“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!