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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2004, 10:41 AM »
Hmmm... Those aren't flip-flops though, those are sandals right?

Flip Flops have to have the toe grabber thingy don't they?

A toe thong I guess you would call it!  :D

This is the real Flip Flop!  ;D


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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2004, 10:43 AM »
While lying on the nude beach fishing this weekend I was admiring my buddies pair of...

I really liked how his...

He had nice flip flops, they were Nike and sort of like Mikey's only without the bumps on the part where your foot goes

I've never owned a pair and I don't really like how they feel, if I was going to go for open air footwear I would look at Birkenstock as my wife has raved about them for the last 7 years non stop and has been many a Christmas and Birthday present for her



Looks like they make a Flip Flop too

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2004, 10:46 AM »
Any newlyweds need Flip-Flops for the Honeymoon on the beach?

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2004, 01:16 PM »
I've never owned a pair...

Never owned a pair of flip-flops?!?   Dude, you are weird...   ::)

Hemish, I think "flip-flops" used to be called "thongs" here too, for quite a while, but when bathing suit "thongs" really became popular (ove the past 10 years or so), they pretty much took over the "thong" name for good - hence the more popular name of "flip-flops" now.   ;)

Dale, I agree with Rob - those are definitely sandles sandals!  Anything that you can't just stick your feet in and go, but rather something that requires massive amounts of strapping up and prep time, ain't flip-flops!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2004, 01:38 PM by JediMAC »

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2004, 01:23 PM »

Dale, I agree with Rob - those are definitelysandles!  Anything that you can't just stick your feet in and go, but rather something that requires massive amounts of strapping up and prep time, ain't flip-flops!

So is it Sandles or Sandals?  :P

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2004, 01:26 PM »
I'm still wearing old Nike Air Deschutz.  Used to work at a sporting goods store that went out of business, so stocked up during clearance.  They last a good 4-5 years.  

Have some equally old Australian flip flops called Kix.  Really wide platform, good flotation in sand.  Think the company went out of business though.  
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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2004, 03:13 PM »
I've never owned a pair...

Never owned a pair of flip-flops?!?   Dude, you are weird...   ::)

Have YOU ever owned a pair of these???



I think we're even in our footwear weirdness
« Last Edit: July 27, 2004, 03:14 PM by OCB »

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2004, 03:15 PM »
Have YOU ever owned a pair of these???

No.

I'm not an eskimo...

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2004, 03:19 PM »
So how practical are flip-flops if I can wear them for the 3 weeks out of the year when its above 32 degrees and not raining or swarming mosquitos? ::)

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2004, 03:26 PM »
I think you should go with the home made Ultra-Light Flip Flop's.  ;D


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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2004, 06:10 PM »
I'd try to wait for the larger size.  I've had a lot of flip-flops, and it's been my experience that they kinda suck when they're a half size too short, and your heel is falling off the back just a little.  Much better to go a half size bigger if possible, which isn't even noticeable when you're wearing them.

Well, MAC-daddy, I took your advice, and found a site that had the green Sanuks in size 11, and just ordered them a second ago (www.zappos.com).  This same site didn't have any 11s over the weekend, when I checked with them, so they must have just gotten them in.

Anyway, I'm very excited about my new flip-flops.  The wait to get them will surely be excruciating, but rest assured that I will be back here with a lengthy, detailed review (with pics!) as soon as I do get them, which I will also be e-mailing to jjks, as per his request.
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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2004, 06:22 PM »
. . .And I just wanted to say how proud I am of this thread--it has easily turned into the single-finest thread about flip-flops I've ever seen in my seven-plus years of Star Wars-related newsgroups and message boards.

Everybody, give yourselves a hand (or a foot, as it were)!

(Groan)

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2004, 06:31 PM »
. . .And I just wanted to say how proud I am of this thread--it has easily turned into the single-finest thread about flip-flops I've ever seen in my seven-plus years of Star Wars-related newsgroups and message boards.

Everybody, give yourselves a hand (or a foot, as it were)!

(Groan)

 :-\

This thread has now officially Jumped the Shark

Anyone care to christen the name of the SW Message Board equivalent?

« Last Edit: July 27, 2004, 06:32 PM by OCB »

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2004, 06:36 PM »
Bent the Wookiee?

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Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2004, 06:37 PM »
Bent the Wookiee?

Well, I do like that....hmm