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Thread started 07/09/09 7:07pm

Fauxie

Flip-flops seem to come in for a lot of hate - why?

I wear flip-flops most days. Probably 80% of the time my feet are shod it'll be with flip-flops. My feet are clean, my nails clipped and my flip-flops are similarly clean and well-kept. So why all the hatred?

Now don't get me wrong. Fashion-wise I couldn't personally go for sandals with socks, though I've seen it on many a European guy. With flip-flops and bare feet I find them fine from a fashion point of view and from a hygiene point of view.

Are flip-flop bashers just projecting? Do they assume their own poor hygiene must be shared by others, including flip-flop wearers, meaning an inevitable result of dirty feet being exposed in public? Doesn't it make sense in hot weather to wear them as opposed to closed toe shoes? Is that vanity to choose to wear less comfortable footwear?

I clean my flip-flops too. They're cheap, but that doesn't mean I can't keep them looking spick and span. smile

I understand this thread is undeniably shit, but what are your views on flip-flops?
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Reply #1 posted 07/09/09 7:10pm

ZombieKitten

it's nothing compared to the campaign of terror my crocs have received cry
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Reply #2 posted 07/09/09 7:12pm

Anxiety

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Reply #3 posted 07/09/09 7:12pm

DanceWme

Men or women...If ur feet are clean and look decent enough for flip flops, I see no problem with it.

But if u come outside and ur toes look like u stuck them in a meat grinder then set them on fire.... why would u do that to urself? disbelief
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Reply #4 posted 07/09/09 7:13pm

RenHoek

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Because in most cases they just look inappropriate... and not everyone keeps their tootsies all shinin' like you... I've seen some rugged lookin' toe-meat in flippies and it's those we truly hate!!
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Reply #5 posted 07/09/09 7:13pm

DanceWme

Anxiety said:


ok wtf spit
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Reply #6 posted 07/09/09 7:13pm

Fauxie

ZombieKitten said:

it's nothing compared to the campaign of terror my crocs have received cry


Oh, but they're NASTAY! confused
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Reply #7 posted 07/09/09 7:14pm

ZombieKitten

Fauxie said:

ZombieKitten said:

it's nothing compared to the campaign of terror my crocs have received cry


Oh, but they're NASTAY! confused

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Reply #8 posted 07/09/09 7:15pm

RenHoek

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ZombieKitten said:

Fauxie said:



Oh, but they're NASTAY! confused

mad


Crocs are either the evolution of the flip-flop (to hide the nasty toe-meat) or the devolution of the clog (cuz wood is _____ ) shrug
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Reply #9 posted 07/09/09 7:16pm

Fauxie

Anxiety said:



razz
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Reply #10 posted 07/09/09 7:17pm

Fauxie

I have to go. I'm going out to get some health insurance today, and I'll be wearing flip-flops. yay!
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Reply #11 posted 07/09/09 7:17pm

ZombieKitten

RenHoek said:

ZombieKitten said:


mad


Crocs are either the evolution of the flip-flop (to hide the nasty toe-meat) or the devolution of the clog (cuz wood is _____ ) shrug

I love my clogs sad
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Reply #12 posted 07/09/09 7:18pm

Anxiety

take-away terminology of this thread:

TOE MEAT. barf
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Reply #13 posted 07/09/09 7:19pm

CarrieMpls

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In a hippy sort of way, I think people should wear whatever the heck makes them happy and not care what anyone thinks.

In a fashion kinda way, I think they're generally tacky and common.

shrug
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Reply #14 posted 07/09/09 7:23pm

GetAwayFromMe

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I'm wearing $2.50 Old Navy flipflops right now. biggrin
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Reply #15 posted 07/09/09 7:24pm

Fauxie

CarrieMpls said:

In a hippy sort of way, I think people should wear whatever the heck makes them happy and not care what anyone thinks.

In a fashion kinda way, I think they're generally tacky and common.

shrug


There's genuine malice there, I can feel it. mad

I think they're stylish if you get the right ones. smile I see a pair I like and buy them in several colours. purse

And for women, there are plenty of flat, open-toed shoes that look very good. They're flip-flops in every way but maybe material. I mean, we don't have to be talking all rubbery and stuff here.
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Reply #16 posted 07/09/09 7:24pm

BlackAdder7

was Imago wearing flip flops??
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Reply #17 posted 07/09/09 7:26pm

Fauxie

These are just like the kind I tend to buy:



In brown/beige, or black/white, or maybe navy/white.

I like 'em! Regular shoes are often just too hot to wear. I want to be comfortable. smile
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Reply #18 posted 07/09/09 7:28pm

Fauxie

BlackAdder7 said:

was Imago wearing flip flops??


No, he was wearing sports shoes (trainers). They looked hot and uncomfortable, possibly concealing athlete's foot or at least some pretty jacked up blisters. I mean, why else would someone wear shoes when it's 34 degrees celsius and 80% humidity outside? razz

Yeah! That's one for the flip-floppers, get in! lol
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Reply #19 posted 07/09/09 7:33pm

CarrieMpls

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Fauxie said:

CarrieMpls said:

In a hippy sort of way, I think people should wear whatever the heck makes them happy and not care what anyone thinks.

In a fashion kinda way, I think they're generally tacky and common.

shrug


There's genuine malice there, I can feel it. mad

I think they're stylish if you get the right ones. smile I see a pair I like and buy them in several colours. purse

And for women, there are plenty of flat, open-toed shoes that look very good. They're flip-flops in every way but maybe material. I mean, we don't have to be talking all rubbery and stuff here.


lol
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Reply #20 posted 07/09/09 7:38pm

JayJai

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I love flip flops...particularly these:

I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #21 posted 07/09/09 7:42pm

amorbella

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GetAwayFromMe said:

I'm wearing $2.50 Old Navy flipflops right now. biggrin

amen! 2 pair for $5
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Reply #22 posted 07/09/09 7:43pm

thekidsgirl

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I don't wear flip-flops often, and I never put on the cheap kind that smack against the sole of the foot! I hate that sound lol
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Reply #23 posted 07/09/09 7:43pm

Fauxie

JayJai said:

I love flip flops...particularly these:



highfive

Screw Anx, Carrie and their band of haters!
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Reply #24 posted 07/09/09 7:43pm

thekidsgirl

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ZombieKitten said:

it's nothing compared to the campaign of terror my crocs have received cry



comfort they're just so darn cheesey
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Reply #25 posted 07/09/09 7:44pm

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I find them comfortable to wear
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Reply #26 posted 07/09/09 7:45pm

Anxiety

thekidsgirl said:

I don't wear flip-flops often, and I never put on the cheap kind that smack against the sole of the foot! I hate that sound lol


sweaty feet on dirty rubber. flup flup flup. ill
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Reply #27 posted 07/09/09 7:46pm

Anxiety

Fauxie said:

JayJai said:

I love flip flops...particularly these:



highfive

Screw Anx, Carrie and their band of haters!


come on now, "band of haters"? we're not THAT organized. rolleyes
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Reply #28 posted 07/09/09 7:47pm

thekidsgirl

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Anxiety said:

thekidsgirl said:

I don't wear flip-flops often, and I never put on the cheap kind that smack against the sole of the foot! I hate that sound lol


sweaty feet on dirty rubber. flup flup flup. ill



Bleh! that sound gives me the willies!
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Reply #29 posted 07/09/09 7:50pm

Anxiety

thekidsgirl said:

Anxiety said:



sweaty feet on dirty rubber. flup flup flup. ill



Bleh! that sound gives me the willies!


if they at least made some kind of absorbent foot pad that prevented that sound from happening, i could at least just avert my eyes from the flip-floppal region whenever someone feels the need to wear those items on THE TEMPLE THAT IS THEIR BODY. disbelief
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