[Destin, FL] Ah, the flip flop. That easy to slip on and off, somewhat disgusting foot wear item that is best suited for the beach and quick about-towning. It certainly is iconic … and loud – that heel slapping sound, yuck.
But should it be the state shoe?
The folks behind the Tropical Smoothie Cafe think so. The Destin-based smoothies and fast food chain (300 stores nationwide!) have started a petition drive to convince Gov. Rick Scott to make the flip flop the official state shoe. Jimmy Buffett would be so proud.
Agreeing with any of this? The online petition is available here.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is very pro flip flop, so much so that the company started National Flip Flop Day, the sixth annual celebration of which is coming up on June 15 (third Friday of June, mark your calendars). More on this important “holiday” here.
Well, at least you can get a free smoothie out of it: Tropical Smoothie Cafe is giving away free 24-oz Jetty Punch Smoothies to those who show up at one of their locations between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
But you must be wearing flip flops, of course. Otherwise, if you didn’t just come from the beach (or your parent’s house, where you live), pay up.
By: Adam Rousso/Sunshine Slate
Image: JAIRO BD
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