Don't they look so good?
So trend setting?
That's all very well for those who like to flip flop in style but what if you're like me? What if you cannot wear Flip, or even Fit, Flops? What if you simply cannot abide things... or thongs... between your sensitive little tootsies? What then?
Oh, you have alternatives? Oh goody.... goody-two-shoes. Let's see, do you mean these....
Seriously? That's it? Come on Fitflop, surely you can offer us non-toe-thong wearers a better, more blingified alternative?
It's not rocket science. You could still follow your trademark design of starting at the back of the shoe giving a deep V at the front you know. Instead of two bands going straight across you could have them crisscrossing .... and BLINGIFY them. For example, no.1 alternative could have been made nicer material with some bling attached. Ya don't gotta save all the jazzy material for thong toes folk ya know!
Why are us non-thong wearers subjected to boring, brown 'mammy' alternatives? Patent leather clogs really don't cut it with me either!
Any skechers tone ups trend-setting marketeer reading needn't feel too smug either! Here's an example of your alternatives...
Seriously folks, I have been studying this since last summer and have also viewed this summer's offerings here in Ireland, and unfortunately I can see no real differences. Except a €20 hike in prices for FitFlops that is. Dear FitFlop: there is a recession on, in case you haven't noticed.
I am totally fed up of going into numerous shops and being confronted with a wall-to-wall presentation of trendy flip flops with only a small section of slip-on footwear for non-thongers such as myself.
I know flip flops have been on trend for years, centuries even. And I'm not one to buck tradition, even if this does date back to the Egyptians and beyond and perhaps you think what's good enough for Tutankhamen should be good enough for me...
Personally speaking I think it is time for us non-toe-thong wearers to stand up and be counted, so to speak.
Are ye with me, or agin me???
Are you ready to stand up in your non-blingified non-toe-thongs and be counted?
Are you ready to join with me and say.... Blingify me?!
Seriously, I reckon that this is a definite opportunity for shoe manufacturers to fill a niche market. No one else is doing it.
If FitFlops, sketchers or ANY interested shoe manufacturers are reading I'd be more than happy to try out any prototype you have to offer and to review it here for all to read.
Just sayin' like!