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Thursday, September 21, 2006
Are flip-flops really that comfortable? So comfy that people have no problem flip-flopping their way to school in 50 degree morning weather? Does the comfort factor outweight the frozen feet factor?
No matter what the temperature, I can't stand them personally. It's not that I don't like the way they look (which I don't; there's something about that thong-between-the-toes thing that has schkeeved me since I was a child), it's that I can't walk in them comfortably. I watch other people's feet as they walk, and no one I've seen seems to have to scrunch up their toes like I do to keep the quasi-shoe from falling off between each step. I wear them on the most infrequent of occasions - like to the beach, or the pool where I know I'm going to need to remove my footwear as soon as I arrive. I can't imagine wearing them to school, where I probably log about 3 miles of walking with a 50lb pack on my back.
Clogs, I like. We have a love/hate relationship though. If they're too loose, we get the toe-scrunchy flip-flop thing going on. If they're too tight, that's not good either. My favorite clogs are those made for winter wear. They're cozy and comfy and made for use with nice, thick socks. Mmm... on a dry winter day when I don't need to worry about stomping through slush, give me a good clog and I'm happy. For slush, my footwear of choice is either my hiking boots, or for really slushy days, my LL Bean boots.
Even on the coldest, slushiest days up here, I still see crazy lazy people on campus flip-flopping to class. You can lead a person to proper footwear, but you can't make them put their shoes and socks on.
posted by hilary at 8:50 AM |
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