One of my many neurosis is that my shoes must make particular sounds. I either need a solid enough rubber tip that I can creep on silent cat-feet or the authoritarian click-click-click of your sternest middle school principal. Under no circumstances do I want THAWK-THWUCK-TRAWK announcing my arrival.
Sound factor aside, I don't like my feet being as exposed as they are in flip-flops. Sure, it's great for heat management, but I always seem to end up skinning my feet in some bizarre way. It's a gift.
The scant structure also helps me give in to the tendency to roll my ankles. That is not a gift, as I've noticed many women in the summer with their feet twisted oddly in sparse shoes.
Although, with their crazy low price and minimal design flip-flops are certainly the best beach shoe imaginable.
What do you think of flip-flops and where will you wear them?