The first historical record of flip-flops in Chinese history was in the Han Dynasty. Dongfang Shuo’s “Trivial Words” once recorded: “In the Spring and Autumn Period, the Jie Zhi escaped and concealed himself, hugged a tree and died. Wen Gong Fumu lamented and thought it was a clog.”
The original slippers were mostly made of wood, so wooden slippers were also called “wooden clogs”, “Jiao Labaner”
“Quadabaner” was first popular in my country during the Southern and Northern Dynasties. Xie Lingyun once modified it, so it is also called “Xie Gong Clog”. Li Bai said in his “Sleepwalking Heavenly Grandmother’s Farewell”, “Take Xie Gong’s clogs on his feet and climb the blue sky ladder”, which is about this kind of wooden flip-flops. Jia Baoyu in “Dream of Red Mansions” often wears this kind of slippers. As for how the clogs crossed the ocean to Japan, it is not clear.
In the 1950s, the first pair of plastic “slippers” came out in France, which also means that mankind has entered a new era of slippers.
In recent years, as people continue to expand the function of flip-flops, many concepts such as air-conditioning slippers, bath slippers, beach slippers, health slippers, fashion slippers, and room slippers have emerged. These various and colorful flip-flops, like a series of elegant and chic leisure scenery, create an infinite romantic summer taste.