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post #16 of 36
I actually work out wearing flip flops, just because I try to keep as cool as possible. Technically I'm not allowed to, but I usually go to the gym at 2:00AM, so they're not too restrictive. I also don't typically do free weights, so dropping them on my feet is a non-issue.
post #17 of 36
yes
post #18 of 36
In my dorm bathrooms at school, I definitely wear flip flops. There are just some filthy kids on my floor. One in particular doesn't ever use shampoo or soap when showering and continually spits as he takes 5 straight minutes to dry off while still in the shower. He doesn't even wash it down the drain
post #19 of 36
If I didn't use the treadmills or care about what I looked like to other people, I would.
post #20 of 36
I wear flip flops ion the shower. I occasionally work out barefoot though. I feel more balanced than shoes. Especially during dead lifts and squats. Never really understood how much of a difference if would make if i dropped a 45lb plate on a bare foot as opposed to one with a few mm of synthetic fibers covering it....
post #21 of 36
No.
post #22 of 36
Think of all the mold growing in your gym bag when you put your wet flip-flops in there. Since I usually go in the sauna for 10 mins after a workout and my bath towel gets sweaty/nasty, I dry off with a clean hand towel before I get dressed (esp between the toes). Exposure to fungal nastiness is a given in the gym. Letting it grown in a warm, moist environment is your choice.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by greg_atlanta View Post
Think of all the mold growing in your gym bag when you put your wet flip-flops in there.

Since I usually go in the sauna for 10 mins after a workout and my bath towel gets sweaty/nasty, I dry off with a clean hand towel before I get dressed (esp between the toes).

Exposure to fungal nastiness is a given in the gym. Letting it grown in a warm, moist environment is your choice.

Or you could, you know, dry your flip flops.
post #24 of 36
Who doesn't wear flip flops in a gym shower? Ugh... enjoy your plantar warts.
post #25 of 36
I wear flip flops in the shower @ the gym.

However, I can see where the effort is a bit futile - since you're undoubtedly going to get some "splash back" and overflow running onto your feet unavoidably in the shower.
post #26 of 36
yeap at the gym, back in the dorms and my college apartment. damn they were some rough times
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by tor View Post
...and continually spits as he takes 5 straight minutes to dry off while still in the shower.

It only takes him 2 minutes to dry off, and that's not spit...
post #28 of 36
If you don't wear some kind of shower shoe/flip-flop in the shower and the locker area, carpeted or not, you're putting your health at risk. The HPV is all over the floor and it's easy to get the strain that gives you plantar warts which are very hard to get rid of. I had one and it took six months to get rid of it. Not to mention dudes pissing, spitting, and coming on everything, pretty nasty. I only wear Otomix sneaks when I work out though, great shoe.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
I wear flip flops in the shower @ the gym.

However, I can see where the effort is a bit futile - since you're undoubtedly going to get some "splash back" and overflow running onto your feet unavoidably in the shower.

I agree with this hypothesis, which brings up the question.....at some point, do you start washing your flip flops separately?
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by charliesierra View Post
If you don't wear some kind of shower shoe/flip-flop in the shower and the locker area, carpeted or not, you're putting your health at risk. The HPV is all over the floor and it's easy to get the strain that gives you plantar warts which are very hard to get rid of.

Do you have any source for this or are you just scaremongering? I've been going to a gym for two decades, have never worn shower shoes and have never had HPV or warts.
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