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Old 07-23-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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House and beach...other than that...just no.

Not even IT...seriously. Drop a server rack on your foot and then stare at your severed toe rolling across the floor and ask about your fashion choices being due to class or stupidity...

GAHHHHHHHHHH!
Seriously. The first time you drop something on your foot is probably the last time you wear flip flops to work.

I've always thought that open-toed shoes were a no-no, even in a casual office.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Flip flops in the office?
NO!

My roommate (female) does this and I think it's completely unacceptable. The sound is horrible and it would **** me off if I was trying to concentrate on my work while she was walking back and forth to the printer, copier, etc.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm not opposed to the ladies who wear a nice dress thong sandal or dress flip flop as part of their summer wardrobe. If the place of employment allows flip flops, I don't have a problem with ladies wearing them. Some women have nice toes and sexy feet that look good in flip flops to begin with. Others ladies settle for the cheap dollar store variety flip flop which does nothing to enhance her feet.

Guys in flip flops is just not right. Looks lazy, dirty and unflattering if you ask me. The only time I wear flip flops is at the gym or the beach where they are practical. Anywhere else in public is wrong no matter how casual or carefree it is.

Just my opinion.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: right here
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NO! I cannot stand flip flops in the office....I live in Florida and when I worked in an office...the sound of 50 people wearing flip flops...drove me mad!

Sorry but I really think they are unprofessional.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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It depends on the office. Some offices are casual.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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NO! I cannot stand flip flops in the office....I live in Florida and when I worked in an office...the sound of 50 people wearing flip flops...drove me mad!

Sorry but I really think they are unprofessional.
I agree, most people can't walk in them and you hear that terrible sound, some wear the cheapo "couple dollars tops" flip flops which should be ONLY for the beach and/or shower rooms.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm going with it depends. WE define what is/isn't "professional" and when WE (whoever we are) decide something is ok it's ok. There is no higher power dictating this stuff you know.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Many women in my office wear flip-flops to work, including my supervisor. I personally don't like the "slap-slap" sound they make whenever these women walk, plus there's always that chance of foot injury. Work comp claim, anyone?
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:25 AM
 
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I work for a Japanese bank (in Japan) and while we're not as strict about attire as some companies, flip flops are just beyond the pale. Just why and how bare-foot-exhibitionism became acceptable in so much of American public life is something I'll never understand.

The closest thing you'll see here is women with slipper-like indoor shoes designed to help your feet relax. They remove their high heels and put these on when they get to their desks. But when they wear those, it's not as off-putting because with stockings on, their toes aren't quite as visible (they're 'blurred') and don't stand out. And not all those shoes even have an opening in the front.

I feel about bare feet in public about the same as if a man revealed his bare chest or armpits in the office. Not something obscene, but certainly not something you go out of your way to display. Just keep your feet covered!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:44 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Some new college grads are clueless, or don't care. Someone at the office needs to take them aside and have a talk with them. A supervisor, or HR.
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