After occasions, fit is the next key to flip flop bliss. Fit is more than whether the flip flop is roughly the same length and width of your foot.
Don't let the apparent simplicity that is a flip flop fool you. Though, at their core, they are merely a combination of sole and strap the interplay of these pieces is as complex as that of the best Japanese ramen.
While, as discussed in fit, a flip flop is at its core a very simple thing however, there is a universe of variety when it comes to style.
No item can convey the variety of emotion,status,culture as can the flip flop. Flip flops are the Marlin Brando of footwear, nothing has more range.
When selecting a flip flop many people tend to place comfort at the top of the list of considerations.
There is a name for the marjority of these people and it is "Men" or more specifically "Dads".
Since most men and nearly all Dads can't be bothered to have read steps 1 - 4 (Occasion, Fit, Style, and Traction) It is very unlikely that they are reading this so I'll keep it short.
Often overlooked until after it is too late, traction can make or break the flip flop experience. Like much in life this is something that one must gain experience to know as it can cause all of the effort put into occasion, fit and style to crash and burn as ungracefully and completely as the Hindenburg.
Everyone will notice. For example, on wet surfaces some flops get a bit dodgy while others should come with a helmet, elbow pads and a goverment warning - you will fall hard if you wear these on wet tile.
This is a state of Flip Flop Life Perfection that very few can attain. Many try but most fail. When achieved it carries with it a balance of apathy and concern, supreme success and perfect failure
Dudeness is simultaneously an object of desire and disdain. It rises above the embodies Occasion, Fit, Style, Traction, and Comfort. It is the Flip Flop Life paradise that we all hope to achieve. It is Flip Flop life bliss.
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