aka sandals, thongs, and originally JANDALS.
Jandals were created by Morris Yock, but this is a disputed fact as it may also have been John Cowie, in New Zealand in 1957.
Who knew? Who would care to look this tid-bit information up? Does it really matter?
Well, apparently someone did their homework to find out who owned the copyrights for jandals. I wanted to look it up because Professor Kelly and I were thinking about everyday items that probably very few people are likely to know the origins of or think to dispute the information if told, but could possibly get passed around. And the most important thing from this story is that the originator is disputed! So, in all actuality, it could be anyone still. (if you catch my drift..)