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(Slate)   Finally, someone takes on the greatest scourge of our age: People who wear flip-flops instead of real shoes   (slate.com) divider line 217
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2013-07-04 03:42:14 PM
elysive: and dont walk barefoot in places where the fungi thrive (locker rooms, public showers, martial arts gyms where ppl run around barefoot and sweaty *shudder*).

Ahh, I wear sandals in locker rooms :P - and don't exactly spend a lot of time there (just long enough to change before hopping into a pool).

The rest of the time, I'm either in the ocean (with flippers on), or on high desert trails (with hiking boots).

// I figure some people are more susceptible to this sort of thing than others.

// I think I was thinking of something other than Athlete's foot. What's that thing that soldiers get for wearing the same boots/socks all the time? Not trench foot.
 
2013-07-04 04:18:32 PM

Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.


Wow. You've got issues.
 
2013-07-04 04:25:55 PM

Uncle Tractor: Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.

Wow. You've got issues.


If you take that as a literal you have the problem. The last is just a WTF to me. Why wear sandals and socks? I've been given an answer but I just didn't find it very satisfying. It's like wearing polka dots and plaid. It stands out.
 
2013-07-04 04:32:21 PM

Kingly Weevil: Article clearly written by someone who has never lived anywhere hot.  At a certain point, fashion matters less than comfort.

That point for me is right around 90 degrees.  Uncovering some small amount of skin makes a world of difference.


Flip flops are not comfortable. The thong digs in between your toes, they won't stay evenly under your feet, and that smacking sound is really, really annoying. Also, the first grain of sand, and you've got to take them off and dust your feet.

If you're a cute girl with small feet and a pedicure, they're esthetically OK. Everyone else should keep their gnarly bearpaws out of sight.

/I have poor circulation in my extremities, so I am not familiar with the concept of hot feet. My year-round, casual shoe is a steel-toed ankle boot.
 
2013-07-04 04:34:52 PM

Maggie_Luna: Uncle Tractor: Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.

Wow. You've got issues.

If you take that as a literal you have the problem. The last is just a WTF to me. Why wear sandals and socks? I've been given an answer but I just didn't find it very satisfying. It's like wearing polka dots and plaid. It stands out.


You replied to me that you'd rather suffer in heels than wear sandals because "that's disgusting". Apparently you do have issues and think your own feet are gross.

BTW this is what wearing heels will do to your feet. :D
 
2013-07-04 04:41:15 PM
Oh good, it's officially summer now; some blogging nutsack has written the obligatory 2000 word waste of time regarding their psychological issues with feet.

/In the immortal words of Mike Nelson, "I enjoy watching people's mental illness".
 
2013-07-04 04:43:22 PM

lordargent: elysive: and dont walk barefoot in places where the fungi thrive (locker rooms, public showers, martial arts gyms where ppl run around barefoot and sweaty *shudder*).

Ahh, I wear sandals in locker rooms :P - and don't exactly spend a lot of time there (just long enough to change before hopping into a pool).

The rest of the time, I'm either in the ocean (with flippers on), or on high desert trails (with hiking boots).

// I figure some people are more susceptible to this sort of thing than others.

// I think I was thinking of something other than Athlete's foot. What's that thing that soldiers get for wearing the same boots/socks all the time? Not trench foot.


No idea what you were toing for...foot rot is a military term for athletes foot and I didnt think people got trench foot since WWI. Trench foot prevention sounds pretty similarto for AF prevention.

/happy hiking and swimming!
 
2013-07-04 04:48:36 PM

elysive: Maggie_Luna: Uncle Tractor: Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.

Wow. You've got issues.

If you take that as a literal you have the problem. The last is just a WTF to me. Why wear sandals and socks? I've been given an answer but I just didn't find it very satisfying. It's like wearing polka dots and plaid. It stands out.

You replied to me that you'd rather suffer in heels than wear sandals because "that's disgusting". Apparently you do have issues and think your own feet are gross.

BTW this is what wearing heels will do to your feet. :D


No I said I'd rather go in heels than go barefoot (not sandals) because seriously I don't know how women can walk around barefoot outside on the asphalt and ground willy nilly. If your shoes hurt that much dear god. My shoes are uncomfortable if heels but not so much that they'll cause me so much discomfort. I don't own any sandals other than flip flops, I use them for inside the house or around the house. I try not to wear heels too because yeah, they're not good for you. Neither are flip flops. I tend to stick with flats with some support if not able to wear something else.

Between heels and flip flops to barefoot, flip flops win hands down.

Wear what you want, I'm allowed to judge and visa versa.
 
2013-07-04 05:35:09 PM

Maggie_Luna: Uncle Tractor: Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.

Wow. You've got issues.

If you take that as a literal you have the problem. The last is just a WTF to me. Why wear sandals and socks? I've been given an answer but I just didn't find it very satisfying. It's like wearing polka dots and plaid. It stands out.



People wear socks to absorb the sweat, oil and shed skin cells from the foot. The socks are more easily and thoroughly washed than the shoe is. Therefore, the shoe stays cleaner and lasts longer when socks are worn. No doubt, this can also be true of some sandals, particularly nice, expensive leather or suede sandals.

If you think you need to be able to judge, or kill people, because they wear socks, kindly get yourself a life. Or, go shoot yourself behind the barn. And if you object to anything I have said, YOU have the problem.

Do your words sound different when they are directed back at you?
 
2013-07-04 05:44:34 PM

Shadowknight: redmid17: As someone who grew up in the state south of you, you are full of shiat as far as temps are concerned.

Like we would trust anyone from Ohio.  Seriously, though, in the Saginaw Valley we usually get a week or two during the summer where it gets that hot.  Not the entire summer, granted, but occasionally we get that day that makes you want to curl up and die.


I'm from Indiana. 90s and 100s are, like you said, for 2-3 per summer, maybe 4 if it was a hot summer. I remember in 2002 when we had two weeks or so of 100+ degree weather, and the lows were 95+. Our AC died in the first week, but that was by far the hottest summer I can remember.
 
2013-07-04 07:48:21 PM

WeenerGord: Maggie_Luna: Uncle Tractor: Maggie_Luna: Flip flops are lazy. Sometimes they look very gross because of the person wearing them. Buy sandals if you want open shoes. If you wear socks and sandals go shoot yourself behind the barn.

Wow. You've got issues.

If you take that as a literal you have the problem. The last is just a WTF to me. Why wear sandals and socks? I've been given an answer but I just didn't find it very satisfying. It's like wearing polka dots and plaid. It stands out.


People wear socks to absorb the sweat, oil and shed skin cells from the foot. The socks are more easily and thoroughly washed than the shoe is. Therefore, the shoe stays cleaner and lasts longer when socks are worn. No doubt, this can also be true of some sandals, particularly nice, expensive leather or suede sandals.

If you think you need to be able to judge, or kill people, because they wear socks, kindly get yourself a life. Or, go shoot yourself behind the barn. And if you object to anything I have said, YOU have the problem.

Do your words sound different when they are directed back at you?


No, because I am capable of understanding hyperbole. Which apparently you have problems with. The phrase I used did have more vitriol than say the phrase DIAF or I am going to kill myself. It's hyperbolic and not literal. And I never said I'd kill people but yes I judge; we all do. Or do you hold no opinions of Kim Kardashian, Honey Boo Boo , or someone who wears something that is aesthetically unappealing to you?

I do object solely because you twisted my words. Other than that what do I care? It's all perspective. From my POV you fail to grasp over exaggeration and seem a bit over sensitive.


Though really I fail to understand the objection sentence. I have a problem? Why? Because I disagree with you?

/geez Louise
 
2013-07-04 08:47:17 PM

Maggie_Luna: No I said I'd rather go in heels than go barefoot (not sandals) because seriously I don't know how women can walk around barefoot outside on the asphalt and ground willy nilly. If your shoes hurt that much dear god. My shoes are uncomfortable if heels but not so much that they'll cause me so much discomfort. I don't own any sandals other than flip flops, I use them for inside the house or around the house. I try not to wear heels too because yeah, they're not good for you. Neither are flip flops. I tend to stick with flats with some support if not able to wear something else.

Between heels and flip flops to barefoot, flip flops win hands down.

Wear what you want, I'm allowed to judge and visa versa.

Who is walking around barefoot on asphalt? The only talk of barefoot has been people saying flip flops are essentially being barefoot. Also I mentioned upthread that I dont wear shoes much (because I work at home and shoes are actually forbidden on carpeted areas). why? Because I was challenging the assertion that people need "supportive" footwear or else they will sustain great injury.

You definitely have the right to judge people but when you post your whacky ideas on here, Farkers have the right to judge you right back. In this case I'm calling you a busybody with foot issues.

/i get nauseated when people prop their feet up close to me and in my direct line of sight, carryover from when my dad always put his big socked feet up between me and the TV...but people's feet are not intrusive when they are walking around, unless of course you have an unnatural fixation with feet
 
2013-07-04 11:36:10 PM
Subby is unfamiliar with the SoCal "uniform".
 
2013-07-05 05:22:46 AM
lordargent:

// wash your feet and you don't have to worry about athlete's foot.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
 
2013-07-05 06:08:13 AM
I work from home and the only time I'm not wearing flip-plops outside is on semi formal date night with the wife and the occasional church visit.
 
2013-07-05 01:12:35 PM
Lots of these articles lately (the one about the drinks I'm not supposed to order comes to mind). All stupid. I wear flip flops all summer because they're comfortable.

Don't give a sht what uptight turds think of this. I'm going to go home now, sit around outside in a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, listen to the Grateful Dead, and drink a Negra Modelo with a lime wedge out of frosty mug, and probably do some other things that dpsht wannabe arbiters of style loathe...
 
2013-07-05 01:58:38 PM
All I know is, show me a person who wears flip flops exclusively and I'll show you a person who is a lazy do-nothing.

/Won't leave hous in flip flops except to get mail
 
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