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Old 08-07-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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I'd be more concerned about men(?) who wear them.
I am a man, and I wear them.

Something like this:

Amazon.com: BIRKENSTOCK Men's Arizona: Shoes


What is wrong with guys wearing them?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I wear them exclusively. I don't dress to please anyone but myself. And for comfort. Added to the fact that I have very wide, very long feet with high insteps. Shoes have always been a problem for me.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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I do own a pair that I usually wear around the house. Personally I don't find them attractive but they are comfortable
and great for those with high arches. Many of my friends and coworkers who wore trendy & stylish shoes
(high heels, wedges, pointed toe etc) for years eventually got bunions, hammertoes, corns & calluses.
Not very attractive and painful too.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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No one should wear those ugly things. Men or woman. I wouldn't be caught dead in them!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't like them...not just the look, but I had a pair in high school and they were very uncomfortable.

I wear another kind of ugly sandals, so to each their own.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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Naots are similar but have a much narrower and less clunky appearance. Also, there is a division of Birkenstocks called Birki's that are also less clunky but have the same cork footbed and fabulously fun patterns, which make them a little more feminine.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Love Birks. I wish they weren't so expensive. I need the kind with a heel strap, too, so I don't go losing them.

Femininity and masculinity both, I should remind you, are a total package and not dependent upon nor negated by one piece of clothing or accessory.

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What is wrong with guys wearing them?
Not a damn thing. What's wrong is when people say that you "shouldn't" wear this or that. Screw 'em.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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awful, unless you're hiking in Tibet or have severe orthotic problems.
Not that hard to find comfy footwear that looks decent.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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Love Birks. I wish they weren't so expensive. I need the kind with a heel strap, too, so I don't go losing them.

Femininity and masculinity both, I should remind you, are a total package and not dependent upon nor negated by one piece of clothing or accessory.


Not a damn thing. What's wrong is when people say that you "shouldn't" wear this or that. Screw 'em.


I agree! Screw em.

I bought my son a pair of Birkenstocks a couple of years ago (he has since outgrown them). They hardly got any use, because he didn't like to do the strap. So I have a pair with straps that are almost new. I am thinking of putting them on craigslist or ebay.

Do you still live in Ohio?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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awful, unless you're hiking in Tibet or have severe orthotic problems.
Not that hard to find comfy footwear that looks decent.
I think they look decent. I don't wear them to work. I have plenty of shoes for different styles and use.

I have nice dress shoes, Birkenstocks, Sperry, Nike, Doc Martin, etc.


I do more than eat granola and wear my Birkenstocks.
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