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May 27, 2007

Lip Balm Flip-Flops


Say what?

Long story short: There's a built-in holder on the strap for your sun block, ChapStick or whatever you're carrying — finally, hands-free at the beach, the way it always should be.

Julia Feldmeier brought this tricked-out footgear to my attention in an item appearing in today's Washington Post "Trendspotter" feature; it follows.

    Simple Ca-Bana Flip-Flops

    As a ChapStick addict, I freak out when I discover that I'm lip balm-less. Enter Simple's flip-flops, which have a built-in holder for a ChapStick tube across the strap, ensuring that I need look no farther than my foot for a fix. Go on, say it: Gross. But once I got over my hesitation about carrying a lip product so close to the ground (and my toes), I fell in love. These are the supportive flip-flops I've tried. The insole is made of cork and rubber, molded to the foot's contour and lined with a soft suede. The straps are suede, too, so I felt none of the usual chafing that comes with breaking in new sandals. And while many of my flimsier flops have been pierced by gravel or glass (ah, the joys of city living), these have a firm rubber outsole that could probably prevail if I tap danced in an open box of tacks. Not that I plan to take my little test that far, but you get the point. These kicks are kickers.



$55 (tube of Burt's Bees not included).

May 27, 2007 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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