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A Brief History on Custom Flip-Flops and Why It Makes Sense to Wear Them

In 2015, Americans spent around $2.6 billion on one of the most popular summer footwear –the custom flip-flop. Flip-flops are probably the oldest form of footwear in existence. This type of footwear traces its origins back to ancient Egypt, around 4,000 B.C. However, other cultures around the world have put their own twist on these sandals. Romans, for example, placed the strap after the big toe, while the Mesopotamians placed it on the third toe.
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