As I have noted previously, I wear flip flops all the time. Yes, yes, just like many of you, the flip flop is my go-to footwear for 8 months of the year. Several times I have been out and about, you know, shopping, mingling, wining and dining, being social, coffee-shop-ing, and all of a sudden a torrential downpour appears, and happens. Rain and flip flops do not go well together. They come from opposite sides of the railroad tracks. The sun and flip flops are on one side of the tracks, while rain and army boots are on the other side.
The other day while walking out of Whole Foods Market, I almost bit the bullet. You see, not only does the flip flop not have good traction on a wet surface, but your foot, which is exposed, is now wet and is sliding off of the flip flop. Therefore, my flop went flip while my foot went flop, which almost sent me flying feet first!
Luckily, from my days as a neighborhood meter reader, in which I had to walk through every kind of weather imaginable, I have acquired a knack for catching myself while tripping. I think the trick is to let the foot go that is snagged or slipping. Just let it do its thing. In the meantime, use your other foot to correct your balance. You may have to let yourself fall in such a way that it makes it easier for your leg and foot to catch yourself, as you are falling in a manner with which your other leg is confident it can help you recover from.
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There you have it! What To Do About WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH FLIP FLOPS! May you never fall in the rain again!