I have a little more respect for myself than the average flip flop. I spend money on shoes, but I still want you to know that I’m a laid back summer chick. Also it’s way too hot out for anything else. I personally don’t judge on name brand. My Birkenstocks are not only good for my back (i.e. comfortable), but they’re pretty fashionable as well. I wear mine with my eBay-sourced designer outfits. No, I have no shame.