What's with the rubber flip flops?

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Registered: 03-29-1999
What's with the rubber flip flops?
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Mon, 05-03-2004 - 9:25am
We are at an ice cream shop (Graeters....Mmmmmm) on Friday night and a family came in who had obviously been to the track all day. (The Friday before Derby is as "fancy" as Derby Day.) There were teenagish Daughters, mom, grandma, etc in their nice suits and dresses. The girls were wearing rubber flip flops. You know the kind you can buy at Walgreens for $2.00.

I've seen these shoes everywhere with "nice" clothes. I guess that the girls could have been wearing nice shoes all day and changed because their feet hurt, but I kind of doubt it.

We were in a restaurant last night and there was a lady in nice pants and sweater with theses shoes. They even have them in Chadwicks with a little heal on them????

I'm so confused!!!

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 10:36am
I guess truly casual shoes are in.
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Registered: 03-29-1999
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 10:57am
Are you talking about rubber and plastic ones or just thong type sandles that are leather or at least leather-looking? I've seen thongs (the shoes not the underwear) that I thought were dressier. But these are just rubber flip flops.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 12:09pm
I am talking rubber and plastic.
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Registered: 12-29-1999
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 2:36pm
I don't know...but I've seen it as well. As some of you know, I do some volunteer work w/my sorority as a regional advisor. One of my chapters had their big spring formal a few weeks ago and some of the women wore flip flops with their formals. I can NOT imagine. Why shell out big bucks for a dress if you're going to wear $2 shoes with it? YUCK!

I admit, I wear them with jeans and casual clothes in the summer--but NEVER w/anything dressy. Yuck, yuck, yuck!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 4:50pm
Better or worse than VPL, Christi?

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