Presidents have done this before him and will do it after him; wearing casual shoes in public when it fit’s the time and place. President John F. Kennedy had his boat shoes, President Ronald Regan famously wore his cowboy boots and President Richard Nixon wore formal wingtips on the beach. So it is a wonder why there is such a fuss over President Obama wearing flip-flops on vacation in Hawaii. Is this not the appropriate time and place? Vacation+Hawaii=Flip flops. If he’s not wearing them in to any formal event, then what is the hoopla about? He’s the President, they need vacations too.