Santa Cruz Good Times

Saturday
Dec 20th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

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?

 

Comments (8)Add Comment
...
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.......
...
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
...
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
...
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. :-)
...
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?
...
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?
...
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.
...
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!

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Is This a Dream?

A beginner’s guide to understanding and exploring the uncanny world of lucid dreams

 

Giving and Giving, Then Giving Some More

2014 is almost over. Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Jewish Festival of Light, Hanukkah, begins. We are in our last week of Sag and last two weeks of December. Sunday, Dec. 21 is winter Solstice, as the sun enters Capricorn (3:30 p.m. for the west coast). Soon after, the Capricorn new moon occurs (5:36 p.m. for the west coast)—the last new moon of 2014. Sunday morning Uranus in Aries (revolution, revelation) is stationary direct (retro since July 22). Uranus/Aries create things new and needed to anchor the new culture and civilization (Aquarius). We will see revolutionary change in 2015. Capricorn new moon, building-the-personality seed thought, is, “Let ambition rule and let the door to initiation and freedom stand wide (open).” Capricorn is a gate—where matter returns to spirit. But the gate is unseen until the Ajna Center (third eye), Diamond Light of Direction, opens. Winter solstice is the longest day of darkness of the year. The sun’s rays resting at the Tropic of Capricorn (southern hemisphere) symbolize the Christ (soul’s) light piercing the heart of the Earth, remaining there for three days, till Holy Night (midnight Thursday morning). Then the sun’s light begins to rise. It is the birth of the new light (holy child) for the world. A deep calm and stillness pervades the world.The entire planet is revivified, re-spiritualized. All hearts beating reflect this Light. And so throughout the Earth there’s a radiant “impress” (impressions, pictures) given to humanity of the World Mother and her Child. The star Sirius (love/direction) and the constellation Virgo the mother shines above. For gift giving, give to those in need. Give and give and then give some more. This creates the new template of giving and sharing for the new world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Stocking Stuffers

The men behind the women of the Kinsey Sicks Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet explain their own special brand of ‘dragtivism,’ and their holiday show at the Rio
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Tramonti Pizza

Why there’s no such thing as too much Italian food in Seabright

 

Guitar or surfboard?

Guitar. The closest thing I ever came to surfing was sliding down a rock hill. Charlie Tweddle, Santa Cruz, Hats and Music

 

Fortino Winery’s Intriguing Charbono

At the opening celebration of the new Santa Clara Wine Trail in August, one of the wineries we visited was Fortino. This is where I first tasted their intriguing estate-grown Charbono—a varietal that is one of the rarest in California, with only 80 acres grown statewide.

 

Beyond the Jar

How Tabitha Stroup has built her rapidly expanding jam empire