Flip Flops, thumbs up or down?

  • cityguy39

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    Feb 16, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    With spring around the corner what's your stance on flip flops. I personally love them and sport several different kinds in the summer. One of my best friends from Spain hates them and can't understand why americans love them so. He says flip flops are for the beach or the shower, only! Is that a general European attitude about flip flops? Granted, depending on who's wearing them, and how they are wearing them can make or break the look. What do you guys think?

    Doug
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 16, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    I have a couple of pairs of flip flops and always enjoy wearing them through the warmer months. I have a friend who is like me with polo shirts... he has dozens and dozens.....and dozens of flip flops. Kind of odd icon_biggrin.gif

    The only thing I find negative is when I see someone wearing flip flops in a nice restaurant. I think they are worn too often in places they shouldn't. They are nice though.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 16, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    I only wear them in the shower.
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    Feb 16, 2008 5:10 PM GMT
    I love flip flops. Easy to put on and easy to take off. Millions of people wear them. Thumbs up from me!
  • cityguy39

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    Feb 16, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    My one big complaint with some guys who wear flip flops, the ones who have dirty,crusty feet with dirty toes nails!!!! So not cute!!!! The feet and toe nails must be clean!!!icon_eek.gif

    Doug
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    Feb 16, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    FLIP-FLOPS...beach or showers only.
    Elsewhere, call the fashion police, you deserve a ticket...tacky!icon_eek.gif
    And what is the deal with wearing flip-flops or sandels in the winter, IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH?
    OMG...Darwin award nominee...stupid on display.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 16, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    I love flipflops, and wear them all year round. So does almost everyone else around here.

    But of course, I live at the beach.
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    Feb 16, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    Beach, shower, pool or en route.

    Wearing flip flops is amateur, especially when it's cold. They are bad for your feet and unsanitary to wear around a city.

    Not to mention all the hot shoe options now- driving shoes, Asic Tigers, Converse, loafers. (no socks with these= hot)

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    Feb 16, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    I like to wear them around the house, to the beach and in the shower, but NEVER out in public. I hate when guys wear flip flops with jeans...WTH? To me it is like guys who 'pop' their collar on their shirts...LAME!
  • cityguy39

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    Feb 16, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    I think how, when and where to wear flip flops, is a personal choice, just like any other fashion item.

    Doug
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    Feb 16, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    I've never even found them comfortable. Maybe a pedicure would help.

    Do y'all decorate your flip flops?

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    Feb 16, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    Like all fashion. If you buff and handsome you can wear anything.
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    Feb 16, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    Here you go, burninman, strut your stuff.

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    Feb 17, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    Wear them as much as possible when the weather is warm enough. Think they look great if you keep your feet looking good. Love seeing a guy wear a nice pair with jeans.
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    I'm a huge fan. I must have about 5 pairs.


    ...


    Except for the foofy ones that OW posted...
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    I think they look good, if you keep your toenails trimmed. But no, I almost never wear them.

    1. Maybe your feet are structurally perfect and you require no support, but mine are not. I think they are bad for your feet, and your knees, and on up.

    2. I do not like having my feet only 3/16 of an inch above all the many gross things on the pavement.
  • fryblock

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    Feb 17, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    i LOVE thong flip flops! and as for the nasty crusty feet thing, i've been told i have sexy feet, so i don't worry about that.
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    Around here, guys were them with jeans, with khakis, you name it! I live on the beach so its almost a year round thing here. But I tend to only wear them with shorts or around the pad. If i do shower at the gym or am barefoot in the lockerroom, I will wear them.
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    Cant stand em!!! First I dont like anything stuck inbetween my toes!!! ugh!!! and they wont stay on my feet!!! When I walk they fly off, I dont get the fascination with them and I hate the nice they make when people walk in them, very irritating.
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    LOVE flip flops. Couldn't live without them. I live at the beach as well and most people here wear them all the time. I think guys look sexy in flip flops. I'd prefer a guy in flip flops over a guy in a pair of shiny, pointed, $200 designer shoes.
  • cityguy39

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    Feb 17, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    SD, I have to say I'm with you! I love a guy with great calves/feet in shorts and flip flops, that's why I love summer here in Chicago!!!!!

    Doug
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    Thumbs down if you feel you have to go clap-clop-clipping across as you walk, letting everyone know "here I am, here I am". That annoys me, in the same way that women in heels need to make noise walking along, for the same reason.

    Other than that...who cares what you like to wear recreationally....

    John
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    Flops are so tacky.

    Each to his own, but, nothing looks more stupid on a cold day.
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI only wear them in the shower.


    I'm with Timberoo. I only wear them in the shower at the gym. I don't flip-flops because they limit how I walk. Plus, they make my feet hurt if I walk in them a lot.

    Kev
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    Feb 17, 2008 3:00 AM GMT

    If your feet look like this!...don't.

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