The Tube Flop: a flip-flops-stuck-to-legwarmers crime

flip-flops-and-legwarmers

Brrrr! Starting to get a bit chilly now, isn’t it? And as those Autumn nights draw in, we know you’ll all be looking for ways to continue wearing plastic flip-flops without freezing, right? Well, shoe brand Sanuk has the answer: it’s called the Tube Flop, and as you can see, it’s the unholy alliance of flip-flops and tube socks. (Or “legwarmers” as we would call them.)

Flip-flops and tube socks, flip-flops and tube socks. Nope, no matter how many times we say it, it never sounds any better. Or looks any better, actually, because seriously: if you really MUST attach socks to sandals, is there any reason the socks must be so damn ugly? The ones in the middle, for instance, remind us of a pair of curtains from the 70s. That someone threw up on.

And we’d also like to take issue with this rash statement from Zappos:

Wearing socks and sandals used to be an absolute fashion faux pas; now, it’s a chic statement!”

No, Zappos. No, it’s really not. Just trust us on that one.

[Thanks to Officer Ma’at for the report!]

14 Comments

  • September 23, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I notice they couldn’t persuade a real person to model them…

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    • October 20, 2011

      TeAnn

      They couldnt get a real person cuz at that time they didnt have models like they do now.

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  • September 23, 2009

    Bella

    I have noticed these conjoined abominations spring up even here,in Israel, where for some reasons good trends come 2 yeard late, but this along with the cut-out boots, are being sold (and bought?!?!) everywhere. The boots I’m reffering to are those half-boot-sandal-sock things that look like leather uggs with the toes being exposed. Yes.
    these are quite a statement here.
    oh I hope I will soon be on my way to Italy, away from all this madness!

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    • September 24, 2009

      Hadar

      Seriously? I’m also from Israel and I haven’t seen these anywhere..only normal flip flops (and crocs..but that’s a whole other story lol)..I don’t agree with you on the point you made about trends. Whenever there are new trends, you see them on the street, girls here are very fashionable for the most part..

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      • September 24, 2009

        Bella

        RLY?? well, i guess in Tel-Aviv you could say that, but here in Haifa I can see a LOT of trash walking the streets lol you know, we have much more bimbos (frehot) per normal population….

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  • September 23, 2009

    Cassidy

    What I’m wondering is how you wash them? Like, can you remove the sock bit, or are the flip flops washer safe? Or is it hand wash only?
    seems like a lot of hassle for a lot of ugly!

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  • September 24, 2009

    Simone

    this is hilarious, because a few days ago I saw these in a magazine, and I thought ‘the Fashion Police would just love these’…

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  • September 24, 2009

    JJ

    not a bad idea…wait…are they stuck together?

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  • September 24, 2009

    Sanuk

    Thanks for taking the time to check them out! We were going for real different. Glad to hear the opinion its always appreciated!

    Sanuk!

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  • November 26, 2009

    Hannah

    Ohgoodgods those things are horrendous

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  • June 1, 2010

    New York

  • July 2, 2010

    reneerenee87

    Really? This is even worse than the socks with the toes in them made specifically for flip flops. Come on….I wear flip flops so I DONT have to wear socks….EVEN in the dead of winter…..these are awful, I’m supposed to pay 30 bucks because you added socks to a 2.00 pair of flip flops??? Get real!

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  • August 22, 2010

    Mary

    …I think they’re cute.

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  • October 10, 2010

    carter

    you think these are ugly?! omg these are the cutest things ive ever seen. how can u say no to these. these are adorable, if you feel like wearing flipys but its a little to cold then just throw these on, they keep you warm and their stylsih. my friend is into major punk rock fashion and these would be so dope with a pare of riped shorts and suspenders attached with like a ramons t! sure the ones in the middle arent that good looking but somone else may like them it shows that there their own person and unique. I agree that you shouldnt have to pay 30 bux for these but not cuz their ugle just cuz their so easy to make! i love them and i bet they will be a huge hit and a few years.

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