Spotted at the new Mall of America store Flips: Sanuk Tube Flops, a knee high sock attached to a basic flip flop for $30. It's just silly enough to catch on with the kids. I envision men in mid-life crisis lusting after the look. (Watch out, girls.) And about the store, Flips (first floor, south side). It's new to the mall, locally owned and sells nothing but flip flops for men and women, priced from $15 to $100. It's one of those novelty shops that screams "Only at MOA," and usually they don't last there very long either. Last I checked, flip flops were quite readily available. But props to anyone willing to try something new in this climate (I meant financial, but there is some amusement to having a flip flop store in MN, too). And if they can continue to surprise us with items like the Tube Flop, it could be worth checking back.