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View Poll Results: How long do your flip flops last
Mostly less than a year (say, few months or less) 6 17.14%
Mostly around a year 1 2.86%
Mostly more than a year 6 17.14%
A pair lasts me more than 2 years usually 22 62.86%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's around springtime now at least where I am. Just curious as to the typical person who wear flip flops. Do most people replace an old pair around once a year or so?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Yes you should. Try not to wear last year's grubby old flip flops unless they are really super special.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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I have been known to keep shoes so long that dh has given me the stink-eye if I even move toward putting them on. It's hard finding shoes I really like so when I do, I get attached!

I had a pair suede flip flops that I owned and wore for three years. I let the shoes (or the stink-eye) let me know when it's time.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Mine last a year, and then I buy an identical pair the next year.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I wash mine with a hose outside or indoors in a very gentle vinegar/water solution, but I wear my flip flops until they fall apart.

I've never heard of people discarding them after summer is over.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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I replace mine when they start looking ratty, which is usually after the season is over (flip flop season here is March through November). Some last longer because I don't wear them as often and some styles don't even last the season. I will usually buy a duplicate pair if I really like them at the original time of purchase.

I do wash them often to keep them looking fresh and to rid of the toe prints on them. A little soap, water, a scrub brush and a dry in the sun works well.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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As long as they hold up. I have a pair that is at least 6 years old, because they're infrequently worn, and because they have more sturdy, rubber or leather footbeds, not the foam-rubbery type. The basic, cheap-o, foam rubber footbed type don't typically last me a whole season and still look nice if I wear them with any frequency, but there are other, more substantially-made ones.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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I have more than one pair, so i dont constantly wear the same one and they arent wearing as fast. I dont work anymore and i hate shoes, so i wear flip-flops A LOT.

The way they look and fit tell me whether it's time to chuck them or not I voted 'more than a year.'
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I own several pairs of Coach, and several pairs of Tory Burch flip flops, they are quality and not disposable....hey I live in FL!
So since I own at least half a dozen pairs of flipflops I don't wear them out too often...
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I still have a pair of Nike sandal/flip flops from about '94. I don't wear them much and the glue is starting to give way even though they look almost new! LOL I guess I better get a new pair! LOL
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