So true. I love flip flop season. And I love flip flops! I thought I needed to post this now as the summer is going by way too quickly!
Did you know…
“The name “flip flop” comes specifically from the sound the sandals make when they slap between the sole of your foot and the floor.
This particular type of sandal originated as early as the Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC, and the oldest known pair is on display at the British Museum from 1500 BC.
Papyrus and palm leaves were the most common materials used in Ancient Egypt, while rawhide was the material of choice among the Masai of Africa. In India, these sandals were mostly made with wood, and many used rice straw in China and Japan. Of course, in modern times, most cultures have moved to leather, rubber and other sturdier textiles.
The flip flop gained popularity in the United States after the end of World War II. They are derived from the Japanese zōri, which soldiers brought back to the States with them. During the postwar boom, Americans started to design flip flops in new bright colors and patterns, wearing them for their convenience and comfort”.
The above is from http://www.stylelist.com/view/the-story-behind-flip-flops/
Did you also know that flip flops are the cause of many foot pain and injuries? So try to wear flip flops with appropriate support for your foot type. I know, that’s kind of a downer, so let’s move on…
I’ve gathered a variety of flip flop inspired fab fotos. Be prepared to be wowed! There are so many flip flop ideas and they range from the extremely bizarre to the wildly creative to the very beautiful.
Would you wear flip flops on your wedding day, ladies? I won’t ask the men because that’s just… well… weird… and tacky. How about those fishy flip flops? Any takers? No, I didn’t mean on your wedding day, silly!
There are SO many more that I want to show you but I fear that you may not have time to look at all of them. But if you do have time, you can see them on my pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/suerae/flip-flops/
Let’s just hope that flip flop season lasts. And remember, wear your flip flops with caution!
Thank you for reading!
Until next time,
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