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Do you love avocados? If you said yes, then you'll love these trendy Avocado Flip Flops! 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 Avocado 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 Avocados:
The word “avocado” is believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word ahuacatl, which means “testicle” and obviously describes the shape of the fruit. It also likely refers to the fact that the believed the avocado to be an aphrodisiac.
Avocados have long been a part of the Mexican diet. Archaeologists have found evidence of avocado consumption going back almost 10,000 years in central Mexico. Back then, humans were simply gathering and eating wild avocados. Researchers believe that humans began cultivating avocados about 5,000 years ago. Mesoamerican tribes like the Inca, the Olmec and the Maya grew domesticated avocado trees.
In the 16th century, Spanish explorers became the first Europeans to eat avocados. Martín Fernández de Enciso (circa 1470 – 1528) was the first European to describe avocados when he mentioned them in a book he wrote in 1519. The Spanish called the fruit aguacate, a corruption of ahuacatl. By the time of the Spanish Conquest, avocados had spread from Mexico through Central America into parts of South America. The Spanish eventually brought avocados to Europe and sold them to other countries including England.
In 1653, a Spanish padre, Bernabe Cobo, was the first European to describe the three main types of avocados: Guatemalan, Mexican and West Indian. Different people, including George Washington, described finding and eating avocados in the West Indies. Washington visited the Barbados in 1751 and later wrote that the “agovago pears” were a popular food.
Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish naturalist, is believed to have coined the word “avocado” in 1696, when he mentioned the plant in a catalogue of Jamaican plants. He also called it the “alligator pear-tree.”
Henry Perrine, a horticulturist, first planted avocados in Florida in 1833. They didn’t become a commercial crop until the early 20th century, though. While they were fairly popular in California, Florida and Hawaii where they were grown, people in other states avoided avocados. They didn’t start gaining widespread popularity until the 1950s, when people started putting them in salads.
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.