Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
“Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top.
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.”
– Jimmy Buffett, Wasting Away in Margaritaville
Flip flops are an essential part of summer…from the 99-cent bargain specials grabbed on the run at convenience stores to high-end fashion statements and eco-sport Tevas that can hold their own on any terrain.
Dating back to 1500 BC and the ancient Egyptians, flip flops got a toehold in the U.S. after WWII when returning GIs brought Japanese-style zori sandals home with them.
Flip flops, thongs, shower clogs, go-aheads – by any name these rubber-soled sandals take us wherever we want to go.
Flip flops moving us
on a carefree day of sun
and balmy breezes.
– SurfWriter Girls, Huntington Beach Haiku
Colorful, flexible and fun… no sox or laces needed.
Just wiggle your toes in and you’re ready to cross hot, sandy beaches, wade into the surf, climb over slick rocks or dance the night away.
Keeping your feet ventilated and your stride syncopated, flip flops keep on flipping along.
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