Ho Chi Minh sandals

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A pair of "Ho Chi Minh sandals" in the Củ Chi tunnels
A rack of tire-sandals on sale today

The Ho Chi Minh sandals (Vietnamese dép lốp "tire sandal") are a form of sandal made from discarded tires. Along with the khăn rằn scarf, they were a distinctive clothing of Viet Cong soldiers. These shoes were often called "Ho Chi Minh sandals" or "Ho Chi's" by Americans.[1]


  1. ^ Tom Dalzell (2009), "Ho Chi Minh sandals", The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English, p. 511