Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flipflop - letter F

When I first saw this picture last year I couldn't tell what the object was made from--but looking closer I realized it was from flip-flops.






Source:  Wickepedia

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.


The above pair of sandals are leather and are from the New Kingdom of Egypt (ca 1550-1307).

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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Ann

16 comments:

Sue McPeak said...

That is unbelievable! FlipFlops Sculpture...really pretty neat, and interesting information about footwear, we all love for the comfort and coolness. Fun Post.

Leslie: said...

That's a fabulous sculpture made of flip-flops aka thongs. Except if I say "thongs" younger folk think I mean those string under panties! lol

Leslie
abcw team

LONDONLULU said...

That flip-flop sculpture is amazing! (Fantastic and fabulous.) I grew up in the tropics so this was standard footwear, but now living in the midst of a cold northeastern American winter...I can't wait for spring so I can pull these out again!

photowannabe said...

I guess that is really repurposing... That is a great colorful sculpture.
Flip Flops and summer just go together.

Roger Owen Green said...

funky footwear, funky art
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hildred said...

I have given up on flip flops, - can't stand anything between my toes, but I think I must be neurotic about that as they are universally popular!

Meester Uttley said...

Very cute and cool.
Borrowing these shots for Wordless Wednesday!

Uttley

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I would not have guessed that the top picture was made of flip flops. Interesting facts of different placements of the toes for the flip flops. Hope you stay warm during the storm!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great post sis!

Carver said...

Wow, the flip flop sculptures are fantastic. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Julie said...

I love flip flops. How fun is this! Nice to think flip flop on a night where we are expecting LOTS of snow!

RamblingRound said...

Well, this just flips me out! LOL Amazing what the imagination can create.

Theresa said...

Awesome! I love flip flops and I probably have that many:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Marleen said...

That is brilliant, I have never seen anything like this!

Melanie said...

My grandfather used to refer to flip-flops as "go-aheads" because they tend to trip you up if you try to walk backwards in them. (Of course he had me test it for myself. *giggle*)

Fun and surprising post! Different toe positions in different cultures... Fascinating!

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's amazing!

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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