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Old 07-08-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Flip flops-yes..

Sandals (like Birkenstocks or such)-NO
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Chciago
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i love sandals. i have some sockless shes like canvas shoes that i love the look of and are kind of a comprimise however they stink horribly and your feet feel grimy and sweaty. i love sandals and would wear them all summer long and nothing else if i didnt have to go to work. i basically never wear socks outside of work unless running in the summer.

there are diff types of sandals as wel some more dressy or grown up looking.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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I think it really depends on where you live. I live in a beach town in South Carolina, and you probably will only see 1 in every 400 people not in flip flops. It's just what you wear in the hot south. Unless you're coming from work and obviously have shoes or sneakers or whatnot on, I think the people not wearing flip flops/sandals are the oddball out.
With that said....I have been spending a lot of time in Detroit Metro, and feel completely different. I think in an area like this, adults do dress differently. I haven't spent time in the summer here, so I don't know the flip flop population lol, but I think you would probably see a lot less people wearing them in a city like this than say a beach town.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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My cousin said that flip flops and sandals are the way to go in the summer, even for guys. I know they are popular with college students but I am in my 30sThey're comfortable, they're cool...but can't help but feel slightly silly or feminine wearing them. Am I crazy or does it take time to get used to them?
If it is hot outside and one is not wearing a business suit, I think it is perfectly acceptable for a man to wear sandals although I would save the flip flops for in the house or going to the beach/swimming pool.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, unless you're going to the beach or to a park or something.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Is it silly for a grown man to wear sandals?
Only if it's snowing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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As long as you don't wear socks with sandals!

I tend to favor flip flops as I can never find men's leather sandals that aren't over designed. I prefer simplicity: no sport sandals, gladiator sandals, Birkenstocks, or Havianas.
I tend to buy simple flip flops with a dark (brown or grey) base and a earthtone ribbon thong. Most pairs last several years being worn often (anytime I'm not working) late May through early October , temperature permitting.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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Default Leather sandals on a guy. No problem

Im a Brit and wear well made French sandals, of various designs, in the UK, Italy and France. No hang ups no comments. Women give my feet a glance mostly. I've a decent pair of feet in good condition. No problem. Lot more comfortable than wearing trainers or shoes walking around Rome for example in the heat. If there is a stigma attached to wearing leather sandals then I havn't come across it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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It's a turn off to see men in sandals.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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Yuck, man-feet should just not be seen in polite company.
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