Today I bought two pair of flat sandals and I am throwing out all but one pair of flip flops for pool and backyard use! Honestly I wore flip flops because I generally dislike my feet in flat shoes, and I figured if my feet were going to be ugly anyway, might as well wear something cheap lol. BUT.. I am over it now, and I am starting with the two pair and perhaps I'll go on from there. I didn't buy anything exciting.. but they're certainly a step up from flip flops. Just thought I'd share.