Neglecting personal safety, and lack of consideration for the safety of others, doesn’t stop people from wearing flip flops. During the blazing heat of New York City summers, flip flops are seen everywhere.
The popular rubber sandals emerged during the 1960s, and were designed for beachwear.
Whatever the reason, men and women put themselves at risk wearing flip flops for street wear. Flip Flops are worn in the rain, causing feet to get soaked, and dirty. They’re worn riding buses, subways, and bicycles. New Yorkers run for taxi cabs wearing them.
I travel around New York on my way to clients. So I get to see a lot of what goes on, including avoidable pedestrian, and bicycle accidents.
Here are five accidents I saw while walking to work. All involved women wearing flip flops: one fell down subway steps, one careened out of a subway car when the flip flop got stuck between the doors and platform. Another slipped on wet pavement and landed on her back. And another fell off her bicycle.
10 Worst Places To Wear Flip Flops
- Mowing the lawn
- Riding a bicycle
- Subway and buses
- Areas where Poison Ivy grows
- In crowds
- Riding a scooter, or motorbike
- Cleaning the cellar, yard, or attic
- City streets