Is The Flip Flop Officially The New Dad Sneaker?

by MR Magazine Staff

One of the latest fashion debates has surrounded the post-pedicure, poolside shoe of choice: flip flops. Despite being so divisive, the thong sandal seems to have won over the fashion world, with more approval than ever from fashion brands and tastemakers this season in particular. From Yeezy Season 8’s PVC wedge and Simon Miler’s kitten heel to the Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2019 lookbook and subsequent Vetements Spring 2020 runway‚ the flip flop resurgence has peaked. Quite similar to the rise of the dad sneaker, getting here wasn’t easy. Over the years, flip flops have crept into street style galleries and runway shows with increasing ubiquity. Today, even the Kardashians and fast-fashion retailers are embracing it (so you know it’s real). This ugly non-fashion-turned-fashion sandal is officially summer’s most hate-loved shoe — but how did we get here? Read more at Fashionista.