Slip-on shoe shuffle

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Have I got weird feet? Or is the slip-on shoe the most inappropriately-named piece of footwear ever to be invented?

I understand why we have lace-ups, because we lace them up. I know why we have trainers, because we train in them.

I even understand why we have flip-flops, because they kind of make a flip-flopping noise.

But when I try to slip-on my slip-on shoes, I find I have to spend a good minute crushing the heel of the shoe with my heel and wriggling the rest of my foot around in order to somehow get them on.

So, could shoe-makers please stop calling them slip-ons and perhaps rename them the Heel Crush Wrigglers?

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