Flip-flops are f'in nasty.

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    Aug 19, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32453516/ns/today-today_health/

    For the love of God, gay lemmings, please stop wearing flip flops to show how cool and laid back you are - yer just showing that you have no concern for how nasty they make your feet/home/car/etc.
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    Aug 19, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    Thanks. Interesting article. I have been wearing flip flops since my college days when I would just roll out of bed for the early am class in flip flops, board shorts, and a t shirt. Plus, in AZ, it is nice not to have sweaty feet. 13 years and no problems yet, but I will consider sneaking the sneakers into regular rotation now. Thanks, badmikeyt
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    Aug 19, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    Everyone in Hawaii disagrees. icon_lol.gif

    But I don't wear flip flops as my daily footwear because I'm in the city. Lots of gross things on the sidewalk. It's very likely that dirt, dust, pebbles, cigarette butts, etc will makes its way to my under my foot. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 19, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    I love the fact that nearly every student here wears flip-flops, despite living in my middle of a dirty dusty town...and if you saw the state of the cobbled streets, let alone what is done on them, that they spend their time.
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    Aug 20, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    I never saw the attraction, but to each his own icon_biggrin.gif

    To me it's akin to wearing of your pants under your ass
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    Aug 20, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    You'll notice how they didn't test any other kind of footwear.

    Or someone's hands after they went in that same restroom.
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    I think imma keep wearing mine but thanks for the article. I'm sure shoes are not a lot cleaner but I love my fippers :-)
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    xrichx saidEveryone in Hawaii disagrees. icon_lol.gif


    Yes we do.
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
    I reckon I'll wear whatever the hell I want, especially when it's 40oC like it can be here in Sydney in summer.
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    lifeguard - part of my uniform.
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    DiverScience saidYou'll notice how they didn't test any other kind of footwear.

    Or someone's hands after they went in that same restroom.

    EXACTLY! There is almost the same amount of bacteria in a normal pair of gym shoes or running shoes.

    EXAGGERATED STUDY IS EXAGGERATED.
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    Aug 20, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    I hardly ever wear flip flops, because I dont want to be caught unprepared to run as fast as I can when they finally come to kill me.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    Well hopefully, most civilized people wash their hands after using the restroom - especially a public restroom. If not, that's nasty for a whole other set of reasons.

    It's just slightly ironic to me that people will go out of their way to avoid getting shit on their shoes, but have no problem exposing their feet to the nastiness that is on the average city street.

    As it was pouring down rain today in Chicago, every single person without exception that was walking down my street was wearing flipflops. Yeah, flipping nasty sewer-level street water all over yourself is super cool..

    It's not about what gets on your SHOES, it's about what's getting all over your FEET. And your lower legs. And, your ass if you're brilliant enough to wear them in the rain.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    I wear them at home. ugh icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    I'm guessing the same holds true from a pair of sandals. Can't do the flops. But love my sandals. Can't live without them. Life's too short. I'll live with the danger. Staff infection be damned!

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    Aug 20, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    It's complete nonsense. The numbers of bacteria they cite are insignificant, and are on every object on the planet. The types of bacteria they cite come from your skin. Big deal.

    The truth is that microbiologically speaking, closed shoes are much more unhealthy than sandals (barring stepping on a nail.) They create an unnaturally moist environment that allows pathogenic fungi to grow on your feet.
  • torontoguy222...

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    Aug 20, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    OMG, don't hate on flip-flops! I don't think there's any kind of epidemic among flip-flop wearers. Nothing feels better in the summer when you're feet are free to breathe!!
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Sorry. I live at the beach. Flip-flops are a necessity.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    Ganymede0 saidSorry. I live at the beach. Flip-flops are a necessity.


    Flip flops + pool/beach = perfect. Flip flops + dirty city streets and gay bars = stupid.
  • HorrorHound

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    Aug 20, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    I wear black flip flops when wearing camo shorts & my black metal/concert T's to the club all 'time. It's Pensacola for gods sakes! lol icon_cool.gif


    Either its just me or the lack of shoes I have, but I can't find any shoes that look right when wearing shorts.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    badmikeyt said
    Ganymede0 saidSorry. I live at the beach. Flip-flops are a necessity.


    Flip flops + pool/beach = perfect. Flip flops + dirty city streets and gay bars = stupid.


    Eh... I wear 'em everyday pretty much everywhere. The only place I won't is the gay bar. I don't want someone stepping on my toes.

    AKA_B1GK saidI wear black flip flops when wearing camo shorts & my black metal/concert T's to the club all 'time. It's Pensacola for gods sakes! lol


    Sounds like my daily uniform. Cargo shorts and a Quiet Riot shirt right now actually.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    USArmyMutt saidI hardly ever wear flip flops, because I dont want to be caught unprepared to run as fast as I can when they finally come to kill me.


    I used to worry about that exact same thing, until I realized...they ain't got nothin' on me! (Plus, I can actually run faster bafefooted...lol) icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidWell hopefully, most civilized people wash their hands after using the restroom - especially a public restroom. If not, that's nasty for a whole other set of reasons.

    It's just slightly ironic to me that people will go out of their way to avoid getting shit on their shoes, but have no problem exposing their feet to the nastiness that is on the average city street.

    As it was pouring down rain today in Chicago, every single person without exception that was walking down my street was wearing flipflops. Yeah, flipping nasty sewer-level street water all over yourself is super cool..

    It's not about what gets on your SHOES, it's about what's getting all over your FEET. And your lower legs. And, your ass if you're brilliant enough to wear them in the rain.


    ha- i guess you've never been to the gym that i go to in nyc! people washing hands?! that's such a passe thing
  • jhill2456

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    Aug 20, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    I hate wearing flip flops anyway
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I have like 6 pair of flip-flops I wear regularly. I like them a lot. This article does not concern me in anyway. They can find something bad for just about anything we do.