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Has anyone walked around Rome in flip flops??

Has anyone walked around Rome in flip flops??

Jun 18th, 2006, 07:35 PM
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OK, maybe I'm the exception, but 3 summers ago, I spent 4 weeks in Europe wearing dime store flip flops (the same pair lasted the whole trip). I had something like 6 pairs of shoes with me, but it was SO hot, the ONLY shoes that were comfortable were the FFs. I wore them in Rome, Prague, and the Netherlands. Over cobblestones, bridges, hills, etc,etc. Really thought that they would break down on my last day (extensive hike at the Forum & Colosseum!), but they held up. Now, these were the really thin kind, mind you. Thin rubber sole with soft fabric thong. And the kicker - they were bright blue! Luckily, my wardrobe consisted of black, white, & denim, so I got away with the color! lol!

They were intended as emergency shower shoes, and were at least 10 years old. Somehow they were the only shoes I could wear in the oppressive heat, and I was extremely comfy in them, even after walking many miles per day. If I could find another pair, I'd buy a lifetime supply. Nowadays, they have plastic thongs that rub your feet. I have some leather Clarke FFs that I will bring overseas this summer, but I'm afraid that many miles of walking will result in rubbing from the leather top. I'll have to try them out here on a long walk on a hot day.
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