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(WTHR)   Podiatrist suggests that $2 flip flops not nearly as good for your feet as the $80 ones. In other news: You can spend *how much* for flip flops?   (wthr.com) divider line 252
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2008-06-20 12:36:13 PM
TheKnownUniverse: Gen. Apathy: OMG, in that pic with Bush and the girls - WTF?

Who the hell thinks it's ok to wear flip flops with a formal dress? Shows absolutely no class.

They're just trying to fit in. In DC it's practically a twenty-something uniform: a $200-300 ensemble from Ann Taylor, and $10 flipflops.


Oh and a Coach/Louis Vuitton/etc purse.
 
2008-06-20 12:36:36 PM
Mugato: Men should not wear flip flops or sandals unless they're at the pool or beach.

When I was an undergrad, I would wear flip-flops while taking a shower.

Derkins: Does anybody here remember when we used to call them "thongs"?
Now it has a whole other meaning.


No, and I like today's meaning better.

/unless I get a picture in my head of a fat woman wearing one.
//shudders.
///I have a perverted mind.
 
2008-06-20 12:39:16 PM
FarkinHostile: Looks like I am out of your dating pool. :(

It ain't the shoes, dude.

Isuldir: Reefs. The green is actual fake turf. Feels like walking on (fake)grass with every step!

Nice... I've got to try them if I see them in a store.
 
2008-06-20 12:39:50 PM
I wear a size 15 shoe and it's always hard for me to find a pair that fit. They are either too tight or I can't seen to keep them from flying off my feet when I walk. Just can't seem to get the hang of it. They are convenient, but I find going barefoot works just as well for those occasions that I might put on a flip-flop (the beach, the pool, outside in my yard.).

Anyway, flip-flops make me look like Fred Flintstone with these big old feet.
 
2008-06-20 12:40:08 PM
alternaloser: Strobeguy: I have pair of sandels with very rough bottoms

I can only wear them with white tube socks to cushion

My Sinister-in-law became the fashion police and said no-way

I leave it to you...opinions?

Even I don't wear socks with sandals and I'm a computer nerd.


Really? Then there are 10 of us..those against socks and sandles
and those for...

/hint Base 2
 
2008-06-20 12:40:34 PM
 
2008-06-20 12:40:49 PM
goneja: That "$85 front toe cover" protected me from having a goth heave their giant boot down on it during a concert. It does deserve respect. When I had taken them off in California surf and had my foot dashed by the rocks, I wish I had kept them on. There are obviously more featured than a toe cover, see the product website.

Yeah, I'm sure. All I'm saying is that I have a very similar pair of sandals that are amazingly comfortable. So far I haven't had any Goth-Toe incidents, and let's hope that horror doesn't loom in my future!
 
2008-06-20 12:40:50 PM
SchlingFo: I have a pair of Reef sandals that I paid $40 for.

They're absolute heaven to walk in, plus they have bottle openers on the bottom :)


I see your flip flops with bottle openers and raise you flip flops with flasks in them! 3 oz per foot (new window)

/actually, I hear they kind of suck
 
2008-06-20 12:41:05 PM
How can footwear so comfortable be considered "not good" for your feet? To me, uncomfortable shoes = "not good".

I've never founda pair of dress shoes (high heeled OR flat) more comfortable than my Reeboks.

And what's with you people who can't walk in flipflops? How spastic can you be? How do you manage to feed yourselves?
 
2008-06-20 12:41:06 PM
factoryconnection: In every life, we are faced with a choice: walk through the muck or around it. Some of us choose the latter, and for us the open shoe is still an option. Choose wisely.

Sometimes there is no choice. Sometimes, it's all muck.
 
2008-06-20 12:42:23 PM
factoryconnection

If Roger E. Goddamn Mosley could spend his whole life on the beach and not wear flip-flops, the least you other motherfarkers could do is not wear them the five vacation days you spend there.
 
2008-06-20 12:42:32 PM
XTeacher: I have hated slaps since I was a little kid in the 70s. It's the thong between the toes that bugs the shiat out of me. When I camped across the U.S. a few summers ago, I kept a pair of cheap slaps as shower shoes for campgrounds, but that was the last time I've worn any.

I remember such irritation when I was young, and thus was skeptical, like many here, of reintroducing them to my wardrobe when I moved to Charleston. I disagree with some in here that say that they're all the same... better designs make for far less irritation, slip, wear, and retention of moisture (ew).

I have a pair of rubber Gap ones that have yet to do me wrong, and a pair of hemp/rubber Quicksilvers that I really love. Other brands haven't fared so well with me.
 
2008-06-20 12:42:54 PM
TheKnownUniverse: Gen. Apathy: OMG, in that pic with Bush and the girls - WTF?

Who the hell thinks it's ok to wear flip flops with a formal dress? Shows absolutely no class.

They're just trying to fit in. In DC it's practically a twenty-something uniform: a $200-300 ensemble from Ann Taylor, and $10 flipflops.


Seriously? Wow. But who expects to find classy behavior in DC?
 
2008-06-20 12:43:51 PM
Scruffinator: actually, I hear they kind of suck

They are nice flip flops, but the booze holder is sorta sucky. They(REEF) have a new one with a secret compartment on the bottom for cash, doobies etc. They actually are quite useful in certain situations.


/good pal is the Reef Rep for Western Canada.
//Gets lots of free stuff
 
2008-06-20 12:44:03 PM
factoryconnection: Shuffling in flip-flops makes me feel, and anyone else look, like a hungover failure. It is as if the effort of not only tying shoes, but actually picking your feet off the ground is an insurmountable demand. It screams "I'm hammock-bound!"

Not always a bad thing.


That's a whole new perspective. And since that's the way I'm feeling today, I think I'm gonna ditch the tennis shoes for the flip-flops.

/and then I'll run 3785666396721 errands with baby in tow anyway
//ah well, I'll live vicariously through my shoes
 
2008-06-20 12:44:43 PM
BTW, I really would like to find a pair that fits me well. My wife and kids wear them and they seem so convenient and comfortable. I may have to look into some of the brands suggested here.
 
2008-06-20 12:45:00 PM
www.shoesite.co.uk
FTW
Crocs, but cooler crocs. They're squishy.
 
2008-06-20 12:45:04 PM
factoryconnection

It ain't the shoes, dude.


Now you're just being mean.


(runs from the thread sobbing)
 
2008-06-20 12:45:57 PM
Oznog: Topless Sandals anyone?

The concept is cool, but they look like they'd be hard to line up on your feet just right. And I have to wonder if they'd survive a trip up a flight of cement stairs... like the kind that typically run from a beach resort's pool to its lobby.
 
2008-06-20 12:46:34 PM
I admit, i have some of those fur-lined flip flops they were advertising on fark earlier-they rock.
 
2008-06-20 12:47:04 PM
I don't mind folks wearing flip-flops, as long as they aren't in front of me on the sidewalk, forcing me to walk at their cripple-pace. Unfortunately, that seems to be a pretty common occurrence.
 
2008-06-20 12:47:29 PM
kelisu: How can footwear so comfortable be considered "not good" for your feet? To me, uncomfortable shoes = "not good".


Things that feel good initially can often be harmful in the long run.

Also, some shoes are good for walking all day in, but bad for standing still in for long periods, and vice-versa.
 
2008-06-20 12:48:15 PM
Only slaves should wear sandals. They are a mark of subservience.
 
2008-06-20 12:48:34 PM
LowPlainsDrifter: Yeah, I'm sure. All I'm saying is that I have a very similar pair of sandals that are amazingly comfortable. So far I haven't had any Goth-Toe incidents, and let's hope that horror doesn't loom in my future!

When I see dudes at a metal show wearing 'flops, I auto-cringe for their inevitable, smashed-toe fate.

theorellior: Sometimes there is no choice. Sometimes, it's all muck.

Life is full of challenges.

iamrobot: If Roger E. Goddamn Mosley could spend his whole life on the beach and not wear flip-flops, the least you other motherfarkers could do is not wear them the five vacation days you spend there.

There are millions of people that go without drinking beer or consuming pork their whole lives. That doesn't mean that it is a good idea, even if they were on Magnum PI. I also live in Charleston; I spend a few more than 5 days annually at the beach, duh.
 
2008-06-20 12:48:42 PM
Gen. Apathy: I wear a size 15 shoe...

How YOU doin'??

/obligatory
 
2008-06-20 12:48:59 PM
I have to wear boots all day at work, so on my own time, I wear flip flops just about everywhere (with jeans sometimes, too!). I live in AZ, so it's almost always conducive to the climate. I have a $35 pair of Scott flops that I picked up in Hawaii. They are easily the best, most comfortable pair of flip flops I've ever owned. I'll shed a tear when they wear out, because I have yet to find Scott sandals on the mainland.

/30-something flip-flop wearer
//fark the haters
 
2008-06-20 12:49:09 PM
 
2008-06-20 12:49:32 PM
Gen. Apathy: Seriously? Wow. But who expects to find classy behavior in DC?

Well, in their defense, they usually take them off once they get to the office and put on "real" shoes. You ever try running after a bus in 3 inch heels?

Luckily for me, my shoes and my clothes are cheap, so my classless existence is at least consistent.
 
2008-06-20 12:49:39 PM
idrow: What? You don't like my bags?

when i was a kid, my mom would put bread bags on my feet before putting on my snow boots.

true story.
 
2008-06-20 12:51:56 PM
question_dj: $50 flip-flop. I wear these more than I wear shoes. I can even run in them.

I'm with you! I have 4 styles of the Chaco and wear them daily. Very high arch, and awesome support.
 
2008-06-20 12:52:48 PM
FarkinHostile: Now you're just being mean.

(runs from the thread sobbing)


I read an article in Livescience in which scientists report that sarcasm is an evolutionary advantage. So, that being said... go cry, emo kid!

girljen: That's a whole new perspective. And since that's the way I'm feeling today, I think I'm gonna ditch the tennis shoes for the flip-flops.

/and then I'll run 3785666396721 errands with baby in tow anyway
//ah well, I'll live vicariously through my shoes


I was referring to shuffling versus walking, I'm pro-flop all the way. Having an infant reinforces the good of shoes for which you don't have to sit or reach down. My son is very tolerant of being held upside-down, but I'm sure this isn't the norm.
 
2008-06-20 12:52:57 PM
Wow, we used to do that, too, but I had forgotten about it until I read your post.

/Repressed memories FTW!
 
2008-06-20 12:53:12 PM
some_wild-eyed_8-foot_tall_maniac: Things that feel good initially can often be harmful in the long run.

Buttsecks?
 
2008-06-20 12:54:39 PM
Isuldirs : drinkoffking: FTW

Hippy ;)


Love the sandals, hate hippies with a passion. i just wish the hippies would have picked a less comfortable shoe.

/plus their german so the whole hippy thing is delightfully ironic
 
2008-06-20 12:55:02 PM
Bartleby the Scrivener: idrow: What? You don't like my bags?

when i was a kid, my mom would put bread bags on my feet before putting on my snow boots.

true story.


Sorry, my earlier post was re: this.

/Repressed intelligence also FTW. :)
 
2008-06-20 12:56:08 PM
TheKnownUniverse: Gen. Apathy: Seriously? Wow. But who expects to find classy behavior in DC?

Well, in their defense, they usually take them off once they get to the office and put on "real" shoes. You ever try running after a bus in 3 inch heels?

Luckily for me, my shoes and my clothes are cheap, so my classless existence is at least consistent.


Well then that is understandable. I can see wearing them outside the office, many women I see in running shoes with thier work clothes (men too). I was thinking they were sitting in meetings trying to be taken seriously with a flip-flop dangling off thier toes.

But the girls in the above pic with the president have no excuse. If you're going to be photographed with a world leader, try and wear some decent shoes (no matter what you think of said leader).
 
2008-06-20 12:56:37 PM
drinkoffking: plus their german so the whole hippy thing is delightfully ironic

Touche.
 
2008-06-20 12:56:53 PM
Did I go back in time a few days or a week????

/or maybe I'm psychic ;)
 
2008-06-20 12:57:13 PM
MEN IN SANDALS ARE HOT!!

/sport sandals, not the $2 flip flops
 
2008-06-20 12:57:21 PM
drinkoffking: /plus their german so the whole hippy thing is delightfully ironic

How so? I've known some pretty hippie-ish Germans.
 
2008-06-20 12:58:08 PM
MEN IN SANDALS ARE HOT!!

/sport sandals, not the $2 flip flopsThyomorb: I like how the doctor basically says that all flip-flops are awful in TFA and submitter takes away "$2 flip flops not nearly as good for your feet as the $80 ones."

because it's true.
 
2008-06-20 12:58:57 PM
drinkoffking :plus their they're german so the whole hippy thing is delightfully ironic

/god i fail
 
2008-06-20 12:59:33 PM
Are sport sandals the ones that are black with lots of rubber, 50 different straps, and close with velcro?

If so, ick
 
2008-06-20 01:00:46 PM
FTA: Most of us take 10,000 to 20,000 steps a day, so you want to make each one as comfortable as possible.

Seriously? Those numbers seem a bit high for the computer age.
 
2008-06-20 01:01:14 PM
Pilikia: Interesting related article:

It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we're wrecking it with every step we take.


Sweet article. I think I'll give barefoot walks another try; I'll have to build up the toughness in my soles that I had in my youth.

I'm not walking anywhere barefoot that I don't know by heart how to avoid dog sh*t, broken glass, and other nastiness.
 
2008-06-20 01:01:49 PM
Noexit: some_wild-eyed_8-foot_tall_maniac: Things that feel good initially can often be harmful in the long run.

Buttsecks?


You're doing it wrong.
 
2008-06-20 01:01:59 PM
I'm so glad I don't work at an office. I grew up on the beach in SoCal when the only time I really had to wear real shoes was for Catholic school. Now I'm teaching at a university and only wear flip flops between April to October. In the colder months I usually end up going barefoot in class.
/Could care less about fashion statements
//Never had a single complaint, I must have some beautiful feet;)
 
2008-06-20 01:02:53 PM
XTeacher: I have hated slaps since I was a little kid in the 70s. It's the thong between the toes that bugs the shiat out of me.

Ditto, I have very sensitive toe cleavage.
 
2008-06-20 01:04:05 PM
factoryconnection

I read an article in Livescience in which scientists report that sarcasm is an evolutionary advantage. So, that being said... go cry, emo kid!


Due to an unfortunate childhood accident, in which I sustained a head injury while running from a pack of dogs while wearing flip flops, I am unable to detect sarcasm. No, really!
 
2008-06-20 01:04:06 PM
Farkie von Farkenstiel: Bartleby the Scrivener: idrow: What? You don't like my bags?

when i was a kid, my mom would put bread bags on my feet before putting on my snow boots.

true story.

Sorry, my earlier post was re: this.

/Repressed intelligence also FTW. :)


you knew my mom?????
 
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