Once upon a time, flip-flops were cheap, rubber thongs that you wore to wash
your car or schlep to the beach.
Nowadays, they're a summertime craze. No longer just dull drugstore
specials, the sandals with the V-shaped straps turn up everywhere in
eye-popping shades, from hot pink to lime green. They come adorned with
spangles, flowers, and college logos. One company even created flip-flops with
a built-in bottle opener.
Fun and fashionable, flip-flops have their place in your shoe closet,