Warning about flip flops

I bought a pair of mail order flip flops, went for a short 50 metre walk to the beach and someone dropped an icecream on me.

I'm an experienced beach bum and thought I should warn you about buying these dangerous flip flops.


  • LOL!

    You plonker!
  • tee hee hee hee hee!
  • I once ran the coast to coast in a pair of flip flops. They made a funny sound a bit like flop flip. Imagine my suprise when I discovered that I'd got them on the wrong feet. I won't be making that mistake again.
  • FF - I think if you heard flop flip they were on back to front, not on the wrong feet. Please check your facts before posting on here!
  • No, OB, when they're on back-to-front, they go "polf, pilf".
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Surely pilf, polf, Swerve?

    You must have them back to front, AND on the wrong feet.
  • No, just back-to-front. I'm an over-pronator, you see.
  • So you need motion control flip flops...
  • Tee hee hee ! I'm gonna hafta duck out of these threads now, before people suspect.

    Very very funny !
  • This is fantastic, making the time on my boring course fly by!
  • Motion conrol flip flopd..
    pilf, polf

    Absolutely crying wiht laughter
  • Can anyone tell me if the Asics Kayano Flip Flop IX is as good as the Kayano Flip Flop VIII. I find the version VIII fli flop is superb, it not only keeps the sand out of my toes but they look great with my bermuda shorts and hawaian shirt!
  • BBB - it shouldn't matter what they look like - as long as they fit well - try lots on at the shop and buy the ones that fit best - don't forget to wear your usual socks when doing this!

  • Or the frenchman who wears flip flops..

    Philippe Philoppe
  • Serious question, where can I get hold of XC or trail flip flops as I would like to use them in the Sodbury Slog? And how do the compare with the Sodbury slip slops?
  • I customise my flip flops to XC by pushing drawing pins through the sole.

    As an experience flip flop user, I generally push the pins downwards from the upper side of the sole.
  • Should you wish to procure acupuncture flip flops, on the other hand...
  • MK - there's always someone who takes things just a bit too far and spoils what was a seriuous thread!!

    Philippe Philloppe - brilliant H!
  • But if the pins stick into you make your feet bleed after running 10K, will you then wear then in a 1/2 marathon?
  • Yes, but I'd try replacing the drawing pins with 6 inch nails to see if that made them better.
  • Then write a letter of complaint to the manufacturer I hope
  • I think that RW is going to provide a complete, tried and true review of all flip flops, plif plofs, and indeed slop sligs in next month's mag.

    Along with the pants reviews, of course!

  • Under the headline "Racing Flats"
  • with the pins as spikes of course. x-country flip flops then?
  • Try kicking one off your foot and across the room.

    It goes... fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip flop.

  • To whom it may concern,

    I am a serious flip flop wearer and have been walking about in flip flops for several years. I took Waapster's advice and kicked one off my foot and across the room. It actually went fliiiiiiiiiiiip thwack as it hit one of my work collegues right between the eyes.

    As a result I have now got two black eyes, a broken nose and several teeth knocked out of my mouth.

    You have been warned.
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Sorry - I had to......
  • SezzSezz ✭✭✭
  • Best old boinged thread I've read. I nearly pee'd my pants.
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