Sandals vs Flip flops

  • stylestar1234

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    May 04, 2016 12:57 PM GMT
    Summer is the time when down-dressed, casual looks become stylish. Chinos, short sleeves, and linen are back, and it's acceptable to top off the look with your favorite flip-flops and sandals. A lot of guys are self-conscious about sandals, but if you like them, you should wear them. While function is more important than the fashion,it can be surprising how cool they are, how chic they are, and how elegant they are.

    My top pick and also one that I own are Plaja Wash Crisscross sandals by Diesel that feature support arches, contoured heels and straps that take the pressure off your toes. At a little over 50 dollars they are a great summer investment and well worth the price. Link below:


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    Which do you prefer flip flop or sandal?


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    Sandal for style and fashion
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    May 04, 2016 1:19 PM GMT
    i know they were from Buffalo Exchange
    husband gifted me last year:
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    May 04, 2016 3:25 PM GMT
    BeautyGuyRu saidSummer is the time when down-dressed, casual looks become stylish. Chinos, short sleeves, and linen are back, and it's acceptable to top off the look with your favorite flip-flops and sandals. A lot of guys are self-conscious about sandals, but if you like them, you should wear them. While function is more important than the fashion,it can be surprising how cool they are, how chic they are, and how elegant they are.

    My top pick and also one that I own are Plaja Wash Crisscross sandals by Diesel that feature support arches, contoured heels and straps that take the pressure off your toes. At a little over 50 dollars they are a great summer investment and well worth the price. Link below:

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446926214

    Which do you prefer sandals or flip flops?

    Prefer sandals on the street, flip-flops around the house, pool & beach. My husband's feet were hurting him in Key West recently, so I bought him Berkenstock sandals with a good arch and more cushiony sole, which helped. Cost about $200.

    Whereas while in Key West I'm happy with $20 sandals. That are made in a factory right there, not offshore. I get a new pair or 2 every time we go to KW, and sometimes some flip-flops.

    Only problem is, always wearing shorts as well, I have a sandals tan line at all times across both feet. Looks funny when I go in the pool.
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    May 04, 2016 4:06 PM GMT
    I keep flip flops by the door, in case I'm going beyond the barefoot comfort zone around the house. Teva's if I'm going to town.

    But I spectacularly blew out a pair of flip flops, lifting the hot tub cover back on. They came apart, my feet went flying, and everything had a hard landing. Important note: Not lifting shoes.

    Maybe it's better to just build up some callouses.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 04, 2016 4:08 PM GMT
    I thought flip flops and sandals are the same thing. No?
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    May 04, 2016 4:12 PM GMT
    If i am in the U.S , i buy my flip-flops from Walmart , if i am in Australia , i bought them from Woolworth , i buy them cheap so i can often change them .
  • secondstartot...

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    May 04, 2016 4:47 PM GMT
    really not into chinos and linen at all .... a bit naff to my taste

    prefer hot jocks in sandles or flops fuck knows where he bought them from , he probably can't remember either

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    May 04, 2016 5:05 PM GMT
    I just like the look of flip-flops better, I like having the maximum amount of my foot exposed. And they're easy to just kick off on the beach. I go barefoot as much as possible too, so flip flops are just for when the grounds too rough for feet.

    I don't really like how sandals have all the straps and stuff. Not my thing.
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    May 04, 2016 5:54 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI thought flip flops and sandals are the same thing. No?

    The way I think of it is that flip flops are a subset of sandals. Non flip flop sandals are more involved; they may have clips or velcro and straps that go over the instep, around the ankle, etc. They may also be made of leather while flip flops are typically made of plastic.

    Or is there another name for what I'm calling non flip flop sandals?
  • stylestar1234

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    May 04, 2016 6:14 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI thought flip flops and sandals are the same thing. No?


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  • stylestar1234

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    May 04, 2016 6:19 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Destinharbor saidI thought flip flops and sandals are the same thing. No?

    The way I think of it is that flip flops are a subset of sandals. Non flip flop sandals are more involved; they may have clips or velcro and straps that go over the instep, around the ankle, etc. They may also be made of leather while flip flops are typically made of plastic.

    Or is there another name for what I'm calling non flip flop sandals?


    I just posted the difference above
  • stylestar1234

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    May 04, 2016 6:29 PM GMT
    Brannon saidI just like the look of flip-flops better, I like having the maximum amount of my foot exposed. And they're easy to just kick off on the beach. I go barefoot as much as possible too, so flip flops are just for when the grounds too rough for feet.

    I don't really like how sandals have all the straps and stuff. Not my thing.


    I prefer flip flops as an everyday summer staple for daily short errands etc. But I prefer sandals for more dressier occasions or evenings out.

    I could share a funny and embarrassing story about how wearing flip flops while out on a night of clubbing with friends is not a good idea at all!
  • carew28

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    May 04, 2016 7:53 PM GMT
    Inside the house, I go barefoot mostly. Or if it's cold, I wear slippers. Outside around the yard, doing gardening, I wear flipflops or Okabashis (easy to put on/take off). When I'm away from home in the summer, for driving or walking long distances, I wear sandals ( a bit more support than flipflops).
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    May 04, 2016 8:06 PM GMT
    Sandals but not the ugly ass sandals in the OP.

    I hate flip flops. I can give you 10 reasons why but I feel like it's self explanatory.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 04, 2016 8:13 PM GMT
    I prefer flip flops. (Thanks for defining the distinction.) I wear Rainbow leather ones pretty much all the time except at the gym, of course. But then I do live in Florida. I'll wear them with any casual attire up to the point of putting on a blazer and even then for some daytime events. Business or Board stuff I wear loafers and I do have cap-toes for suits but very seldom need that anymore. I hate shoes.
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    May 04, 2016 8:55 PM GMT
    BP201 saidSandals but not the ugly ass sandals in the OP.

    Hah. Those leather ones are very similar to the ones that I have. And if that isn't bad enough, sometimes I wear white socks with them. The very height of unfashionable.
  • stylestar1234

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    May 04, 2016 10:07 PM GMT
    BP201 saidSandals but not the ugly ass sandals in the OP.

    I hate flip flops. I can give you 10 reasons why but I feel like it's self explanatory.


    You are right. The sandals that I posted in the original post are the standard type that most guys tend to wear on hikes, by a lake, camping or doing some type of activity requiring full support of the foot. They are more for function. I added a second variation in the op as well.


    I prefer a more Grecian style sandal. Less functional but more of a fashion statement.

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    May 04, 2016 10:10 PM GMT
    Sandals look gross on pretty much everyone. I hate seeing straps wrapping around the feet. They remind me of something an old nun would wear. Plus, I think the male foot is hot (well, not everyone's.) Much prefer flip-flops. Plus they're just easier and more functional, especially at the beach.
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    May 04, 2016 10:17 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm a sandal guy...

    Mainly because i don't like the feel of the flop's thong between my toes.

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    May 04, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
    Unbothered said
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    I see what you are doing here. You are the type of poster who seeks to start arguments where there is none, the op asked a simple question he didnt ask for health risks. Comprehension seems to be a major problem on this site. icon_neutral.gif

    I see that you posted your opinion once already, but had to come back with seconds as if it was going to sway anyone's choice in foot wear.

    I really doubt the op will respond to your ploy to cause an argument as it seems he is of a higher pedigree than you. I actually enjoy his post, they are refreshing from all the pitiful crap posted daily by most on here.

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    More like #bothered.
    Did you answer the "simple question" or not? No, you didn't.
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    May 04, 2016 11:14 PM GMT
    Remember Birkenstock sandals? I never liked the look of them. For some reason they just screamed, "Look at me, I'm a cool laid back hippie!"

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    May 04, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    My $300 Mephisto sandals:

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    Say what you will about the socks, but the point is the closed toe to camouflage even the ugliest of feet:

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    Though I have nice feet and toenails, some folk don't want to see any men's toes. So these work. (Even if the socks don't.)
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    May 04, 2016 11:20 PM GMT
    On the rare occasion I wear a sandal/flip flop, I wear flip flops (Nike and soft suede).

    Usually I wear sneakers to the beach as well, because I'm walking or jogging. I'm OCD about support, and having high arched feet; flip flops and sandals don't really help with that. icon_cool.gif

    Plus I'm semi clumsy, which doesn't help with sandals and flip flops. icon_redface.gif