Thongs, chappals, zories, jandals, — whatever the name, flip-flops are cheap, flat, rubbery footwear. And they are taking over the world. Thongs are being substituted for other types of shoes, regardless of the weather. Saul Trevino, an orthopedic surgeon at University Hospital, moved here from Texas last month and quickly noticed that flip-flops were “the in thing.”
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