Flip Flops, Thongs & Sandals Online
Our modern-day life is dominated by obligation and responsibility; the duties we have to our workplace, our friends and to our loved ones. In a busy world full of distractions, it’s essential that we have balance in our lives. We need time to relax, to enjoy and to explore the natural beauty gifted to us by the world that surrounds us; the wonders of nature, our magnificent beaches, our spectacular surf. We also need time to appreciate the simple things in life; our family, our friends and those cherished nights underneath a sky full of stars.
The humble and iconic thong represents Australia’s culture, our easy-going nature and our fun-loving approach to life.
Mark and Erica spent many nights out on the front patio searching for inspiration, throwing different ideas around. One evening, Erica glanced down and saw all of the families’ choice of footwear; you guessed it – Thongs! Out loud, Erica said “Thong Shop.” Before the evening had passed them they had no doubt that this idea was what they had been searching for. They set out to become the first speciality Thong Shop in Australia, with plans to distribute them Australia wide.
Our family believes that thongs mean much more to Australians than a mere choice of footwear. They represent time out, relaxation, switching off and freedom.
The Cultural Icon
An indispensable clothing accessory throughout the ages, the humble thong is an iconic and enduring symbol of Australia’s love of the outdoors. Whether it’s heading down to the beach on a hot summer’s day, taking a casual stroll to the local shops or simply doing some work around the house on a weekend, the versatility of thongs and sandals make them an ideal companion for many outdoor occasions.
Although thongs and sandals may still retain the same original semblance and purpose as their ancient predecessors, they’re now a much more sophisticated article of clothing. There are styles and colours to accommodate everyone’s tastes; from vintage-inspired sandals with a decidedly rustic aesthetic, to ultra-modern designs that are a marvel of contemporary footwear manufacturing.
The Ultimate Convenience
Buying your favourite thongs and sandals has never been easier. Browse your favourite brands, select your ideal style and choose your correct size.
All Brands & Styles
Thong On always endeavour to stock the very hottest brands and latest styles of thongs, all under the one roof. Our selection ranges from the everyday casual thongs to contoured orthopaedic thongs and embellished jewelled thongs.
Why Thong On?
Everybody needs shoes and in the Australian climate everybody needs thongs. With the largest range of thongs available for men, women and children, Thong On is the first choice for thongs in Australia. Offering a wide range of brands to choose from including Reef, Ipanema, Holster, Crocs and many more. Our Customer Service team are here to assist you in finding your perfect thong for every occasion.
Thongs Throughout History
Thongs have been worn for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians made them from papyrus and palm leaves. The Masai of Africa made them out of rawhide and in India they were made from wood. In Japan, rice straw was used, while leaves of the sisal plant were used to make twine for sandals in South America. The natives of Mexico used the yucca plant to make their thongs…. ouch! (ref Wikipedia)
There isn’t much call for papyrus leaf and yucca thongs these days, but if they’re sporty, edgy, exotic, or technologically advanced, then you’ll find them at Thong On.
Thongs Around The World
New Zealand: Jandal
“light sandal with a thong between the big and second toe”
UK & USA: Flip-flops
“open-toed footwear sandal consisting of a flat sole held on the foot by a Y-shaped rubber strap”
“cool and comfy footwear that goes anywhere you want to”
German: Zehen Sandalen
Your One-Stop Thongs & Sandals Shop
For unbeatable prices on the latest footwear, shop at Thong On, Australia’s premier sandals and thongs store!