Ode to Flip Flops!

It’s been a tough winter for so many of us this year.  We’re sure that there are many of you who are dreaming of flip flop weather…are we right? Flip flops may be one of the most basic items in your closet, but it has a long history.  The name “flip flop” comes specifically from the sound the sandals make when they slap between the sole of your foot and the floor.

Goldie Hawn in flip flops

Flip-flops are a type of open-toed sandal typically worn in casual situations, such as outside or at the beach. They consist of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap that passes between the first and second toes and around either side of the foot. They may also be held to the foot with a single strap over the front of the foot rather than a thong.

This style of footwear has been worn by the people of many cultures throughout the world, originating as early as the ancient Egyptians in 4,000 B.C. The modern flip-flop descends from the Japanese zōri, which became popular after World War II when soldiers returning to the United States brought them back. They became popular summer footwear among both genders during the 1960s, 1990s, and 2000s, and some varieties have even found their way into more formal attire. Who knew there was such a long history?

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One Response to Ode to Flip Flops!

  1. Cat says:

    Love this post!!! And I wear my flip flops all the time!

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