Gonzo asks: "Can we agree that hipsters ruined flip-flops and that we never, ever need to see them again?" Answer: On the street, absolutely. The one and only one place where you want to see flip flops is by the pool or on the beach, where cheap, rubber-soled footwear that won't impede the drying of wet feet is still the ideal choice. We like very simple leather-trimmed flops and don't see the point in making a major investment here. Shown left to right: Lands' End [$40], Old Navy [$20].