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These trendy Lemon Girl Flip Flops are so cool! Every time you're out and about, you'll receive compliments. People will want to know where you got them, so they can get their own pair.
Prepare for an adventurous and carefree summer with a pair of amazing Lemon Girl Flip Flops created just for you! The rubber sole is lined with a soft fabric to make sure you feel comfortable wherever your day takes you.
- Rubber sole
- Customizable 100% polyester fabric lining
- Black Y-shaped rubber straps
- Toe post style
FuN FAcTs About Lemons:
The origin of the lemon has not yet been determined, although science suggests it may be northwestern India, where they have been cultivated for more than 2,500 years. Arab traders brought the lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime after 100 C.E. It is believed to have been introduced into southern Italy around 200 C.E.; and was being cultivated in Egypt and in Sumer, the southern portion of Mesopotamia a few centuries later.
At first, lemons were not widely cultivated as food: It was largely an ornamental plant (as were tomatoes), until about the 10th century. The Arabs introduced the lemon into Spain in the 11th century, and by 1150, the lemon was widely cultivated in the Mediterranean. Crusaders returning from Palestine brought it to the rest of Europe.
The lemon came into full culinary use in Europe in the 15th century; the first major cultivation in Europe began in Genoa. Lemons came to the New World in 1493, when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola. Spanish conquest spread the lemon throughout the New World, where it was still used mainly used as an ornamental plant, and for medicine. Lemons were grown in California by 1751; and in the 1800s in Florida, they began to be used in cooking and flavoring.
The name “lemon” first appeared around 1350–1400, from the Middle English word limon. Limon is an Old French word, indicating that the lemon entered England via France. The Old French derives from the Italian limone, which dates back to the Arabic laymun or limun, from the Persian word limun. Lemons In America Commercial cultivation of lemons blossomed in both California and Florida in the 1800s, but due to a killer freeze in the winter of 1894-1895, commercial lemon culture in Florida ceased.
Planting resumed in 1953 due to a need not for fresh lemons (of which there were plenty from California), but a market for frozen lemon concentrate, which had become popular (along with frozen orange concentrate), and for natural cold-press lemon oil.
Of the 200 or so cultivars (distinct varieties) of lemon that can be found in the U.S., some are best for lemon oil, some for juice and some are the best all-around. Some cultivars are more vigorous (disease-resistant), some are more productive (they bear more fruit), some have fewer seeds, some are better in humid climates like Florida, in arid climates like Arizona and Texas or in colder climates.
Lemons are hand-picked (they can’t be machine-harvested, or picked wet). They’re then sorted according to color, washed, coated with a fungicide to prevent stem-end rot, coated with a thin layer of wax for preservation and attractiveness and cured (stored) until ready for shipping.
During curing, which can take days (or can happen in transit, as the lemons take days to be shipped to their destination), the peel of the picked fruit, which is green, turns yellow. It also grows thinner and the pulp gets juicier.
Even though most people think of flip-flops as a modern invention, there are images of flip-flop-like shoes on Egyptian murals dating back to 4,000 B.C. In fact, some experts believe this type of footwear has been around since even earlier than that.
Ancient thongs, also known as flip-flops, still survive. A pair of flip-flops made from papyrus leaf is on display in the British Museum. These are from 1,500 B.C. In addition to papyrus leaf, people made this type of shoe from a variety of materials. Papyrus leaves, palm leaves, leather, wood, sisal, rice straw, and yucca plants are just a few of the materials used. It’s believed that people throughout the ancient world wore this type of shoe.
The Japanese, during Heian period between 794-1185 B.C., used a flip flop type shoe called a zori. According to the Encyclopedia of History of Japanese Manners and Customs, Japanese children used these shoes when first learning to walk. Soldiers returning from World War II first brought these sandals to the United States.
By the 1950s, flip-flops became more popular in the developed world, with the older style sisal sandal changing to a more modern design. Natural materials gave way to synthetic materials. Manufacturers began making the shoe with rubber soles and straps that could be made in any color. The results were also printed in all kinds of colored designs, which were also utilized for advertisement purposes.
By the 1960s, most people used flip-flops exclusively for casual use. Those at the beach wore flip-flops while walking from their vehicles to the beach to protect their feet from the hot sand. As these sandals became more popular, people even began wearing them for more formal events. Now, it is common to see people wearing them for formal events, as new flip flops are dressier.
Another country that was instrumental in changing flip flops from the casual sandal to footwear for the red carpet is Brazil. The Havaianas was popular among peasants, housekeepers and several other parties in San Paulo. Supermodels and actors in the country were also seen wearing flip-flops.
Today, flip-flops are a favorite option for beachgoers due to their casual look and waterproof construction. The same features have made them suitable for wearing in bathrooms, swimming pool areas, and any place where there’s water around. Of course, the more high-end designs are more suited to casual parties and similar events.
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