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Old 09-01-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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My only problem with flip flops is how fricken nasty they get over time.
Even the beaded cork bottomed ones can be hand washed. Sturdier rubber and leather ones I put in the washing machine on gentle, ( I put a few cleaning towels in with them.)

There is no excuse to have any kind of nasty footwear.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have no problem with flip flops. Summer is short, and most schools don't allow them anyway. I think they are a heck of a lot more attractive than Crocs.

Although podiatrists seem to be in agreement that they are potentially the cause of issues in adult wearers, it isn't necessarily true for kids:
Flip-flops might help kids? feet (Science Alert)

Many manufacturers now sell more supportive flip flops, which are the type I prefer.
If you're talking about those Crocs that look like penguin flippers, I agree. However, Crocs have some nice looking shoes these days. I wore a pair of them to church this morning.

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I can't get over that people wear flip-flops to work in the city (Manhattan). It's almost like being barefoot on streets that you know dogs and people have urinated and spit on. But that's their choice.

My daughter likes flip-flops, but she is grown now. I never could wear them. I don't understand how you get them to stay on your feet. I cannot wear any shoes or sandals with something holding them on to the back of my feet. You have to sort of shuffle and always be conscious of trying to keep your shoes on your feet. Too much effort--i just want to WALK without having to think about it.
I agree, plus, I can't stand the thong between my toes. I go for slides myself, if I want pool shoes.

When the kids get to be teens, you sometimes don't much care what they wear to church, as long as they'll go willingly.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I wear flip flops year round, unless there is snow on the ground, then I wear uggs.
The only time I wear shoes is if I am going to work or to play disc golf but I bring my flip flops with me and change as soon as I'm done.

I can't stand shoes, socks etc.

I wear them as everyday wear, a lot of people do.

No one wants hot sticky smelly feet.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Does anyone else have a problem with how often their kids want to wear flip flips? We were getting ready to go to the store this morning and then come home to go to church when I saw that my daughter had on her flip flips. Typical wear to the pool and back flip flops. I've told her before these are not to be worn as shoes and she still keeps wearing them. I don't like it. I think they're bad for your feet to keep wearing them as shoes, not to mention being no protection at all.

My wife thinks I should pick my battles wisely. I've told her this is a battle that needs choosing. So what do you folks say?
I agree with your wife.

Pick your battles wisely.... I don't think this is a hill worth dying for....

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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I think people have abused flip flops.

I like sandals (different from flip flops). Flip flops are for the pool, beach, checking the mailbox, etc. Kids shouldn't wear them out like that because in my opinion, it looks tacky.


Oh, I'd like to add that pedicures are a must.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Flip flops on kids are tacky????? Nothing on children is tacky, with the possible exception of designer names plastered all over them.

Flip flops are a summer staple. I wore them as a kid many moons ago, and I assure you, I never had a pedicure beforehand.

Truly a first world problem. And, in many other parts of the world, flip flops are all the kids have.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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I agree that tacky isn't really fitting. I think people in flip flops look easy going and chill. I also think they can spoil us. It's so easy to be in and out of them if your rule is to take shoes off when you go in the house.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Finland
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I hate flip flops but thats because I find them uncomfortable not because I think they look bad (well I do think they look bad but thats not a reason to hate them really). I won't buy them for my kid though unless she really wants them when she is older. They don't seem to be popular here anyway, everyone wears crocs (which I don't particularly like either but they are comfy so my kid has them)
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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I think people have abused flip flops.
The poor flip flops! Call CPS!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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We just compromised. At the store, we find a nice pair of what I call sandals (my wife called flip flops) that don't have the toe strap and are somewhat decorative. The other flip flops can be saved for the pool or perhaps will simply disappear one day when my daughter isn't looking.
How old is your daughter? If she's over 10 she ought to be able to choose her own foot ware, with the possible exception of church and formal occasions. You should listen to your wife on this.
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