Sandal is a light shoe with openwork upper and straps attaching to the sole of the foot. Mostly, people use sandals during warmer climates in order to keep their feet cool as well as dry. The word sandal derives from the Greek word sandalon. A sandal may have a sole made from wood, leather, rubber, tatami or rope. The types of sandals are: Gladiator, Flip-Flop, Wedge, Sport sandal, Evening sandal, T-Strap.
Slippers are light shoes which are easy to put on and take off and usually worn indoors. The types of slippers are: Slip on slippers, Slipper boots, Novelty slippers, Sandal slippers, Moccasins, Closed Slippers, Soft-soled slippers, Ugg slippers, Slipper socks and so on. It is used by people usually at home.
|A light shoe with either openwork upper or straps attaching the sole to the foot.||A comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors.|
|Synonyms||Boots, beach sandals, boorish, bawdy and blunt||Bunkers, footwear, mules, mourning, droppers and lapsers|
|History||The oldest known sandals (and the oldest known footwear of any type) were discovered in Fort Rock Cave in the U.S. state of Oregon; radiocarbon dating of the sagebrush bark from which they were woven indicates an age of at least 10,000 years.|
|Word origin||It was originated from Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon ‘wooden shoe’, probably of Asiatic origin; compare with Persian sandal.||It was originated in between 1470-80.|
|Usage||Sandals are worn for outgoings.||Slippers are worn in the house only.|
|Involves||Sandals usually fancy looking and designs. It does not have thongs.||Slippers are usually soft and cosy.|
|Cost||It is costly.||It is cheap.|
|Comfort||It is not as comfortable as slippers.||It is comfortable.|
|Advantages/Benefits||Its advantages are:
||It is more comfortable than shoes.|
|Disadvantages||Its disadvantages are:
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