Last month, I let Adam try on my heels. Look at those sexy legs!
I dare say that his legs look better than mine. Here I am in those shoes, snapped by Dova.
But I digress. This post is about flip-flops (a.k.a. thong sandals) after all. When I was a kid, I didn't wear flip-flops. My parents somehow convinced me that they were bad and besides, whenever I tried them on, that piece between the toes was never comfortable. I was perfectly happy wearing regular sandals, with and without a back strap. When the original Dr. Scholl's (I'm dating myself) and Birkenstocks were in, I was in heaven (of course I only wore the cheap knock-offs). When I met Doug, he liked wearing flip-flops so I decided to give them another try. Here he is in a cheap pair that we later found out were manufactured by the same company who made the nasty Walmart flip-flops.
For extra cuteness, here is Dova when she was three years old, wearing Dad's flip-flops.
I started with cheap $1 flip-flops which irritated the space between my toes to no end. I mostly wore them to the pool or the gym shower. If I had to walk more than a few hundred feet, I would be cursing them. My kids however, took to flip-flops like they were born with them on and couldn't understand what my problem was. Last year, I finally found a pair with cloth instead of rubber between the toes and they made a world of difference. I could finally wear flip-flops! Good thing too, because you are hard pressed finding regular sandals at a store like Target. They have an entire wall filled with flip-flops and hardly a handful of sandals. I finally felt like part of my family of flip-floppers. Here I am with Dova in my new flip-flops:
Dova has extra wide feet, so finding shoes and sandals to fit her is quite the chore. Flip-flops don't care how wide your feet are, although there are some straps that are too tight for her to get her feet into. Since her feet were so wide, I wanted to see if I could fit my feet into her kid size 13 flip-flops.
OMG, I could actually fit my feet into her flip-flops! Heels hang off the back a bit though .
Now back to Adam and my shoes. Those heels actually fit him pretty well. How is that possible? He's only nine years old! He wears a size 6 and upon investigation, that's the same as a women's size 7. That's pretty darn close to my shoe size of 8! So I decided to try on his flip flops.
Wouldn't you know it, they fit just fine. He has HUGE feet.
Now that I've gotten used to wearing flip-flops, I can even wear the one with the rubber straps now. But most happily, I have opened a new world of fashionable footwear for myself. I just picked up this pair of scarf flip-flops from Target.
Don't they match my work carpeting well? But really, they are so cool, funky, hippy, dressy, so me! Hooray!