Friday, July 10, 2009
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.
Posted by Tracy at 6:29 AM