Friday, July 10, 2009

Thongs Anyone?

I grew-up calling these thongs.

Anyone else with me on this? I never even heard the word "flip-flops" until I met Jed 11 years ago. I had assumed the term flip-flop was an East Coast thing and just moved on merrily with my life.

In my house growing up, thongs were shoes meant for scummy showers and beaches only. I had a blue pair of thongs that were only worn when camping, using public showers or for walking from your car to the ocean. That was it.

Thongs were not a fashion statement, and certainly not everyday footwear. Thank god.

..and I am sorry, but thongs are not comfortable. I hate them. I have noticed the past few years, EVERYBODY I know wears them everywhere they go? Believe me, I have tried to be a sheep and wear them too - have tried numerous pairs on..but they hurt and feel frickin' weird between my toes. Seriously annoying. How can these be comfortable for everyday wear? You can't even run in them. As a mom, I find the need to run after things and kids daily. As a kid, well, they just need to run.

My girls BEGGED me to buy them some - so I did. They hate them and have asked why their friends like them. I love my girls.

Am I alone in calling them thongs? Is flip-flop now the only acceptable term? Sometimes I just like to call them thongs to make people giggle.

All I know if that I will never convert....by wearing them or changing their name.

Now, you want a comfortable thong - I started wearing these 10 years ago and will never go back to panty lines again. LOVE them. This is a thong I can stand "behind" and completely recommend.

xoxo,t

8 comments:

Aunt Sandy said...

I of an older generation am with you....remind me to tell you the funny story of when I took Matt's girlfriend shopping and we bought what I called "thongs" - you can only imagine....

Heather said...

yes as a kid i wore the thongs you speak of. the underwear sort were G-strings.

i do wear flip flops now and am ok with them. but i catch myself trying not to call them thongs.

Amy M said...

I have never heard of them called thongs...I have always heard them called flip-flops.....I love my flip-flops:) AmyM

Stacey said...

Black rubber soles w/ rainbow colors through them, with red nylon and red suade uppers... they were the only style offered back in late 70's and I loved them, think I had red, blue and yellow... still love them and so does Olivia... As for my boys... not so much...

Ginny said...

The thong shoes were and are uncomfortable - sorry, but I can't imagine "thong" underwear sticking in your butt would be any better!

Kristi Pohl said...

I only ever knew them as thongs as well, but converted to calling them flip flops because I liked how it sounded. I love them for the pool, or running out to water my yard, but in MY day the 'in' sandals were Dr. Scholls. And I could never understand why walking on wood was supposed to be comfortable. As for the other kind of thong....give me my Victoria's Secret Hi Leg Briefs any old day...

houseofestrogen said...

I grew up calling them thongs too, and my mom still calls them thongs. I am a big fan of both types of thongs and wear the shoe variety almost daily... and practically year-round. When it gets cold enough for socks, I'll throw on a clog of some sort, but 75% of the year, I'm in flip flops. I honestly can't stand to wear anything else. Nina is the same way. It kills her that they don't let her wear flip flops at school. I hardly buy her any shoes that aren't flip flops since she hates wearing anything else so much.

Jill R said...

Well, since I don't wear butt flossers, I still call thongs for the feet "thongs", LOL (and no, I don't wear foot thongs either). Flip Flops takes too long to say anyway.

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