July 21, 2005


I turned to Annika for commentary, for she's the one with the shoe fetish, but no word from her yet on...um...flipflopgate? Apparently some girls wore flip-flops to the White House and it's caused a ruckus for, well, people who are older than the flip flop craze of late. To be honest, until the news pointed it out, I didn't even notice their footwear. Flip-flops have come a long way from being "shower shoes", so I don't think they were that inappropriate. But the ones I saw were classier than the two dollar Walmart bin shoes, so I don't know. I own some cheapo flip-flops myself, which I would never wear with a nice outfit, but I also own some classier flip-flop-like sandals that I would probably not consider disrespectful towards the White House. Your thoughts, Annika?

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1 Now you know full well that you would be singing a different tune if you knew for a fact that those women were Democrats. Then it would be all about their lack of respect for "Sir President Bush." Good thing that Harvard doesn't have a killer lacrosse team!

Posted by: Pericles at July 21, 2005 06:55 PM (hHudX)

2 We had a fairly conventional wedding last summer. My wife wore a very stylish pair of flip flops, cute pink with daisies on them. I see no problem with them.

Posted by: Paulie at The Commons at July 21, 2005 08:50 PM (4KwiQ)

3 i bought these just recently. i don't know if i'd wear them to the white house, but i do think they're way cute.

Posted by: annika at July 21, 2005 10:21 PM (SLBbG)

4 I was actually gonna post something similar to this. Today I had a meeting with a vedor. Here I go, slacks, button down shirt, jacket and very nice flip flops. No issue. In fact - I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn "real shoes" to work this summer. I'm in an office - in sales. No Big Deal!!

Posted by: Tammi at July 22, 2005 09:02 PM (Z7Q0/)

5 A few days back I had to differ. Still do. http://urbanelephants.com/nyc/node/87

Posted by: Sean at July 23, 2005 01:20 AM (Evr8K)

6 I'd have to agree with Sean, at least in the USA. Flip-flops are a bit too casual for a formal setting, and meeting the President, however one feels about him, is one of those times. It is, to me, a matter of respect. It is also not that newsworthy really. So while the girls should have put on shoes, the newspapers didn't have to care so much about it.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at August 02, 2005 01:38 PM (2ZRmz)

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