I've never owned a pair...
Never owned a pair of flip-flops?!? Dude, you are
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
! 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!