Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Breakthrough in Flip-Flop Technology

For those of you that know me well, you are aware of the fact that I have been searching for the perfect flop for the last 19 years. I am considered to be an industry leader in flip-flop innovation and have authored several articles on the subject, including "What Your Flip-Flops Say About You" and "10 Things about Flip-Flops that Your Mother Never Told You". I have been to 79 countries and looked at over 16,000 materials in my quest. Ladies and gentleman, I am pleased to announce that the search is over.

Just Plain Ugly

Most of you are aware of the fact that Crocs makes an incredibly hideous but successful boat shoe. Many of you may not be aware that they have just designed the world's first perfect foot ware. If you are like most people, you have never walked on a cloud. Now you have your chance. I would liken this breakthrough to the first pair of Nike Airs back in the mid-80s. These shoes are so comfortable that I haven't worn another shoe (other than hiking or golf) since I bought them 8 weeks ago. I have 3 other thongs and was thinking about the Crocs, but thought buying a 4th pair would be a waste of money.

Lucky for me, one pair began to fall apart in Honolulu and I was walking by a Crocs store at the time. I bought them and literally floated back to our hotel. These things are so light that you don't even know you're wearing them. They are absurdly soft but also incredibly supportive and this is not something you ever find in a flop.

You may say that I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one

When Jessica and I landed back on Kauai, she asked if she should get a pair. I said "The Nicholsons won't roll in anything less". We got her a pair and the next day and I tried to convert my friends. My first target was Pete and he quickly put me in my place, calling them ugly and saying "not in a million years". My next target was Megan and while she was more receptive, she complained that her husband had purchased the originals and they broke within 3 days. Lucky for me, they were coming to visit us a few weeks later.

When they got here, I wouldn't stop talking about them. Megan's husband Chris was either convinced or sick of hearing me talk about them so he went out and bought a pair. The minute he put them on, his face lit up and I knew that my duty in life was to be the John the Baptist of Crocs. Megan eventually caved so I now have 2 converts. Are you next??

1 comment:

Rosy said...

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