Flip-flops, once just a summer wardrobe staple, have become standard footwear for many people year round. So wouldn't it be great if your favorite pair were made in the U.S.?

Better still, how about right here in Westchester?

Check out a pair of Tidal New York flip-flops. These colorful, funky  flip-flops come in a myriad of colors and patterns that include the American flag, Keith Haring illustrations, details from a Basquiat painting and pink flamingos. They're heavier than your average dollar-store brand and a lot sexier. And they're made in New Rochelle.

Look around the new Tidal New York factory on Beechwood Avenue and you’d be hard-pressed to call it a manufacturing plant. But that’s exactly what it is, along with a design center and other departments necessary for creating and marketing their product. 

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​No matter what you call them – flip flops, sandals, sliders, thongs, Jesus boots – a man treads through a sartorial minefield every time he attempts to get his feet out in public. One false move, and bang – you’re giving off some serious “Bill Oddie on vacation” vibes. Another, andboom – you’re less of a “slick weekend warrior” and more of a “hippie washed up on shore”.

And as if to make matters worse, everything we thought we knew about the airy footwear option has changed. Sandals and socks became cool. The heck is going on there? Have we been transported to some parallel universe where up is down, stop is go, and style rules have been turned on their heads? What year is this? Who’s the President?

But should this put the brakes on you coughing up for a fresh pair of beach holiday essentials? Absolutely not. Why? Because nothing says ‘I’m out of the office with no access to emails’ quite like putting a new pair on. Boy, doesn’t it feel good.

With that holiday-starting ritual firmly in mind, we’re here to bring some certainty back to the sandals game, to pull you from the danger zone and maintain your stylish reputation. We’ve compiled the very best pairs a man can own right now, including some so-hot-right now sliders fresh from the high street, and seaside-ready sandals from surf specialists Reef.

Take a look through our top picks, find your perfect pair, then break free from the safety of the sock and let those feet run free.

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In the week that Donald Trump seemed to suggest that gun owners should take up arms against Hilary Clinton, which came right before his claim that Obama “founded ISIS”, it seems that nothing else could prove shocking. Well, don’t speak too soon because Olivia Palermo- she of the endlessly glossy hair and generally flawless existence- has dropped a bombshell.

“I’m not crazy for flip flops unless you’re at the pool,” she told Red magazine.

Now, while the writer of this article is inclined to agree with HSH (Her Sartorial Highness) she also realises that flip flops are the summer staple of millions. Her own mother lives in them, her friends claim they can’t live without them. How would one even HAVE a pedicure without a pair??

But what’s interesting (yes ok, that’s subjective- but stay with us) is that flip flops have entered the fashion consciousness recently, finding themselves on the catwalk as well as the subject of excellent articles such as the very one you’re reading (kidding) and also this written by Leandra Medine of ManRepeller (not kidding).

Obviously, flip flops never really ‘went’ anywhere. And even more obviously, they’re more appropriate for certain situations than others. But rarely are they seen in the context of that baffling, eccentric but nonetheless seductive world of fashion.

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No matter what you call them – flip flops, sandals, sliders, thongs, Jesus boots – a man treads through a sartorial minefield every time he attempts to get his feet out in public. One false move, and bang – you’re giving off some serious “Bill Oddie on vacation” vibes. Another, andboom – you’re less of a “slick weekend warrior” and more of a “hippie washed up on shore”.

And as if to make matters worse, everything we thought we knew about the airy footwear option has changed. Sandals and socks became cool. The heck is going on there? Have we been transported to some parallel universe where up is down, stop is go, and style rules have been turned on their heads? What year is this? Who’s the President?

But should this put the brakes on you coughing up for a fresh pair of beach holiday essentials? Absolutely not. Why? Because nothing says ‘I’m out of the office with no access to emails’ quite like putting a new pair on. Boy, doesn’t it feel good.

With that holiday-starting ritual firmly in mind, we’re here to bring some certainty back to the sandals game, to pull you from the danger zone and maintain your stylish reputation. We’ve compiled the very best pairs a man can own right now, including some so-hot-right now sliders fresh from the high street, and seaside-ready sandals from surf specialists Reef.

Take a look through our top picks, find your perfect pair, then break free from the safety of the sock and let those feet run free.

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​When building sand castles gets a little old, send your tots off in a pair of sandals. From the top they may look like any other pair of beach shoes, but flip them over for a surprise.

Each pair comes with a reverse-cookie-cutter animal footprint, so kids can tromp around and leave behind a series of slightly unusual pawprints.Unfortunately, these sandals only come in children's sizes.

The options include cat, monkey, owl, gecko, and even dinosaur tracks.

These sandals are made out of wood, so it's safe to say they won't get much wear outside of the beach, but it's still a fun option to toss into the beach bag for future beach trips.

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​Summer is the time when down-dressed, casual looks become stylish. Chinos, short sleeves, and linen are back, and it's acceptable to top off the look with your favorite flip-flops and sandals. "A lot of guys are self-conscious about sandals, but if you like them, you should wear them — guys need to have a look that they like," menswear icon Sid Mashburn says. "Function is more important than the fashion, and sandals are just good summer shoes. But it can be surprising how cool they are, how chic they are, and how elegant they are. They hit all the buttons." Here are some great open-toed options whether you're going out for a day on the lake or a night out on the town. 

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​No matter what you call them – flip flops, sandals, sliders, thongs, Jesus boots – a man treads through a sartorial minefield every time he attempts to get his feet out in public. One false move, and bang – you’re giving off some serious “Bill Oddie on vacation” vibes. Another, andboom – you’re less of a “slick weekend warrior” and more of a “hippie washed up on shore”.

And as if to make matters worse, everything we thought we knew about the airy footwear option has changed. Sandals and socks became cool. The heck is going on there? Have we been transported to some parallel universe where up is down, stop is go, and style rules have been turned on their heads? What year is this? Who’s the President?

But should this put the brakes on you coughing up for a fresh pair of beach holiday essentials? Absolutely not. Why? Because nothing says ‘I’m out of the office with no access to emails’ quite like putting a new pair on. Boy, doesn’t it feel good.

With that holiday-starting ritual firmly in mind, we’re here to bring some certainty back to the sandals game, to pull you from the danger zone and maintain your stylish reputation. We’ve compiled the very best pairs a man can own right now, including some so-hot-right now sliders fresh from the high street, and seaside-ready sandals from surf specialists Reef.

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​Flip flops have always been my favorite shoe. I wear them everyday in the summer and into the fall, until the day that my mom tells me that they should no longer be a part of my ensemble because it is too cold. I would always laugh because she calls them ‘thongs,’ like they did back in her day. I guess they hadn’t invented the modern meaning of the word yet. But I never wanted to listen to her. Almost every winter since middle school I would always try to get past my mom in the morning when I was leaving the house wearing flip-flops in the winter, but for some reason she knew exactly what I was planning. So I came up with the grand idea of leaving the house in the morning with big warm socks on and some sort of enclosed shoe she would approve of, and then when I arrived at school I would first run to the nearest bathroom and swap out the warm and comfortable shoes and pull out of my bag my ever so “cool” flip- flops. My mom eventually found out about my schemes and although she didn’t approve, I convinced her that the consequences of wearing “thongs” to school would be on me and that I was old enough and responsible enough to pick out what I would wear on my feet everyday, even if she believes it to be impractical.

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​How your slippers fit are important because if they do not fit properly, you will not wear them or you won’t like wearing them. The whole idea to buying slippers is to have something that you enjoy slipping into at the end of the day.  Depending on the style you want, your slipper may be a bit loose or it will fit perfectly like a pair of shoes.  The slippers that are sized like regular shoes tend to be the moccasin styles with the hard soles you can wear out.  The softer, cloth, canvas or fluffy varieties will be much looser. You want to get the best fit you can, even with the fluffier slippers so they are not causing you to trip and fall.  Below is a chart that can help make sense of the size conversions that slippers usually follow.  Not all slippers are sized the same so be sure to check the sizing charts when you’re ordering to ensure you’re getting the right size and check customer comments also to see if the slippers run true to size, larger than true to size or smaller.

There are two manufacturer’s sizing numbers due to the fact that each of the two manufacturers has a different sizing scale they use.  When you are shopping for slippers, there will be sizing information for you to check with so be certain that you do.

Size XS–     Can either be a) shoe size 6 to 7 or b) shoe size 5 to 6

Size S –    Can either be a) shoe size 7.5 to 8.5 or b) shoe size 7 to 8

Size M – Will be shoe size 9 to 10 from both manufacturers

Size L – Can either be a) shoe size 10.5 to 11.5 or b) shoe size 11 to 12

Size XL – Can either be a) shoe size 12 to 13 or b) shoe size 13 to 14

You may also find that certain slippers are available in varied widths as well of:

Regular

Narrow

Extra Narrow

Wide

Extra wide

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​It’s end of August & back to school shopping is in full swing. We continue to be a named company for back to school fashion and all your shopping needs. Carrying a huge selection for the family both in-store and online you’ll be sure to find something your kids are going to love. The kids have to stick to uniforms most days, but children had a blast shopping the brand for back to school fashion for those special shoes days. 

The Children’s Sandals market size is estimated in terms of revenue and production volume in this report. Whereas the Children’s Sandals market key segments and the geographical distribution across the globe is also deeply analyzed. Various Children’s Sandals market dynamics such as growth drivers, restrictions, and the future prospects of each segment have been discussed in detail. Based on that, the Children’s Sandals market report determines the future status of the market globally. 

If you’re shopping kids sandals this season, then the summer sandals are all the rage and flip flops has a great collection for kids. The kids are loving what they chose.

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