kiwis call sandals jandals.  or perhaps other people call sandals jandals. either way, they are the national footwear (when you’re not wandering around bare footed).  and you can often see them abandoned in the street or grass verges.


update:  Comment from brad:

“What really gets confusing is when the Australians call them thongs. I
remember the looks my Aussie friend got when she visited NYC and
declared that the weather was so warm in Sydney that she was “just
walking around in thongs.”