Rusty Flippin Thong
Keep it cool this summer in the Rusty Girls Flippin’ Thongs! These thongs feature a textured foot bed for comfort and metal logo detail on the strap. These girls flip flops are sure to beat the heat.
- Material – 100% Rubber
- 13mm strap
- Metal logo badge on strap
- Textured footbed
Many people believe the humble thong is a representation of Australian culture. Perhaps it does reflect our relaxed, some would say ‘bogan’ tendencies but we can’t really lay claim to the thong as our own.
Known in many western cultures as ‘Flip Flops’ because of the slapping sound the shoes makes when you walk, this particular type of footwear is perfect for Australia’s hot weather and beach culture lifestyle.
According to the history books the first thong was actually produced in Egypt around 4,000 BC. While these first thongs were made of papyrus, the airy shoes have been made out of various materials in various cultures.
Basically people have used whatever is on hand to make thongs – rawhide (Africa), wood ( India), Rice Straw ( China and Japan) and native plant leaves ( South America and Mexico).
The thong began its rise in Western Culture after World War II when American soldiers returned from Japan with the lightweight footwear.
Since then the thong has been made into various materials and worn by feet across the globe.
It wasn’t until Dunlop released their ‘Thongs’ in Australia in 1959 that Aussies really jumped on the thong wagon.
When the weather gets warm Thongs rule! You see them everywhere. At the malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and many other places where people hang out. Even in places where more formal dress is required women get away with wearing Thongs, granted they’re the fancier kinds. There are even wedding Thongs made for that special occasion in your life, mostly bridal, we think that’s really cool, thongs have simply become the most popular footwear of the 21st century.