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View Poll Results: what are the most stylish type of sandals for a guy to wear?
Flip Flops 6 14.29%
Slides 2 4.76%
Sporty 13 30.95%
Fisherman 12 28.57%
Other 9 21.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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I've always been a gym shoe guy with shorts but want to start wearing sandals. I haven't had a pair of sandals since I was a kid lol.

A (female) friend recommends getting a pair of leather flip flops like these:



They just seem too casual for most situations. Plus I am well into my 30s, aren't flip flops more for younger people? I haven't ruled them out but starting out, I am leaning toward something that covers more of the foot but doesn't look like something a retiree would wear. Here are some other options I am considering:

Slide


Sporty


Fisherman
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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I voted slides, but not necessarily the ones in the above post.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Fisherman.

That's the only sandal suitable for going out, IMO. The first two look like things you'd wear around the house or at the beach/pool. The third looks too homemade and hippyish.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Sporty.

If you're wearing something casual like a t-shirt with cargo shorts, then I think the sports sandals or possibly the flip-flops would be fine.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think all of these are fine for something casual and outdoors like a barbecue, or if you're running errands on the weekend. I personally prefer either the top one or the sporty one because I don't care for the look of a leather covering of the top of the foot, but that's just me. I do think beach flip-flops are for college kids but leather ones are a bit nicer.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Regardless of style, it really helps to have your toenails trimmed, and any fungus issues taken care of.

(MOO - but I notice people's feet more than the sandal they are in)
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Many men don't take good care of their feet. I like the fisherman's sandal with a closed toe for a lot of guys.

Flip flops in public send a signal that the guy doesn't care. Nice leather ones are marginally better than pool types. I've seen slides worn all too often with socks, which, IMO, is a crummy look.

I don't mind Keens on guys, but that obviously is not a dressed up look.
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Everything pictured above is fine.
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I ain't no lady, but Bob Marley sandals are the hippest looking. And they're made with hemp.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I don't think a lady would really notice or care about what sandals a guy would be wearing.
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