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Old 06-29-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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I can't get my husband to wear sandals, and I think it's silly not to. He wears socks and tennis shoes all summer and his feet are hot all the time. Sandals are so much more comfortable. When I met him, he wouldn't wear shorts either. We used to live in an old house with no air conditioning and he wore JEANS. Once I convinced him to wear shorts he never looked back, and now he wears shorts even when it's too cold in any normal person's opinion (35 to 50 degrees) to wear shorts. But I haven't had any luck getting him to wear sandals.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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There are guys in this country who wear girl pants and you're worried about flip flops, really?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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It's no more silly for men to wear them than it is for women to wear them.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I don't see a problem with a man wearing sandals in warm weather. What difference does it make? As long as they're comfortable for the person wearing them, what's the problem?

Flip flops are very uncomfortable to wear for any real walking, in my experience, and the constant flapping as you walk in them are annoying. I only wear them to the beach.

I'm not a fan of sandals for myself. I'm more of a sneaker guy. But I don't see anything wrong with people wearing sandals if that's what they want.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Nope...that's called confidence.
That's Woody in a nutshell!
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I live on the California coast.... EVERYONE wears flip flops/sandals all year round. Even when it's cold and rainy.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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A lot might depend on where you live. If it's in the southern, hot, sweltering part of the US, And you wear shoes, you might be the only one there with them.

It sounds as if you are rather young. Spend a lot more time looking at people. You may be surprised at what you see. As for sandles looking feminine......surely you don't think those sandles in the picuture look feminine!!!!
They look feminine to me. I have seen women's sandals styled exactly the same.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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First let me say I think everyone should wear whatever shoe they want. But since you asked for opinions I personally think men who wear flip flops, sandals, Crocs and Vibram 5 fingers look sissy. Its something about how a guy walks different when he is basically walking barefoot it gives him a prissy stride or sashay. I hate flip flops anyway because of the noise and seeing dirty feet. I don't wear sandals even being a woman, but that's because I have Raynauds syndrome and my feet are always cold and get vasospasms even in summer if I'm near air conditioning. Again everyone wear what they want, but its just sissy on guys except for maybe those Teva type hiking sandals that have the back strap.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Wear whatever the heck you feel like wearing. If it has you so concerned that you are asking strangers to help you decide, you are not ready to throw caution and opinion to the wind and do what you feel. When you hit forty you won't give a damn what others think. If you have nice clean feet, wear those sandals for a casual look especially if your wearing shorts....They are not flip flops, and certainly aren't feminine... Long pants, stick w/ shoes imo.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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I wear sandals pretty much all summer when I'm not at work and I could careless what people thing. However, I'm only 23, not mid-30s.
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