Yet More Shoes of Danger

Manolo says, the many internet friends of the Manolo they continue to send the Manolo stories about the dangers of the flip-flops. Here is one from the Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park officials rescued a 27-year-old tourist Wednesday who tumbled off a cliff while snapping pictures of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

In a press release, park officials say Retan Seth, of India, was “overwhelmed with the sight of the canyon” and subsequently ran to the edge of a promenade area at Artist Point, off the established trail.

Seth started taking pictures and wasn’t cognizant of his footing. He was wearing flip-flop sandals and at about 4 p.m. slipped on the unstable, volcanic rock.

Park officials estimated that Seth fell 40 feet into a drainage near the promenade.

And then, of the course, there is the sad tale of the near-Idol Bo Bice

The “American Idol” finalist broke his foot Sunday night performing in Manchester, New Hampshire — and says his misfortune is due to a change in footwear.

“There’s a part where I go running across the stage and do these jump-ups and flip around in circles and normally I wear cowboy boots, but about three or four shows ago, they started sliding on me,” Bice told MTV News.

“I was worried I was gonna trip and fall and hurt myself, so I changed to tennis shoes and they got a lot better grip, too good of a grip.”

He landed wrong and felt a snap: “I tried to stand back up and just collapsed. I thought, ‘Something’s not good here.’

Truly, one must be careful when one flips around in the circles in the new shoes.