Saturday, July 19, 2008

Now Why Didn't I think of that......

Last weekend I went up to Pawley's Island to see a good friend of mine who is down visiting from VA. We are so much alike, including the fact that our boys were born exactly a month apart (her 8 year old is one month older and her 5 year old is one month younger). I just wish she lived closer. But we do get to see each other at least once a year.

Anyhow, we went shopping and I came across the most ingenious product called the Switch Flops. The whole concept is that you buy one pair of base flip-flops (either flat or wedge) and just switch out the straps. The straps are held in place with Velcro and come in 3 sizes to correspond to your shoe size.

The straps come in dozens of styles and colors so you could easily find one to suit your taste. They are relatively easy to change out although at first I tried to get them lined up exactly and just about drove myself nuts (let's just say I have issues, okay?). Finally I realized that they were not going to be in perfect alignment and that is okay because once they are on your foot, you don't notice that.

So say one day you feel funky, then you may want to try the swirled Chloe strap. If you are feeling hip and daring, you might slip on the black and white O’Malley with the skull and cross bone button. Personally I like the orange and brown striped Maggie.

It's such a simple concept, it makes you say, "Now why didn't I think of that". Of course I did say that and while I was trying on a pair, two ladies came over and said the same thing.


Kim Eckhardt said...

It was great to see you, too, Becky! Those flops are incredibly cool, aren't they? Did you figure out how to make the ribbons yet? ;)

elexisb said...

AH! Why didn't I think of that too?! I don't know about the velcro though. Doesn't seem like it's hold well on a shoe. Awesome idea though.