This update on the humble flip-flop is dividing people

·Contributor Yahoo Style UK
iGUANEYE Jungle shoes are an update on flip-flops [Photo: iGUANEYE]
iGUANEYE Jungle shoes are an update on flip-flops [Photo: iGUANEYE]

Flip-flops are our saving grace when in comes to holidays: the perfect easy shoe to slip on for the walk from sea to sun-lounger.

Granted, the airy shoe could make some improvements: they’re prone to slipping off and they don’t exactly scream stylish, do they?

Well it turns out the humble flip-flop now has some stiff competition.

Portuguese crowd-funded brand iGUANEYE have created iGUANEYE Jungle – a shoe which wraps around the heels and the toe, securing the foot, yet promising “barefoot comfort”.

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They are said to let your feet breath, “freed from the tightness of closed shoes”, while the brand promise they don’t slip off.

The shoes are said to be inspired by Amazonian Indians, who used to dip their feet in liquid rubber from trees to protect them.

Interestingly, the shoe comes in two parts which you assemble yourself by slotting the two together, meaning they’re super compatible. Pretty cool.

The shoe can be assembled by slotting together two parts [Photo: iGUANEYE]
The shoe can be assembled by slotting together two parts [Photo: iGUANEYE]

But while the idea behind them is no doubt genius, Twitter users couldn’t seem to see past the aesthetics…

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Yep, we can’t help but thinking they’re 2018’s answer to Crocs.

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