Need This New Invention? Tip Flops
Are you tired of just sitting around the house after you've given yourself a home pedicure while you wait for the nail polish to dry? Oh, sure, you have the toe separators to keep your toes from touching one another and ruining your paint job, but if you have to get up you end up lurching about on your heels like Frankenstein on a bender while trying to keep those little piggies perfect. You may just need a pair of Tip Flops.
This idea is the brainchild of Kevin Rutledge and he is seeking funding on Kickstarter. His plan is to sell them on Amazon.com with of minimum order of 3K of the unusual footwear.
While the basic design resembles the support arches of an ancient Roman aqueduct, it serves the same purpose of those puffy toe separators that women have been using since the beginning of time. Okay, they've been around since sometime in the mid-20th century. Instead of having the single thong between the piggy who had roast beef and the one that had none, these sandals keep all of the pigs in separate stalls.
The toes remain apart to make it easier to do the trimming, filing, and polishing of the toe nails. Historically women have needed to remain sedentary or walk about on their heels while waiting for their nails to dry. Women have also resorted to fanning, standing by or on heat vents, or firing up the blow dryer to get their nail polish to dry in a reasonable amount of time. With Tip Flops the idea is that we can now just get up and go with the little porkers still separated.
I am on the fence with this one. Yes, you can get up and move around a bit, but I would still want to wait awhile so that the polish can set up enough to keep dirt and cat fur out of my nail job. Sure, it's a unique look, but not quite what I'd be going for. This footwear also wouldn't keep me from going to bed too soon and ruining the smooth lacquer that way. I also can't stand to wear flip flops I don't see me being comfortable in them. On the other hand, it has been a while since I've done my toenails, so maybe I am really missing out on something here!
Tip Flops are made of the same material that is used to make Crocs so comfortable (and I am addicted to them), so that right there is a big selling point for me. You also don't have to use them only for pedicure time -- they can always be worn as a stylish sandal alternative. They are sized for both men and women.
If you think that Rutledge is on to something here you can go to Kickstarter.com and pledge funding. If you make a large enough pledge then you can be among the first to try out a pair of Tip Flops.
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Laurie Kay Olson
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