Jack Johnson (Remember Him?) Just Debuted a Line of Hippie Flip-Flops

Jack Johnson, whom you might remember from lazy summer days at the beach circa 2002, is still knocking around, rambling from sunny outdoor venue to sunny outdoor venue with a guitar slung over his back. And he wants you able to live the Jack Johnson lifestyle, as well. Hence the announcement of his own line of… » 4/22/14 6:30pm 4/22/14 6:30pm

Mitt-Flops: The Only Abortion-Themed Campaign Footwear You Need

Are you tired of always looking at Mitt Romney's face without being able to punch it? Are you angered by his upsetting and constantly evolving position on abortion? Then these are the perfect shoes for you: Mitt-Flops! They're flip-flops with Mitt's face on them, but they also feature his contradictory, flip-flopping » 3/01/12 10:30am 3/01/12 10:30am

'Fat Monkey' Sculpture Is Made From 10,000 Pairs Of Flip Flops

"Macaco Gordo" — or "The Fat Monkey" in English — is a 45-foot long, florescent-colored monkey that resides in the middle of a park in Sao Paolo, Brazil. This monkey statue is different, though, because he isn't made from bronze, stone, or even plaster of paris — he's made from 10,000 pairs of flip flops. The… » 10/12/11 5:25pm 10/12/11 5:25pm

Flip-Flops Cause More Foot Problems Than High Heels

Britain's NHS reports that more than 200,000 people need medical treatment every year due to flip-flops; they cause long-term problems including shin splints, weakened tendons and aching toes. The takeaway: we just can't win. » 7/29/10 10:18am 7/29/10 10:18am

Sore Subjects

"Q. Let's talk about abortion. A. I want more jobs in New York...Q. And we are going to get to that. But first, we know you describe yourself as 'pro-life..." The story's bad enough. The full interview's worse. [NYT] » 1/13/10 11:40am 1/13/10 11:40am

Summer Style? Prepare For The Agony Of The Feet

Every year, there's a story about how your shoes are hurting you. In this article, a podiatrist advises against flip-flops, noting that they cause tendonitis. Sir: You will pry my flip-flops from my cold, dead hands. » 4/14/09 4:20pm 4/14/09 4:20pm

Would You Listen To Abba With This Guy?

Oh, John. Back in 2000, you were a Maverick, almost Tom Cruise-like, with your rakish smile and your willingness to buck the system that we all hated so much. You charmed us, led us to believe that you were different than all those other pilots in all those other bars who would try and fail to sing to our souls, or at… » 6/10/08 10:00am 6/10/08 10:00am

Yves Saint Laurent Dies At 71

Flip-Flops Out, Orthopaedics In

Flip-flops: The ultimate in comfortable warm-weather footwear? Apparently not! The little pieces of rubber are, in fact, seemingly no better than high heels, causing conditions like inflamed Achilles tendons, hammer toes, and fungal infections, amongst other things. Fun! Things may be looking up for the shoe-obsessed… » 7/02/07 12:47pm 7/02/07 12:47pm

And Then There Were None...

First they came for our stilettos, and we did not speak, because they were creating too much pain and credit card debt. Then they came for our flip-flops, and we did not speak, because we knew in our heart of hearts they were ugly anyway. But today they came for our ballet flats, and we did not speak, because we were… » 5/14/07 7:44pm 5/14/07 7:44pm