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Old 06-04-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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Just make sure to pair them with argyle socks. Red ones. And cargo shorts, preferably plaid.
And a big ole boxy shirt!!
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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Personally I'm not a fan of them. I much prefer leather flip flops. Provided, as others have mentioned, that the feet are well groomed.
Maybe it's best to stick to the flip flops, even though they show most of the foot. I keep mine taken care of tho.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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I think they are ugly as hell. I also don't love flip flops unless you're at the beach. How about boat shoes or something else?

Meeting someone wearing Birkenstocks makes me take a big pause....

A female in them makes me think ....she must not care about being female and the word feminine is not in her vocabulary or lifestyle.

Anyhow ... wear what you want. Look in the mirror before you leave
Not really a boat shoe guy

I have thought about canvas shoes.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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Maybe if it were 1967 - 72 and you lived in SF Haight-Ashbury, but today. Hell NO. If you have a Man Bun, yeah, but then you have other problems.

LOL

I will admit that this is one reason keeping me from wearing them, I wouldn't say I'm the hippy type.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Northwest USA
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Well - my wife has purchased not one, but two pairs of Birks for me. And, my podiatrist recommended that I wear sandals or open toe shoes as much as possible to minimize pressure on my “Morton’s toes” where the second toe extends beyond the first big toe. So in addition to the Birks, I have several pairs of Chakos, Keens, some unisex sandals I found on the ‘net, and a couple of pairs of generic flip flops. I keep my toes trimmed and get regular pedis for foot health. I actually find the arrangement pretty comfortable (in the warmer months - FAR too cold for that around these parts!) and I’m old enough to not be too concerned about what other folks may think.

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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You donít need womenís approval to buy a pair of good, comfortable shoes. Try a pair on. Not everyone can wear Birkies, but if you can, and they are comfortable, buy yourself a pair. Your feet, and the frown lines between your brows, will thank you.

Birkenstocks have been worn for decades now. They are beyond fashion or trends. They are classics.

If you hate them, how they look or how they feel, then buy something else.

With sandals, foot grooming is essential.

I tried these on the other day:



They are not Birkenstocks but close. They were comfortable, I must admit.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Your thread title sounds as though you didn't know that men wear Birks. Did you think they were mostly for women?
I have not seen very many men wear them. Most guys where I'm at who are wearing open toed shoes are in flip flops.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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If you don't like them, don't get them. But I would suggest Keen sandals as a popular alternative - much better shoe than flip-flops.
I have thought about those but they seem to look a bit odd as well. Are they comfortable?
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Well, I guess I got put in my place by the first responding poster. BUT I live in Florida. I wear sandals, flip flops, and sandal type wedge shoes almost everywhere or no shoes at all.
I'm trying to get to that point. Not the wedge shoes lol but flip flops or sandals. I have leather flip flops that I like but they are often not practical. Thought I would try some other types of sandals.

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To the OP try some and go with them. Who cares what someone without an active outdoor life style thinks. Personally, I think men can look sexy in them when they are wearing shorts and have legs like Tom Selleck had when he was on Magnum PI
Flip flops can be limiting when you're talking an active lifestyle. What other types of sandals do you think can work on a guy? I was thinking about getting these:

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I have been told that when a middle aged man starts wearing sandals with socks it is a warning to all women that he will never again hold a job.


If, that is, he's an American. Europeans do all kinds of things.
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