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post #31 of 50
OK, I am a european that moved to the US a few years ago. Yes, at first it seemed like everyone's a slob - wearing t-shirts, shorts and flip flops even when you go shopping to the supermarket. Sacrilege.. Then in May the temperature hits 100 F with 90% humidity, stays like that till November and suddenly socks, trousers and shirts become a drag. I have converted to shorts, sandals and tees as everyday attire fairly quickly and now cannot imagine my casual life without them. Being able to wear a suit AND shorts & sandals on a regular basis and look good makes you twice as sexy. I haven't been back to Europe in a little while, but I have been told that after the heatwaves and floods of the last couple of years continental europeans have become much less uptight. I certainly see plenty of europeans in the south of the US who are only too happy to don what is typically considered beachwear anywhere they go. I went to a Russian party last weekend (famously uptight and formal nation, folks dress up when they have to go outside to throw out the garbage) and pretty much everyone was wearing shorts, flip flops and tees. So lets not stereotype an entire continent and loosen up a bit.
post #32 of 50
Damn, you guys are tight asses. I love flip flops. I'd wear them everyday if I could.
post #33 of 50
I wear my nice Reef Micky Fanning sandals most days. They are not the cheap foam rubber ones you see everywhere. They have a nice gel heel (kinda like running shoes) that makes them comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The beer bottle opener on the bottom is cool and a good conversation starter (Ill never use it... Ever). Also I am not nor do I represent a Frat Boy Jackass. And I dont believe in wearing sandals outside of the hot summer months when its nice outside. Getting a pedicure is also a must and no stinky feet bastards should wear sandals... ever.
post #34 of 50
Wow, I thought I was the only one who despised them with a passion. I don't own any nor do I ever plan to. I think they are disgusting and only acceptable for the beach. I can't remember the last time I was out in hot weather and said boy my feet are hot, if only I could take my socks off and walk around in these ugly things that make noise and have a thong that goes between my toes. If people truly wore them because of "hot" weather then they wouldn't be wearing them with jeans (which I despise more than anything) and are trying to be stylish. Great thread
post #35 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buster
The new Cargo and Vitals are full of suggestions for flip-flops ( and sandals). When are they actually appropriate? ( beyond your backyard)

B

Beach or poolside, full stop.
post #36 of 50
i love flip flops. i wear them everyday, and i'm not even ashamed. i think a well lived in pair of rainbows looks really cool. we all wear grody, dry selvage jeans -- leather wears in just as nicely as denim does

pedicures are essential though. i dont care if i'm the only dude in there and the little ladies are giggling. my feet look good afterwards and thats all that counts.
post #37 of 50
I am brazilian. In Rio everyone wear's flip flops. I think we are still stylish though.
post #38 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbbbjm
i love flip flops. i wear them everyday, and i'm not even ashamed. i think a well lived in pair of rainbows looks really cool. we all wear grody, dry selvage jeans -- leather wears in just as nicely as denim does

pedicures are essential though. i dont care if i'm the only dude in there and the little ladies are giggling. my feet look good afterwards and thats all that counts.

Does any pair of your flip flops cause you to get a blister between the big toe and the one next to it or damages the skin on the toe next to the big one? I have two pairs (rubber and leather), only the leather one gives me those problems. I think I read somewhere that vaseline will prevent this.
post #39 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratboycom
The beer bottle opener on the bottom is cool and a good conversation starter (Ill never use it... Ever).

I cannot stand this gimmick. Who is going to want to drink from a beer bottle opened on the sole of someones flip flop??

I can open a beer with my lighter, on the edge of the table, with my keys....

K
post #40 of 50
So can I but can you use your teeth?
post #41 of 50
i got a pair of miumiu flip flops on yoox when they had their huge sale, best $40 i ever spent.

would never consider paying the original price of $80 though, plus i get a neat little bag for my flipflops.
post #42 of 50
I just got the all-leather ones from the J.Crew sale and so far they are the most uncomfortable footwear I own. For anyone that has leather flip flops, how long did it take to break them in (or a nice callous to form between your toes )?
post #43 of 50
i also have the micky fanning reefs and they are beyond comfortable. that being said i never wear them if i know i'll be seeing coworkers (professional or casual) or if i have a colared shirt on (i somehow use that as my line in the sand) that being said it gets VERY hot in nyc - and wouldn't really want to wear sneakers with socks on during the day in the summer.

so if you're not wearing sandals - what are you wearing?
post #44 of 50
well... down here in florida everyone wears flip flops. except me. i cant stand them. ill take the heat before i put a pair on. i dont understand how it can be too hot for shoes... i just dont get it.
post #45 of 50
I have too too many summer shoes... maybe I'll take a pic of them at home... vans slips, adidas lavers, j crew boat shoes, converse jack purcells, white bucks. All sockless, all allow avoiding flip flops, though I do wear flip flops, too.
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