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Flip-flops are a sort of footwear that is commonly used for informal purposes. They have a flat sole that is kept loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap called a toe thong that runs between the first and second toes and across both sides of the foot, or they might have a firm foundation with a strap across all toes (these can also be called sliders or slides).

This kind of footwear, which dates back to the ancient Egyptians about 1,500 B.C., has been used by people of various civilizations all over the world.

The flip-flop was popularized in the United States as a result of soldiers bringing them back from Japan after World War II. Beginning in the 1960s, they became a popular unisex summer shoe.

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Since the 1960s, the word “flip-flop” has been used to designate the thong or no-heel-strap sandal in both American and British English. It’s an onomatopoeia for the sound sandals make as you walk in them. In Australia, they’re known as thongs (or pluggers), in New Zealand, they’re known as jandals (a trademarked name derived from “Japanese sandals”), in South Africa and Zimbabwe, they’re known as slops or “visplakkies,” and in the Philippines, they’re known as tsinelas (or, in some Visayan localities, “smagol”, from the word smuggled).

They go by a number of names across the world, including slippers in the Philippines, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.

They are known as vietnamki in RussiaUkraine, and post-Soviet nations.

Thong sandals have been used for thousands of years, with images of them appearing in ancient Egyptian paintings going back to 4,000 BC. Papyrus leaves were used to make a pair that was discovered in Europe and dated to be around 1,500 years old. The materials used in the early iterations of flip-flops were diverse.

Papyrus and palm leaves were used to make ancient Egyptian sandals. Rawhide was used by the Maasai tribe of Africa to make them. They were fashioned of wood in IndiaRice straw was utilized in China and Japan. In South America, the sisal plant leaves were used to produce sandal twine, whereas the indigenous of Mexico utilized the yucca plant.

The Ancient Greeks and Romans also wore flip-flops. The toe strap was worn between the first and second toes in Greek sandals, and between the second and third toes in Roman sandals. The strap between the third and fourth toes distinguishes these from the Mesopotamian sandals. A similar chappal (“toe knob”) sandal, with no straps but a tiny knob between the first and second toes, was popular in India. Padukas are the name given to them.

Soldiers returning from World War II carried Japanese zri with them, and the contemporary flip-flop grew in popularity in the United States. It became popular in the 1950s, amid the postwar boom and following the Korean War’s cessation of hostilities. The sandals were revamped and transformed into the brilliant hues that dominated 1950s style as they got accepted into American popular culture.

They rapidly became popular in beach-themed businesses and as summer shoes due to their convenience and comfort. During the 1960s, flip-flops became synonymous with the California beach lifestyle. As a result, they were marketed as a casual item that could be worn with shortsswimming suits, or summer dresses. As they grew in popularity, some people began to wear them for more formal or dressy situations.

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