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Also called flip-flops, thong sandals, zories, slip slaps, thongs, pluggers,and toesies or slippers, jandals are an open type of flat soled sandals held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap, like a thin thong, that passes between the first and second toes. Unlike sandals, jandals do not secure the ankle. The word jandal is an abbreviation of the term "Japanese Sandal" and is often used to denote Asian flip-flop type footwear.

The latest news involving jandals is the remark from New Zealand's former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley asking New Zealanders to "get over China fear and get used to jandals".

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