9 Things You Didn’t Know About Flip Flops

By | June 27, 2018

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Actress Marianne Denicourt attends the 'Les Nuits En Or 2018' dinner gala in flip flops. The event was held at UNESCO on June 11, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

Flip-flops are the go-to footwear for women and men during the summer months…and all year round. You can find super cheap, one-dollar flip-flops and ultra-chic, expensive, designer flip-flops, and all price points in between. This style of footwear may be extremely popular, but there is a lot of history behind the flip-flop that you probably didn’t know. 

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1) Flip-Flops By Any Other Name…

Although flip-flops have been around for a lot longer, the name wasn’t assigned to this style of footwear until the 1960s. The term flip-flop was used to describe the clapping sound that is produced with the shoe slaps against the heel when you are walking. They could have easily been called slappies or cluckers or snap-snaps, but the term flip-flop stuck.