Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?
I hate to be going from one quote to another, but when I read this I was reminded of what X Files star David Duchovny thought of high heels and tight clothes as a “subtle form of bondage” limiting a woman’s movement and utimately her freedom. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a shoe lover through and through, but what Germaine Greer and David Duchovny are saying rings true.
Putting on a shoe is like putting on a character. Slip on a pair of black pumps and you’re that chic office worker; put on thigh-high lace up boots and you’re Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman looking for her Richard Gere, to put it mildly; put on cowboy boots and you’re the unassuming Southern Belle; or put on 12-inch Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes and you’re crazy shoe lady.
I guess this is also why when we go home, when it’s time to be ourselves again (either that or you’re cramping all over from walking in 12-inch crazy shoes) we slip on a pair of flip flops. It’s the great leveler when it comes to footwear – literally and figuratively. Not everyone can wear a Jimmy Choo but everyone, and I mean everyone, wears flip flops. And since we’re on the topic of Jimmy Choo’s, not everyone can afford that either, so a piece of advice ladies, check out these selection of cheap flip flops and set your wallet and feet free.
Old Navy Women’s Classic Flip Flops. The name says it all, classic. Recently it was given a face lift by making the straps slimmer to achieve that sleek silhouette as well as made softer for a comfortable walk, that you wouldn’t even say they’re cheap flip flops. Available in fancy named colors like Twilight Tide (Blue), Laserbeam Pink (Pink), Fresh Bloom (A different shade of pink), and Bean Sprout (Green) which you can collect because these cheap flip flops are priced only at $3.50.
Havaianas Top. Okay, for $18.00 a pair that’s roughly four pairs of Old Navy Women’s Classic Flip Flops, but for flip flops that have been included in celebrities’ awards night swag bags like the MTV Movie Awards and the Academy Awards, the Havaianas Top are pretty cheap flip flops. My personal fave is Havaianas Top in Grey Atmosphere which would totally go with metallic-colored beach bags.
Ipanema Premium Celebration Striped Ladies Flip Flop. Endorsed by supermodel Gisele, who could resists these cute little charmers of cheap flip flops? Priced at 16.00 these Premium Celebration Striped Ladies Flip Flop by Ipanema has a unique translucent T-bar strap that not all flip flops have. Plus it’s anatomically designed sole (whatever that means) used 3D printing technology. Pretty fancy for cheap flip flops eh?
So today, slip out of those high heels and slip into carefree cheap flip flops and roam the beach like the free spirit that you are. So free your soul and sole.