Flip Flops

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What are Flip Flops?

Flip Flops are a type of flat sandals without a back, which consist of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap. The Y-shaped strap is known as a toe thong that passes between the first and second toes. The name flip-flop has been used since the 1960s by American and British people to describe the thong or no-heel-strap sandal. The term flip-flop is very interesting because it derives from the clapping sound that is produced when the shoe slaps against the heel. However, it can be called by various names in different countries. In Australia, people call this type of sandal thongs or pluggers. In Japan, it is jandals but in South Africa and Zimbabwe it can be called “ slops” or “ visplakkies”. In addition, it is vietnamki in Russia and tsinelas in the Philippines. The flip-flop is known as one of the oldest forms of footwear. This kind of footwear is lightweight and easy to remove as well as put on.

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What is the difference between Flip Flops and Sandals?

Parameter of Comparison

Flip Flops

Sandals

What are they?

Flat soles attached with a Y-shaped strap between the positions of the big toe and the small toe to hold your feet back.

Flat or high-heeled soles over which straps and thongs are attached to firmly hold the sole along with ankle support.

Looks

More casual and indoor wear.

Sophisticated and can also be worn outdoors.

Ankle Support

No

A durable strap using a buckle or velcro at the ankle

Material

Rubber, cotton, coconut, or hemp.

Leather, wood, or rubber.

Usage

Used while taking a shower, going on a vacation, or walking on a beach, etc. 

Used during vacations, or for going to outdoor places like shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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