I, too, LOATHE flip-flops. They look like HELL – not to mention how many germs they pick up that are close to your feet. There was a study done of flip-flops worn around New York City, and there were several germs found on them that can kill you if they get in your skin. It’s hardly far-fetched to think that you could get a small cut walking around without proper footwear! Come on people! Not only is there NOTHING fashionable about them – THEY JUST AREN’T SAFE!!!