By Claudine Zap
FitFlops? So last year. The new "it" flop is the SwitchFlop. The thong sandal has a removable, interchangeable strap - and it is creating a stir on the Web. As creator Lindsay Phillips puts it, "Change your look, not your sole."
Word of the clever design sent fashionistas running to the Web to look up "switchflops," which stepped up 3,200% in one day alone. Lookups on Yahoo! also included "switchflops.com," "switchflops ballet flats," and "lindsay phillips switchflops." In fact, the SwitchFlops site, promoted on AOL, seems to have been unable to handle all the added foot traffic.
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The brains behind the operation, Lindsay Phillips, dreamed up the concept at the tender age of 16 in art class. The prototype was a ceramic shoe with straps that were interchangeable. When guests in her parents' house started trying them on, the Florida native thought she could make an actual sandal. Relatives advised her to seek outRead More »from SwitchFlops a Hit on the Web