There is evidence of these form of sandals as an item of footwear in most civilisations. The item of footwear in most civilisations. The funny thing though is that different civilisations often used different toes for the thong...The Greeks, for example, made use of the big toe; the Romans, the second toe; and the Mesapotanians, the third toe.
Flip-flops (also called zōri, thongs, jandals, or a variety of other names throughout the world) are a type of open-toed sandal typically worn in casual situations, such as outside or at the beach. They consist of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap that passes between the first and second toes and around either side of the foot. They may also be held to the foot with a single strap over the front of the foot rather than a thong. The name "flip-flop" originated because of the sound that is made by slapping between the sole of the foot and the floor when walking.
The total sales for 2009 was approximated at 20 Billion dollars.
I have a pair in every color. Love to wear them all spring and summer.
We are expecting a big winter storm on Thursday so no flip-flops for awhile yet.
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