real gripe is...
later,
Thong Lover
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written by Josephine, July 24, 2011
I remember when they first came out here we called them Zories (1950'S). They were nice at the swimming pool or walking across hot sand. They are ugly, never did like shoe between my toes. But I think I'd save hideous for a nice pair of Crocs. :-)
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written by Chris, July 24, 2011
I love my flip flops. I don't like the plastic or rubber straps, tho. I wash mine when they get dirty. I wear them everywhere. CVS has the best cloth ones, but, my size seems to be popular and snatched up as soon as they put them out. So, I went to the web site of Reef and ordered 3 pair. I was suprised to see how much cheaper they were online. No, I don't paint my toe nails. No one looks that hard at people's toe nails unless they're painted. I do have one pair that is plastic. They went good with my tropical summer dress. But, I hardly wear that either. By the way, they're called THONGS. Who changed the name?
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written by santaCruzGirl, July 24, 2011
I love me flip flops. I don't care for plastic or rubber on top, tho. I prefer cloth. You have to wash them regularly, but, it keeps sthletes feet away. CVS displays them in the begining of spring. My size is always snatched up quickly so I ordered 3 pair online. I was suprised how much cheaper they were. I prefer Reef, white. I wear them EVERYWARE. No, I don't paint my toes. This is Santa Cruz. The beach doesn't care what I wear. It's comfortable and I love the fact that I can throw them off and on easily. By the way, they are called THONGS. Who changed the name?
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written by Carol L., July 22, 2011
Depends on the feet and on the location. Don't wear them on the red carpet, do wear them to casual summer outings.
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written by Christina J., July 22, 2011
Depending on where you're going its fine If you take care of your feet and toe nails. I don't think one should wear them to a nice restaurant or dinner party, for example. I also feel you should clean your flips regularly as they can get really gross very quickly!

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