Flip-flops or sandals?
For me there is no question. Flip-flops are great (or thongs for those of us old enough to remember that term when it did not mean indecent exposure of the nether-regions).
They are practical, easy to wear--and super cute. As soon as the weather heats up, I'd venture to say that flip-flops are the top shoe choice, replacing the popularity of the Croc-style shoes of just last year. Whereas sandals are female-wearers dominant, men can wear flip-flops because there is a plethora of styles for them, too.
Despite me being pro-flip flops in theory, I am still a dedicated sandal shoe wearer. For me it's not aesthetic. I have an aversion to the feel of the strap between my toes. No matter how many times I try to get comfortable in them, I just cannot. Taking it one step further, I don't understand the separating the big toe in it's own little 'home' and then still having a strap dividing my toes. Cannot do it.
The only exception to my rule is to and from the public pool. I do wear my only pair of flip-flops. But with each step, against the pavement I am screaming inside "ew, ew, ew." I loathe each step I take. Want to torture me? Buy me a pedicure. Yep, my feet are that picky.
So, readers, what about you? Are you a passionate flip-flopper, or do you prefer the comfort of sandals (where my feet can do the happy dance) Or, do you wear the once popular Croc-style shoe or stay with your every-day tennis or walking shoe?
You know where I stand. What are on YOUR feet this hot, sticky summer of 2012?