Correction! Thanks to hosiery advocate’s note we now know that this kind of camel toe pantyhose is actually designed and pattented in United States by a female entrepreneur. But hey, perhaps the market for it is only in Hanoi!
Update: I went to visit my friend who is from Vietnam and I was wearing nude pantyhose and my Cassadei shoes. I asked her for slippers, but she offered me flip flops. Turns out that this is what they do, regardless whether the sock or pantyhose are designed for flip flops or not.
You can see the original article here: http://manonthelam.com/bizarre-sights-of-vietnam/
One of my friends from Germany told me that he saw this design on the market in Germany and even pantyhose that have sets of full toes (that I’d love to see!).
As a response to Raymond, I’d like to mention that in fact this is very weird to me as well. I probably wouldn’t couple flip flops and pantyhose at all. However, I must say that I tried once camel-toe socks with Japanese flip flops for a Japanese photoshoot. That felt very unusual between the toes, but it was a very interesting experience for me to wear it.
This is an example of pantyhose from Poland that to my knowledge is available on Vietnamese market as well. This is probably the closest that I’ve seen to camel-toe pantyhose. Also, I should mention that I have a young female Greek friend who is a newcomer to Canada and she wears this kind of pantyhose in the summer. Perhaps such trends are spreading world-wide! If anyone has an opinion about this or an experience to share with us, I’d be happy to hear it.
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