I simply cannot wear shoes that have the little bit that goes between my toes (please know that I’ve made valiant efforts). Last year Mandy pointed me towards these Kena shoes made by Teva (thank you Mandy!). They are perfect as a non-thong flip-flop and I wore mine all last summer. I took a pair with me to Vegas and actually felt like a normal person while on my way out to sit by the pool. My prayers have been answered, all is right with the world, etc. So, if you also suffer from get-that-thing-out-of-my-toes-itis I suggest stocking up as things I love dearly are often discontinued immediately after I find them. (Dear Teva, Please keep making the Kena shoes forever, thank you. Love, Megan.)
They come in a few colors, though my favorite is simply black. The straps are soft and the knots slide back and forth just a bit so that the straps have enough give that they don’t rub, the foam soles are comfy and squishy, the straps form two X-es across the top of your feet and don’t look much different than a normal flip-flop shoe. My flip-flop envy has been cured.