Combat Flip Flops?

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  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

  2. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Well...perhaps they should exit....they seem rather expensive and impractical for the sake of some wanky battle bling. :rolleyes:

    Not sure how Cow leather'd hold up to FOB abuse.....

    And....
    Are American manufacturers incapable of making that kind of crap?? Ah well, MAGA by buying imported sweat labour products. ;)
     
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  4. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

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  5. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    me three pre steel belted :cool:
     
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  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Come the zombie apocalypse... imported flip flops might be unobtainable...

    Here is a DIY work around
     
  7. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    I learned how to make moccasins hitop ones, making sandals is easy I don't like them as they allow stones in and have tripped from sticks in the straps. in my area knee high is best, bull nettle thorny vines like dewberries poison ivy oak & sumac now we have fire ants the boot cabe treated with cedar oil lemon or lime oil or anything that repels fleas ticks mosquitoes.Japanese wood sandals wold be better I wear Crocs and hve had thorns and stobs go through them.
     
  8. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    My original Teva's, long before everyone and his brother began making sandals, were the best I ever had - and didn't cost what the "combat flip-flops" above, cost today.

    I also saw a pair for $39.99 US, "Made in Laos". Heck, I could go across to Laos for less than $40.00, and probably buy all the pairs I wanted, for $3.00 US each. Crazy money, man. Crazy money.
     
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    Those are really cute sandals but they are really not combat footwear. I do like the color but not worth the $ IMO.
     
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  10. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    isn't 3 US dollars like a days pay in Laos
     
  11. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    LOL

    When I was still in school, we calledl those Huaraches. Worn in Mexico and by surfer Dudes.

    Later, called Ho Chi Minh sandals, they were popular for a bit.


    I hope to never find myself in a place where these are the only choice in footwear....
     
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  12. ochit

    ochit Monkey+

    I think huaraches were more refined not just a flip flop

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  13. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Probably not far off. Here, laborers can be hired at $5.00 US / day.

    We pay our workers double, or more than, the typical rate. But, we also expect hard work and loyalty. If we don't get it, they see the unemployment line. (Sometimes, employees confuse generosity with stupidity. So, they try to push the envelope to see how little they can get by doing, abusing such generosity. They quickly learn that we aren't as dumb as I may look.)
     
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