June 3: The mighty jandal

 

“Flip-flops, thongs, sandals, zories, slip slaps, thongs, pluggers, toesies, jandals or slippers are an open type of outdoor footwear, consisting of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap, like a thin thong, that passes between the first (big) and second toes and around either side of the foot. Flip-flops may also be held to the foot with a single strap over the front of the foot rather than a thong. Unlike sandals, flip-flops do not secure the ankle.”( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip-flops) A pretty accurate description of jandals right there for our friends in the US. Can be worn in the summer or winter, with shorts, jeans, pants or socks. A fantastic multi-purpose item really… I don’t know what they are called in the US, but they are pretty popular in NZ. And now they are flying through the nights-sky for day 153!

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2 thoughts on “June 3: The mighty jandal

  1. In the US, we call them flip-flops. Regardless of how rugged or athletic, or thin and flimsy, or bright and decorative they might be, they are all flip-flops. (I think I’ve heard them referred to as sandals — which is incorrect.) They are probably as popular here as they are there.

    Thanks for the lesson, and the photo in my honor 🙂

    • Good to hear they are as popular over there! And flip-flops makes sense… Better than the Australian “thongs” any day of the week! Australians…
      Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

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