I plead guilty to (sometimes - but ONLY inside my home)
wearing flip-flop sandals... with socks.
It's awful, I know. It kills any fashionable / sexy / daring sense I might have. My boyfriend will be ashamed, of course (well, I'm ready to take the chance he won't read this). People will be able to see that I'm not kidding when I say I have Fred Flinstone feet ("Thanks, dad" - while my mother has the tiniest, smallest, narrowest princess feet!). My exquisitely trendy Barbie friend in TO will surely laugh her butt off to watch me share this fashion faux-pas. My friends (Fany23, as crianças and Leonardinho) will also laugh but know exactly what I'm talking about when I refer to "comfy". Well, this is what happens behind my closed doors!
I have already mentioned that I wear Havaianas sandals at home instead of slippers. I live in a half-basement and the floors are ceramic and hardwood, so it gets cold for the footsies, hence doing all the wootsies! These sandals are great because I never get back pain from standing on ceramic floors for hours on end while cooking, doing the dishes or... trying to dry my hair and make it straight. If I am only wearing sandals, however, my toes become icicles because of the cold and humidity. Brrrrrrrrrrr. That's when the socks come in.
I first discovered that socks could be (would have to be) worn with Havaianas in the winter of 2007 when friends came from Brazil to work in Montreal for 3 months. I made so much fun of them for wearing sandals with socks. Then I traveled to Sao Paulo and wore the flip flops inside the house, bare feet until... the humidity started to get to me. My feet were constantly frozen solid. So I put on my socks and then the sandals. It surely felt weird at first. How can I compare? I guess it feels like when a girl puts on a thong for the first time: it isn't that comfortable, but it's best to endure half an inch were it's supposed to be than to have 3 or 4 inches of fabric riding up your behind where it's not supposed to be! After a while, you don't feel it anymore and you 're kind of sorry you never tried it before.
I love wearing my Havaianas with socks when I'm at home and when I'm at home only! It is my comfy-at-home-fashion crime.