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UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 19, 2012.
Look, we don't mean to invade your closet here, but that old pair of shower sandals has got to go. Sure, they are perfect for tossing in the trunk and then whipping out on an impromptu beach day, but be honest: The only reason you keep them around is because they're either from your sorority, present a no-brainer option, or the footwear is too comfy to ditch. But for a spontaneous walk down Ocean, no one wants to see your overly squished flip-flops (and yes, we are all too familiar with those tell-tale foot-shaped dirt imprints). A pair (or four!) of wearable and style-forward sandals are staples any gal needs, but with the super-bright options this season, we've got some sad news for our old flip-flop friends. True, there were the good days, but we've found our new BFFs...and they aren't made of rubber.