jandals

jandal

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jandals are never really out of season as people wear them in the depth of winter.  but they are a bit more common now summer is starting to kick in

jandal

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the first jandal of spring.  summer can’t be too far away now.

jandals

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babysitters’ jandals

white jandal

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i was listening to a podcast recently that said that jandals were indicative of a nation’s maturity.  As countries become more affluent people start to buy jandals to cover their feet, and as the process continues they eventually move to more sophisticated shoes.

i love how kiwis are cool to stick with jandals so they don’t get above themselves.  that seems a nice national characteristic to me.

jandals

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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.

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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.”