I can see how these might be a good option as water shoes...but that's about it.
Someone on Indiegogo is raising money for a shoe-flip-flop hybrid called a "Link" shoe that stays on by gripping the sides of your foot..which means they don't have straps or laces.
They're calling them strapless flip-flops, and they basically look like shoes with the top half cut off. They breathe well . . . have arch support . . . and they're easier to run in than flip-flops are.
Not everyone thinks they're dumb though. Almost 900 people have backed the campaign on Indiegogo so far, and they've raised over $73,000.
They're planning to sell them for $119, but you can get them right now for 69 bucks. Just search for, "Link, The World’s First Flip-Shoe" on Indiegogo.com.
Ok, I can see how they'd be beneficial on a boat or at the pool...but for $119, you can keep 'em. I'll stick to my $2 Old Navy flip flops, thankyouverymuch.