Really. I promise you. I don’t care that they’ve been worn to the White House. They. Are. Not. Shoes. Sorry, I don’t often go on a tear but I do tire of people trying to make excuses about how we live in a casual society and that flip-flops are appropriate footwear. They are not (not even here in South Florida).
When I was growing up, flip-flops were known as Shower Shoes or Shower Clogs. They were worn while showering after P.E. (to protect us from athlete’s foot) or to the pool. It stands to reason, then, that flip-flops are quite appropriate when cleaning the pool filter, hosing off the patio or even for a quick dash to buy a couple of jugs of chlorine. While they might be a distant cousin of the ever-popular (and a favorite of Yours Truly) thong sandal they are not interchangeable. To wit:
Adorable thong sandal to be worn with shorts, sundresses and capris:
Serviceable flip-flops to be worn while doing wet chores and to the beach or pool:
I don’t know about you, but I’ll take adorable over serviceable any day of the week.
PS: Next time I’m feeling cranky I’ll talk about 1) dressing for comfort 2) dressing for The Heat or 3) dressing when one is of A Certain Age. Consider yourselves warned. ;-) Now back to sewing!