Go topless this summer with strapless flip-flops.
They've been around for some time, but I've yet to see anyone wearing them. Maybe that’s because they haven’t caught on here, or they feel funky on your feet. But whatever the reason, I can’t wait to see them gain popularity. I’m talking, of course, about topless flip-flops.
The idea is sheer simplicity. Take a regular flip-flop, remove all of the straps and place a sticky substance on the sole. In effect, you’re walking around barefoot (which is very cool for folks annoyed by the infamous flip-flop tan lines). Below, a video from one of the many websites now offering "nude" flip-flops explains it all.
How long do they stay sticky for?
I did some digging on this. Various sites offering the sandals have various answers. Most say that the sandals stay sticky until they get too dirty, then you simply wash them with some soapy water and the sticky surface is refreshed. And after 1 year, you'll probably have to replace them. But at $12.99 a pair, no big deal.
What are the main advantages?
No tan lines. That's the biggie (not for me, I'm as white as an albino ghost). Another huge advantage is the rubbing you don't get between your toes. With regular flip-flops, many people suffer from blisters and irritation from the strap. No more. Also, they don't fall off! I have this problem with my current flip-flops, but with topless sandals the sole is stuck to your foot. And when you're done, you peel it off.
Where do I get a pair?
Just do a google search for "topless sandals" or "topless flip-flops" and you'll be taken to a plethora of stores. Personally, I like Amazon.com.
They're as trustworthy as online stores get. But if you find them cheaper somewhere else, it's your call. Now, let's get naked everyone. Summer isn't around for much longer.
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