Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Flip-flops with a Bottle Opener - Sweeeettt
I don't get a whole lot of things in the mail that I get really excited about, but when my new set of Fanning Reef Sandals arrived in a box the other day, I was downright giddy. It may be winter outside, but I shed my socks and slipped into my new flip-flops, comfy and complete with a bottle opener on the bottom. I'm ready to go out and buy a six-pack just so I can try them out. Talk about a double-duty item!
Ever since I went to a party this past summer and saw a guy nonchalantly open his beer bottle on the bottom of his sandal, I've been wanting a pair of these. So last week when Backcountry.com's Steep and Cheap site had some on sale for less than $20, I pounced. In two weeks I'm going to be at a beach in Mexico, so I'll give them a good workout. And will be making other people eye my green flip-flops while getting green with envy.
The cheeky tag that came with them has an illustrated demo in four steps. A man takes off his sandal, pops open a beer, drinks it, and then saunters off with a babe on his arm. A note at the bottom says, "We can only guarantee steps #1-3."
Reef Fanning Supreme Sandal at Backcountry
Reef Leather Fanning Sandal with Bottle Opener at RockCreek.com