But thanks to the the national championship Northwestern University women's lacrosse team flip-flops made it to the White House.
Flip - Hooray! for the one of the most comfortable forms of political footwear.
Flop - One recent study showed more and more problems tied to the casual footwear, citing a 15-percent increase in flip-flop-related injuries, such as back pain, knee problems and numbing of the toes.
Our best bet might be to kick the flip-flop habit off every once in awhile. Limiting how often we use flip-flops might save us years of misery down the road.