No, not THAT kind of thong – I am talking about the the old-fashioned kind – the flat, very open and backless rubber sandal held onto the foot by a loose y-shaped aparatus that goes between your first two toes. Now they call them flip flops, but when I was a little girl, they were “thongs.”
I just bought 2 pairs at Target for $2.99 each.
And as I slipped a pair on to do some gardening the other day, I realized that the design has not changed one iota , except for the name change, since I was 4, because the first shoes I remember owning, the very first pair I can recall putting on and looking at admiringly after my mom purchased them for 47-cents at the five-and-dime, were little red thongs. The dye wasn’t like now, though, so the color was muted, like all polaroid photos from the early 60s are. And I wore the life right out of those things, a humble pair of cheap thongs.
Of all the shoes I’ve owned and those yet to come, will any ever be so sweet? Maybe. I am pretty fond of my Danskos now.
Remembering where the shoe love-affair began…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: find a pair of muted red, buy
NOTE TO THE CONCERNED: Fear not, I only call them flip-flops now.
pictured: a google image…I wouldn’t allow Dave to wear those