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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Sandals and flip-flops on guys
    #4633388 - 09/08/05 12:13 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Let me start off by saying I am no fashion guru (nor would I want to be). I wear what I want and I don't care. I also think other people should wear what they want and I won't criticize them. If you want to be preppy, hippy, goth, punk, or whatever, more power to you.

I have a problem with sandals and flip-flops on guys. I think they look so bad on guys. I am sure they are very comfortable and practical, but they look incredibly feminine to me when I see them on males. Does anybody else feel the same way?


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633400 - 09/08/05 12:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

As soon as the weather gets warm, I wear my Reef flip flops all over the city cause they hold up like a good pair of sneakers. I'm talking walking at least 2-3 miles a day in these things, for four months. I don't wear shoes again until the warm weather's over.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633408 - 09/08/05 12:19 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I wear sandals all the time. Actually, when you stayed over, I bet I was wearing them while we were walking around.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4633410 - 09/08/05 12:19 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

im a dude, i wear flip flops now and then
they are real comfortable, and convenient


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4633413 - 09/08/05 12:19 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

id walk around barefoot if i could, sandals are the next best thing. Death to sneakers!


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: Redstorm]
    #4633419 - 09/08/05 12:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well...it looks like I am in the minority. I wonder what has caused my aversion to sandals and flip-flops? Was it some kind of trauma or something?


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633422 - 09/08/05 12:23 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Now, guys who wear sandals with socks..../shudder

That's a recipe for douchebag right there.


I dunno I hate the feeling of my feet being sealed in. It fucking socks. I hate socks, shoes, and sneakers.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633429 - 09/08/05 12:25 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You really are an insecure man, aren't you? I wear Birkenstocks and nobody has ever told me I look feminine, they've said I look like a hippy or Jesus, never feminine.

90% of the guys on my campus are wearing flip-flops or sandals, how is this feminine?


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633441 - 09/08/05 12:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Just curious, where do you live? In warm climates 90% of guys wear flip flops, its just default... I never thought to even consider it a fashionable or unfashionable thing... lol sandals are a staple for most of the country I'd imagine.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4633444 - 09/08/05 12:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

My friend wears socks with his sandals. I always want to tell him he looks like a faggot, but I don't want to make him feel bad.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: mantis]
    #4633449 - 09/08/05 12:29 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

mantis said:
You really are an insecure man, aren't you?

90% of the guys on my campus are wearing flip-flops or sandals, how is this feminine?




I'm not insecure.....I swear!!!  :smirk:

Like I said...I am not ragging on guys who wear them.  I am not saying people shouldn't wear them.  I'm willing to admit that I am probably in the minority and my fashion sense is probably bad (not that I care).  It's just my personal opinion that sandals look bad on guys.


Edited by RandalFlagg (09/08/05 12:31 PM)


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: Noviseer]
    #4633450 - 09/08/05 12:29 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Hey Noviseer, where is the picture in your sig from? It makes me want to be far, far away from here.


Redstorm: Does he wear a hemp necklace too? That's the one two douchebag combo.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4633454 - 09/08/05 12:31 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Nope. He's kinda dorky, so I wouldn't expect any more out of him.

I wear a hemp necklace, tough guy.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633458 - 09/08/05 12:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

That sounds like a complaint a black man would make...



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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: Redstorm]
    #4633460 - 09/08/05 12:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

But you don't wear socks with your sandals, so it's ok.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: Redstorm]
    #4633462 - 09/08/05 12:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Robot, is it difficult talking with your foot jammed in your mouth?
:grin:


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: mantis]
    #4633467 - 09/08/05 12:33 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Oh I've seen pictures of Redstorm's hemp necklace and I'm totally cool with it.

See, socks with sandals=bad
hemp necklace = depends on the person
hemp necklace + socks with sandals = bad, no matter who. :shrug:


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Acid doesn't give you truths; it builds machines that push the envelope of perception. Whatever revelations came to me then have dissolved like skywriting. All I really know is that those few years saddled me with a faith in the redemptive potential of the imagination which, however flat, stale and unprofitable the world seems to me now, I cannot for the life of me shake.

-Erik Davis


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: Redstorm]
    #4633469 - 09/08/05 12:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You know...I just realized something.

I am wearing blazing white socks with a pair of leather Rockport shoes that old people usually wear.

Pot calling kettle black......?  :smirk:


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633479 - 09/08/05 12:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I wear sandles (those velcro-strap kind) in the summer quite often. I wouldn't wear flipflops, but more because I want something that's fastenable to my feet (sometimes it's nice to have something that won't fall off your feet when climbing or running) than because I thin they're feminine or anything. Sandles are just more comfortable, in the summer.


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Re: Sandals and flip-flops on guys [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4633483 - 09/08/05 12:39 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

In some situations, they're the best choice.

For instance, at music festivals where you're often walking through mud, Tevas make sense. They're perfect on the bike as well.

I wouldn't wear them during our brutally cold winters, though.


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