Flip flops are sandals that have a piece of material separating the big toe and second toe and then attached to the sole on the sides of the foot to secure the shoe. Flip flops are typically made out of rubber or rubber-like materials.
Latex is a chemical substance which is used to create rubber. Natural latex is obtained from the sap of certain plants and can be later vulcanized and finished into a variety of products. Latex materials are known to have many applications especially in the footwear industry where they can be used to make shoe insoles and outsoles to add flexibility and extra cushioning.