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Any other flip flop wearers out there?

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Any other flip flop wearers out there? Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of tromping around in flops in the spring and summer. How about you guys? Any particular brands or styles you fancy? I like the Sanuk and Reef brands to be honest. Just got a pair of the Sanuk Fault Lines with the yoga mat soles. They are super comfy!
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate that toe piece. I go with these


http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/25393.htm?color=29031

or these


http://cgi.ebay.com/Sensi-Italian-Sandal-Beach-Shower-Pool-Shoe-11-12-Black-/160566031815?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25627b35c7#ht_500wt_1156

The toe piece style has hurt my feet since I was a kid .
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wear sandals everyday around the house (hardwood). Flip-flops are not common in Canada. Most people wear sandals. Some people wear socks and sandals (usually only if they are wearing casual pants) (socks and sandals with shorts is frowned upon Smile ).
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
(socks and sandals with shorts is frowned upon Smile ).


Speaking of shorts...
I'm 75 and can still vividly remember getting my first pair of long pants (this was a life altering experience).
To this very day, you'll never catch me going back to short pants. Smile
A google search points to a lot of research and evidence that wearing "flip-flops" for anything other then very brief periods is going to cost you dearly down the road.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Growing up in Hawai'i, preferred footwear was either barefoot or slippers (go aheads, zories, flip flops, sandals, etc). Don't remember owning shoes until I was probably 10 or so and didn't ever have more than one pair at a time, dress shoes.

I still find myself migrating to slippers to this day, even when it's winter in California. Amazing the support in them nowadays; I have a pair of Island Pro slippers which have better structural support than most shoes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
I still find myself migrating to slippers to this day, even when it's winter in California. Amazing the support in them nowadays; I have a pair of Island Pro slippers which have better structural support than most shoes.

Yeah, most of them have EVA soles now with a raised heel. That's like almost the same support as a running shoe. Another really comfortable pair of sandals-slash-shoes are the Carpe DM's from Sanuk. They totally feel like a flop on the inside but have some covering on top. I tried them on the other day and really like them. They'll probably be my next flippy-floppy purchase this summer.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
ez061111 wrote:
I still find myself migrating to slippers to this day, even when it's winter in California. Amazing the support in them nowadays; I have a pair of Island Pro slippers which have better structural support than most shoes.

Yeah, most of them have EVA soles now with a raised heel. That's like almost the same support as a running shoe. Another really comfortable pair of sandals-slash-shoes are the Carpe DM's from Sanuk. They totally feel like a flop on the inside but have some covering on top. I tried them on the other day and really like them. They'll probably be my next flippy-floppy purchase this summer.


Those look very comfy. I'd love to own a pair.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grew up on a farm wearing shoes unless I felt like stepping on lots of rock, the occaisional snake, bees, animal feces of some sort barefoot and even when boating wore water shoes most of the time, barefoot when on the water though. At college I've seen flip-flops worn when it's below freezing outside in the snow and some people will only wear their heavy boots all the time, me it's either regular shoes or boots if I'll be needing them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandals or shoes...no flip-flops or barefeet, outside that is!
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