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.
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.