Here at the studio, we feel very strongly about the flip flop. All of us, with the exception of Garance, are anti flip flop. Maybbbbeeeeee for the beach but there is absolutely no freakin’ way Brie, Erik, Emily, Amanda or I are wearing that piece of rubber with a flimsy thong attached to it in the dirty streets of New York. No way.
Even a sandal is tricky in this city. By the end of the day you have a mysterious layer of black soot caked to the bottom of your feet. I think i tried to wear flip flops once, when I first moved to New York from Los Angeles (more acceptable there). By the end of the day my whole foot was black. Plus you just feel so exposed to all the spit loogies, vomit, and cloudy puddles that you encounter in a New York minute. Garance however, disagrees with us. She feels like it is just as much of a shoe as the Adidas slides that we all love (I stand by my opinion but she is probably right).
What do you think? Is a flip flop an acceptable shoe to walk around the city in?