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Hot Shopping: Fabulous Flip-Flops

Love Beach Peacock flip-flop in Sunrise

Flip-flops are undeniably comfortable, but rarely does the essential summer shoe manage to combine comfort with wearable style. Local line Love Beach offers the best of both worlds — eye-catching, artistic styles that keep your feet feeling fine. Each shoe sports a colourful design motif, gold-plated and corrosion-resistant pendant, gentle arch support, triple-layer EVA sole, a supple TPU upper and gel cushion heel. The collection offers a range of colours and includes three design styles — Peacock (shown), Love Bubble and Summer Floral. $40.

Available online and at select local retailers, including Capital City Luggage, 1337 Wellington St. W., 613-725-3313.

Hot Shopping: Flip-Flops by Claudia Alan

AYA flip-flop by Claudia Alan

Summer days aren’t too far away. Give your tootsies a treat with a pair of AYA flip-flops by Claudia Alan. The Canadian company adorned its comfy rubber-soled sandals with frog and raven motifs by local First Nations artist Corrine Hunt, who designed the medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter  Games. Now that’s what we call a winning combination. Available at www.claudiaalanstore.com. —Kristina Urquhart