What makes a pair of flip-flops worth $350?
First, you dispose of the very term “flip-flop,” which reeks of cheap. Next, you encrust it with turquoise and crystal. Finally, you add variations on the theme so people won’t think it’s a one-shot attempt to garner attention.
Sure, they’re pretty, but for me flip-flops are the kind of summer-holiday shoe that always ends up looking slightly the worse for wear by the end of the vacation, with lots of sand, and scrapes and sun oil all over them, so they’re not exactly what I’d term an “investment” shoe.
Still, if I see these on you, I promise to be properly impressed, once I regain my composure.