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In praise of flip-flops: the most versatile shoe ever

Oh for God’s sake: Why not a flip-flop?

A comfy bed for the foot, a deftly engineered thong squinched between two toes, no excess, no towering look-at-me-toddling-down-the-street heel, all minimalism, all function, a shoe that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe himself could love.

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