What: Gurkee's Tobago Rope Thongs, $26.95
Why: Who'd have thought a thong would be made out of anything other than trusty rubber plastic? Certainly not me. And then Gurkee's came along. These self-proclaimed 'Jesus Sandals' are made of actual carpet fiber and are quickly becoming all the rage in flip-flop happy L.A. and Miami. And I can see why. They have a certain exotic, native look to them that makes these thongs a little more classy than your average beach throw-on. Paired with a sweet, flowy sundress, you just might get away with wearing these to an al fresco dinner. And Gurkee's makes them in 4 more styles that are all a step up from your casual thong.
A huge bonus: All Gurkee's footwear is machine-washable. So if you choose to wear them galavanting about town, you won't have to worry about those carpet fibers permanently absorbing city muck.
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