Flip-Flop APB

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(Photos taken in 2006)

Many years ago, I bought a pair of denim rhinestone flip-flops at Target. The flip-flops quickly became my constant companions. They went with everything in my closet, and I wore them nonstop for several summers in a row. But eventually the cheap footbeds totally compressed, and they became too painful to wear anymore. I grieved.

Despite extensive browsing every year, by me and by friends nationwide, I’ve never found another pair of flip-flops like these. I should have gone back that first summer and gotten several more pairs, but I foolishly believed that Target would keep making them. I hadn’t yet learned that there’s no continuity in fashion retail, and that if you love it, you better buy ten of it because it’s not coming back. But that’s a complaint for another day.

I love the denim, but I’d also be happy with a nice pair of non-denim dark blue flip-flops that will go with denim. I need to find something, because I can’t spend another summer in navy blue flip-flops with the Corona logo on the soles. They were the closest substitution I could find, and that’s just sad. There are TONS of cute denim options in wedges right now, and I love wedges, but they’re not ideal for running errands or walking long distances.

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3 Responses to Flip-Flop APB

  1. Stacy says:

    You should totally get those denim wedges from Macy’s. Real shoes are better for your feet than flip flops anyway! I never go out in anything flatter than 2 inches and my feet are fine – it’s all a state of mind! ;)

  2. Brenda says:

    Oh I meant to tell you! I went and tried them on last weekend, but the strap hurt between my toes, and I could tell I’d get blisters and stuff. I’m still bummed about it. They were beautiful!

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