I love flips flops, slip slops, slops - whatever you want to call them. It seems to be different wherever you go. As soon as I get up I slide my feet into them. It doesn't take any effort. You don't have to bend down and do up the laces or whatever you do with your other shoes.

I wear my slops in the winter with a pair of jeans and rarely will go without a day in the summer without wearing them. My mom always use to tell me to put something else on because I'm going to catch a cold. By the way, if someone tells you that, it really is an old wive's tale - you can't believe that.

Now a couple of you guys are going to disagree with me. You'll say they are not good for your feet. Well, yeah.. like everything in life you get slops that are better for you and if you are someone who overpronates or underpronates then look for something that specializes in that.flip flop shop

Don't go for cheapos. It's just like a tennis shoe, there are millions of flip flops out there so shop around.  It doesn't mean you have to avoid them completely. If someone told me that I wouldn't stand for it. I have runner's knee and I still do fine in my flip flops.

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So this is Why You Have to Wear Flip Flops

  1. They look so darn good. They look good whether you are wearing shorts, jeans, skirts.. whatever
  2. Convenience with a capital C. Slip them on and slip them off. This is great if you are a surfer, because there is no need to tie shoe laces. They are really easy to pack as well, because they don't take up too much space.
  3. There is a huge variety, firstly with appearance and then we come to style and design. You can get flips flops that are more casual, or those that you want for the evening. There is something for everyone. flip flops
  4. The next best thing to being bare feet. You can feel the wind on your feet.
  5. There is no age limit to flip flops. Absolutely anyone can wear them.
  6. Because of the variety available, you won't suddenly clash with somebody else. There are millions available, even from the same manufacturer.
  7. Because they are cheap, you can fill your closet with them and color code with what you are wearing.
  8. You can also buy a couple of varieties - some for smart occasions and some for the beach or for those casual days.
  9. Take a cheaper pair with you when you go surfing - on your next road trip, and if they get stolen you won't be too upset
  10. Girls - show off your painted toes, and on the other hand make sure that you do a good job at that.painted toesphoto credit: flickr.com/photos/33037761@N07/4767721948
  11. Use them in your dorm showers or any communal place where you can pick up bacteria which causes athletes foot - good one!
  12. Nice and compact so you can take a couple of pairs with you on your next trip to Bali or the North Shore or even California.
  13. Buy a designer pair of flip flops that you can wear to a wedding for $100 or spend a few dollars and buy a couple which you can wear on a daily basis. Yeah, who said fashion stops with flips flops.
  14. Winter, Spring, Summer - there is no problem! Okay maybe if you stay in Canada it's going to be a little icy and your toes are going to start to turn blue, unless you want to invest in a couple  of those crazy special flip flop socks - but I wouldn't go that route!
  15. They are so Comfy! They are the next best thing to bare feet. Of course you have to find the right one that suits you, so you won't have any discomfort. You may find you are having a tough time in between the toes. Quite often this happens in the beginning, and it just takes some time to get used to. Look for a brand that you are most comfortable with and stick with it.
  16. If you want to upgrade to leather - you'll be happy to know that a waterproof variety is coming out, combining them with cork.
Havaianas Men's Brasil Logo Flip Flop ,Grey,43/44 BR (10/11 M US)
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What is so Special about Havaianas Flip Flops?

I was in Brazil two years ago and headed straight off to the Havaianas store. These are my favorite brand. Like I said before, you have to find a brand that fits you best. Not many people have been too disapponted by what Havaianas have to offer.

They are both comfortable, and there is a massive variety in color and style. You can find something for every day purpose or you can get something a little smarter. I also think that this is probably the most comfortable and long lasting flip flop that I have tried before.

In Brazil they were as cheap as chips, and the variety was huge, so I bought a couple and I bought some for the special requesters to take home with me. If a Brazilian hears you are going to Brazil they will always ask you for two things. It will be special Brazilian coffee and Havaianas because this is part of their culture. 

Women's Flip Flop with a Difference

Sanuk Women's Yoga Mat Wedge Flip Flop Sandal,Brown,8 M US
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If you are looking for something a little more stylish, than your usual flip flops that you slide your feet into every morning, before heading off to the beach, you may want to consider the Sanuk range.