Some weeks ago, while Mpora were hanging out by the Undercroft in London like the action sports tarts we are, a young chap came over and started asking questions about our trainers.

After the initial fear of some sort of public mugging scam had subsided, the conversation was a pleasant-if-nerdy one about the history of Nike SB trainers, and the skatability of assorted footwear.

At no point were flip-flops even considered as appropriate foot-furniture for skating. Skater Tommy Chill (great name - up there with Chris Vile), however, didn't get the memo.

In this rather stylish looking skate edit, he takes to the streets of new York in what we're calling flip-flops, they're calling Sandals, and the cool guy in the office two desks away insists are called sliders.

Flip-flops it is, then.

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