Friday, July 12, 2013

To Flip-Flop or Not

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

It's Friiiidaaay!!!!! What are ya'll plans...anything exciting?!?

So this week in our local paper there was an interesting article


What?!? But I live in my flip flops in the summer...so this got me thinking a few things:

1. What is the history of the flip flop anyways?!?



To read the rest of the flip flop history check it out here

2. On a trip to San Andres many years ago...I discovered Havaianas...and I have never worn any other kind since...and quite frankly I wouldn't even consider a different brand...that's how comfy they are...check out what they are up to as a company

3. So then I got thinking...how does wearing flip flops affect us as runners?


To see the rest of Runner's World article check it out here

4. What?!? Did someone mention "running" in flip flops


...so although I don't plan on running any races or training runs in my flippity floppity's anytime soon ever...I think my feet will "survive" and enjoy their summertime freedom in my Havaianas Flip Flops


...just one of many pairs (not joking)


What are your summer shoes of choice?


Anyone not like wearing Flip Flops?


Who's racing this weekend (and what are you wearing on your feet)?!?


21 comments:

  1. My summer shoes are Havaianas for casual, Birkenstocks for a *bit* more class and if I don't want an open toe I go with Sperry Top Siders. I only wear running shoes while running...

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  2. Sugar Coated SheridanJuly 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I don't believe I could survive summer without flip flops! And I only wear my running shoes when running (unless I'm chasing my 2 year old around).

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  3. Havaianas or wedge shoes. Like CRMike I only wear running shoes to run in.

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  4. Fit 'n' Well MommyJuly 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    I read a similar article on flip flops recently, but I just can't give them up. I love wearing my flip flops in the Summer! I recently bought some Chaco flip flips that have full arch support and are so comfy, so I think they are much better than the standard flip flips (at least I like to think so!).

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  5. Charlotte@CommitnessToFitnessJuly 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I love that article! I love flip flops! in the summer you will always find me in flip flops. they're the perfect shoe!

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  6. So comfy...easy to get on and off...what more could you ask for in a shoe right?!?!

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  7. I know right...I'm not about to give up mine either!

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  8. You're welcome for getting you hooked ;)

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  9. ...I think we need another trip to San Andres...so that we can buy them in bulk...and cheap...hehehe

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  10. sometimes we get more "running" in chasing after the kiddos - then we do on our regular runs...

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  11. This post makes me sad because it sounds like my flip-flops need to be trashed :( I LIVE in flip-flops. Even if there is snow on the ground (light snow) I wear them. This is a great article with great information! Just not what I wanted to hear haha. I'll definitely have to check out the havaianas!

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  12. Sophie @ life's philosophieJuly 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    OK, so I've been reading so much about how bad flip flops are for you, but I'm absolutely refuse to give them up! I have a permanent flip flop tan. No joke. My favorites are rainbows. Really good quality leather and sturdier than other flops.

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  13. if I would have taken a picture of my bare feet...you would have seen my "thong" tan lines as well...tehehehe

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  14. It's just too bad that they are kinda expensive here in North America...when we 1st discovered them in San Andres I think we paid around $5 for them compared to the $24.99 they sell for here

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  15. I like flip flops that have a bit of a heel! Unless I'm working out, I always have on flip flops or sandals in the summer!

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  16. Brittany NettlesJuly 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    To give up or not to give up... that is the question! I have a serious love affair with my summer sandals. I only wear them, however, when I'm not in my running shoes! That's not often, needless to say. Great post!

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  17. Flip flops are literally THE only shoes I wear all summer long, other than my running shoes. I don't think I could ever give them up! They're just so easy and comfy!

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