I don't know about most people but I go threw tons of flipflops and not just in the summer time. I love these toesless wonders and come summer time when Target and OldNavy have them I always buy some. I wear them out really well before they get to the point of unwearable. Even then sometimes my mother has to rip them off me cause she thinks they are past there prime and very well ripe LOL. But what can I do with the when they retire? I hate putting so much plastic into a land fill but I have no ideas. Do you?