BLOWN AWAY

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

AUS­TRALIAN vis­i­tors to Hawaii should ex­er­cise cau­tion when buy­ing open beach footwear, as in the US the word thong gen­er­ally refers to women’s skimpy un­der­wear. The Flip Flop Shop near Kuhio Park (be­hind the Waikiki waterfront) dis­plays wall-towall flip-flops, jan­dals and even so-called uni­sex ‘‘rub­ber slip­pers’’, many in rain­bow colours and with dec­o­ra­tive flour­ishes such as glit­ter and beaded flow­ers. A pair of pop­u­lar Hava­ianas will set you back $US30, but be pre­pared to splash out about $US50 for full leather Olukais if you re­ally want to cut a dash on the sand. More: flipflop­shops.com.

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