I have been curious about this for awhile, and am wondering how people define flip flops, and how people define a thong sandal. I know a lot of women on this board (and Angie) are very anti-flip flop. However, then I see a post like Angie's today, with the Stuart Weitzman thong sandal (http://www.zappos.com/stuart-w.....white-calf), and all I can think is "how is that not a flip flop?"

Is the distinction merely the material? Personally, I think of all thong sandals as flip flops, and vice versa. Within that category I see different levels of quality and attractiveness, but they are all flip flops to me.