The Flip Flop pandemic

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    Jan 30, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    so idunno what it is, but i think flip flops are a huge turn off, unless its at the beach i think when guys were tennis shoes its cute. and as soon as i go out with someone and they bitch how they arent dressed appropriate (for a carnival) bc they couldnt find their flip flop it gives me a sour taste in my mouth.

    im not grossed out by feet at all but idunno what it is. does any1 else feel this way?

    oh yeah and its ridiculous how guys continue to wear flip flops when its 25 degrees outside...

    just venting ;)
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    Jan 30, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    depends 100% on the temperature. Flip flops (or thongs as the aussies delightfully call them) are kinda nice when it´s 100F in the shade.
    Call me a softie.

    But when it´s a look and it´s freezing... yawn. dulll

  • cityguy39

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    Jan 30, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    You should check out one of my old threads "Flip Flops thunbs Up or Down" it's way down in the archives. Gay men will never give up their flip flops, they are here to stay, because straight boys love them too.
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    Jan 30, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    cityguy39 saidYou should check out one of my old threads "Flip Flops thunbs Up or Down" it's way down in the archives. Gay men will never give up their flip flops, they are here to stay, because straight boys love them too.


    r u saying...

    theres no hope?


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    Jan 30, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I'm a Flip Flop WHORE!!!!!
  • cityguy39

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    Jan 30, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    I'm saying, I'm not giving mine up either. So I guess I'm part of the pandemic. I won't wear mine to a dressy affair or in cold weather, but summer in Chicago= Flip Flops.
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    Jan 30, 2009 3:54 PM GMT

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  • Latenight30

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    Jan 30, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    right feet and right time is fine. I have a friend who wears sandals but they are Birkinstocks and not 7.00 a pair at CVS.
    If you are un happy with flip flops what about sweat pants out of the gym. I think they are unflattering and inappropriate in most public settings.
    Just curious as to what others think.
    Any other article of clothing people find inappropriate or turns you off?
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    Jan 30, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidright feet and right time is fine. I have a friend who wears sandals but they are Birkinstocks and not 7.00 a pair at CVS.
    If you are un happy with flip flops what about sweat pants out of the gym. I think they are unflattering and inappropriate in most public settings.
    Just curious as to what others think.
    Any other article of clothing people find inappropriate or turns you off?


    it doesnt matter on the flip flop or cost to me its jsut not a good look IMO, i dont mind sweat pants out of the gym. i mean i dont wear sweat pants or know any1 who owns any lol i normally workout in basketball shorts. icon_smile.gif i guess every1 has their tiffs
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    I agree completely with you MeanMikey. Flip Flops are one of my biggest turn offs -- especially with jeans. If it's warm enough out to constitute wearing flip flops, you certainly shouldn't pad yourself down in denim. Conversely, if it's too damn cold outside for shorts, then why would you expose your feet? There is nothing about the flip flop that really makes sense to me. I wear them at the beach and in the shower (in a dorm room, unfortunately), but other than that, keep my feet in legitimate shoes.

    And Latenight30, yeah, sweat pants anywhere except the privacy of your own home should be made illegal. No one has ever looked cute in sweat pants unless it's 3 am and you're desperately in love with convicted-sweat-pant-wearer.
  • nv7_

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    I hate flip flops.

    Hate hate hate them.

    That being said, flip flops are appropriate for the beach, or during summertime, or when you're shopping at your local Wal-Mart or K-Mart.

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    I can't get away with this now that I'm entering the working world, but I used to wear flip flops nearly every day when the high temperature was at least 65 degrees. I don't like my feet to feel constricted in 2 layers of socks and shoes. Flip flops let my feet breathe.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    im suprised people are actualyl against flip flops i thought i was gunna get hated on for this post. sweeeet!

    i think its cute when a guy wears skater shoes icon_smile.gif the puffy ones.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    i used to love flip flips, but now i feel they don't support my ankles enough... surely they make posturepedic brands, yes??
  • jwo_chicago

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    I agree 100%

    I used to be a HUGE flip flop wearer, but I think they're just nasty. I prefer sneakers or loafers in the summer with no (or invisible) socks. Then again, I really dont wear shorts, no matter how hot it gets (my own personal fashion issue).

    Flip flops are great for the beach or the pool, or the gym locker room. Other than that, leave them at home.

    Especially in Chicago, for some reason, everyone think's they're acceptable any and everywhere. So weird.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    rustispassionate said If it's warm enough out to constitute wearing flip flops, you certainly shouldn't pad yourself down in denim. Conversely, if it's too damn cold outside for shorts, then why would you expose your feet? There is nothing about the flip flop that really makes sense to me.



    go to florida in the summer. Then you will understand.

    freezing AC inside vs stinky hot outside.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    MAN!! Some Flip Flop HATERS!!! DAMN!!! But then again I am from SoCal and it IS a requirement!!!!


    This is all I wear....

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    My partner wears flip-flops around the condo all the time. He bought me a pair to put on my feet when I go to the garbage chute. That is the only time I wear them.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    Yes it is a requirement here in SoCal. I dont wear them much anymore. Maybe around the house and at the beach but there are a few guys that wear them to the gym. I dont know what it is but you can totally smell their sweaty feet after awhile. So gross. And the signs are everywhere that you cant wear open toed shoes. LOL. Sounds funny.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    I love flip flops. I also live in Austin where it's pretty much a law that everyone must wear them.
  • speedoguy53

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    Love my flip flops here in Florida year round......only time I don't wear them is at the office (and I try to go there as little as possible icon_biggrin.gif) or working out......they're a mainstay here......
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 30, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    I own two pairs, I think -- one pair has a good "technical" footbed with woven nylon straps and good outsole for outdoors; and the other a pair of easy draining vinyl ones for the gym shower/locker room walkaround,

    I never have worn them out around town, in public, even in the summer - just my habits and upbringing, I guess, LOL To me they signal beaches, poolside, maybe housewear after bathing or a shower. But not everyday, all the time wear -- especially in colder weather.

    I know here in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, even in what I think of as cold weather in the fall and winter and early spring -- guys/kids are ALWAYS in flip flops and even shorts (or board shorts ugh... another topic) everywhere in and out of doors. Hardy souls!

    I do have some good sandals, dressier "thongs" etc. for poolside pleasures or patio parties in the summer, or indoors lounging around in, I guess.

    I'm out in a country landscape -- so with burrs,cactus, critters, snakes, bugs, etc. -- I'll stick to shoes when I'm walking around, thanks.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Personally, I prefer Teva-like sandals. Or at least ones like they used to make. Now that they're getting to be more like sneakers with a few holes in them (stupid rock-traps), I may go back to flip flops.

    It's amazing how many people in this country have deformed and diseased feet from wearing shoes all of the time. And they think that's "normal."
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    Jan 30, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidPersonally, I prefer Teva-like sandals. Or at least ones like they used to make.


    You outta be SHOT!!!! Or at least the person who invented them DAMN heinous things!!!!



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  • training_guy

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    Jan 30, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    I love my flip flops and would wear them all year round if I could!!! They are great for colour co-ordinating. A & F do some great ones. And its good to let your feet breath icon_lol.gif