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Posted on 05/28/2010 8:43:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
OK, so I'm at the Dunkin Donuts this morning, it's a rather cool spring morning, about 50 degrees. I can see my breath in the air! Yet, every woman in the Dunkin Donuts were in flip-flops!
Now everywhere I go these days, it seems that the women are wearing flip-flops instead of regular shoes. Why is that?
I just don't get the appeal of wearing flip flops. I can understand wearing them at the beach. And when I was in Marine boot camp (Parris Island), we were issued a pair to wear to the shower. But anywhere other then the beach or the shower, I'm just not getting it. Why would you want to wear flip-flops instead of regular shoes?
Now get this, I go walking with the dog every morning for about 4 miles. Think I could do that in flip-flops? Think again. Nothing but hard-soled footwear for me. I wear hiking boots maybe 9 months out of the year. During the summer, I might switch to sneakers (New Balance) or maybe some Docksider boat shoes. But no flip-flops for me.
I'd like to see some woman follow me into the woods in flip-flops when I go hiking. Good luck with that. Try hiking Mt. Washington in a pair of flip-flops. You won't think flip-flops are so swell when you try that.
I'm not quite sure when women in flip-flops became the "in" thing. Back when I was younger, you just didn't see flip flops except maybe at the beach or in the shower like I mentioned before. Suddenly, all these women decide that this is what they want to wear. You even see woman in dresses with flip-flops. What is up with that? It's like if I wore a suit with sandals. It would be ridiculous. But for women, they seem to get away with wearing flip-flops with their business attire.
Also, isn't it uncomfortable to go walking around in flip-flops? Don't you feel vulnerable walking around in public with flip-flops? What if a nuclear bomb went off and you had to run for the hills? Wouldn't get very far in a pair of flip-flops. What if somebody with heavy boots was to stomp on your toes? If you were wearing regular shoes, not such a big deal. In flip flops, it's going to leave a mark.
Somebody, hopefully, will explain this flip-flop thing to me. I would like to understand. Thank you and good night.
I don’t get it either. Here in Los Angeles, women wear flip flops to work (I’m a teacher.) I have no idea why anyone would do such a thing. It’s like the girls who walk around in mini skirts and halter tops with those big, furry Ugg boots, and a gauzy scarf around their necks. No logic and not very appealing, but oh so very L.A.
I’ll add to your semi-rant by saying the new “in” thing is to show up to tech jobs dressed like you’re on a beach in Hawaii, having not shaved for a week and needing about 6 inches off the top.
Pop culture. Hate it. I’ve seen some GREAT sun dresses in our congregation.....unfortunately to be topped off by ‘flip-flops’. Ick.
Well, here in Kansas it is the prickly pear cactus and the cow patties that dictate my footwear. I don’t even own flip flops.
What the city folk wear, I couldn’t say.
Of course, the crowning achievement of wearing flip flops is when a gal is blowing and popping bubble gum bubbles while she walks, asynchronously with the rhythm of her flip flops.
Nobody in *my* trailer park has that one down yet.
Silly you... they match their pajama bottoms when they go shopping at Wal-Mart.
My pet peeve is guys who wear sandals with white socks. What’s with that?
2)If there is a nuclear attack the women in 4 inch heels will have to ditch their shoes too, so every other woman in NYC will be shoeless when the end comes.
3)Most importantly: they show off your pedicure.
at least it’s not crocs or crocks or whatever they are called.
As a day-to-day thought, yes I wonder about such. The world is about to go to hell in a hand basket, Islam seems to be winning, NK is about to start WWIII, and yet I worry about women wearing flip-flops. Go figure.
It would look stupid in most places here in the USA. But in Europe, particularly the former Com-Bloc, it wouldn't be particularly strange.
I am a guy and I wear flip flops during the weekend. My job demands formal business attire (yes, ties even in 110 degree weather)
On weekends, my uniform of choice is such:
2. cotton t-shirt
3. “dressy” flip flops
God help me but I love my weekend uniform. and to make matters worse, I live in an upscale suburb of Dallas, and this is now the uniform of choice
for us guys!!!
So.. start your ridiculing now.. I am ready
Blame John Kerry for the flip flop..
They are very easy to put on.
Leave flip flops, or step-in sandals (my favorite), by the door. Step into them on the way out and you are shod.
They’re comfortable. End of story.
To show off their “tats”.
They are all frustrated John Kerry fans and just can’t get enough flip flop in their lives.
The’re lazy. It’s not just the flip flops, it’s sweat pants and no make up.
LOL! Guitly as charged! Every spring I do this to break my feet in so I don't get blisters right away. By mid-May the socks are gone.
In that case, why not wear sandals or open-toe “flats”?
why do men wear shorts in the middle of winter in the north?....
I’m not a woman, but I would think flip flops would be very easy to put on (and take off if you’re in a culture where folks leave their shoes at the door) and they are also cheap.
And do these women have fancy manicured and polished toe nails? Unless they wear something like a flip flop, nobody’s going to see all the brightly colored nails. In that case, it’s the same reason a body builder wears a tank top—to show off all that hard work.
If you are a straight male, you know that the key to understanding women is in understanding their fashion choices, most particularly their shoes, and — you don’t care. Why would any sensible person wear spiked heels? A mystery, wrapped in an enigma. The feminine mystique.
The big question is why do so many people wear deck shoes or tennis shoes?
And T-shirts....What’s up with those?
IIRC, Jimmy Buffet had a song about flip-flops, and pop-tops, and maybe alcohol was a factor. Oh, and a woman was to blame.
Now, where did I put that shaker of salt.....
So their butts don’t freeze ?
Does this get your nut off?
Like that picture above, those toes are fat as sausages, why would a woman want to let anyone see those?
Speaking as a non-woman, I don’t care for the thing between the toes on flip-flops. But sandals or bare feet? Whenever possible. When temperature allows, and their are no spinning blades or other hazards eminent, let those feet (and legs) free.
Do they smell while indoors and do they stain the carpet?
So they won’t be pregnant and barefooted.
We wear them because our feet hurt. We have to wear dress-up, pointy-toed shoes and pantyhose during the workweek, and when we aren’t on duty it’s nice to not be in pain. Flip-flops are the closest we can get to being barefoot. You try walking around on your toes for 40 or 50 hours a week and you’ll want to go barefoot, too.
I love to dress with some formality, but I’m sitting here typing this wearing a Ralph Lauren dress and the fantastically comfortable J. Crew thick-soled flip-flops my daughter bought me for my last birthday. My feet feel good for a change.
There may be some other shoes that are comfortable too—my Topsiders and Bass loafers, my Ariat paddock boots and Vogel field boots are fine, too. But none of them all the freedom of having my feet squish out in all directions as the flip-flops do. Bliss!
I am with you on this. I do not even own flip flops or sandals and do not understand their appeal.
They kind of get a rhythm off of them that acts almost sort of like a pacifier to club dancing.
As you know, alcohol, dancing, and loud mind numbing music form the basis of modern foreplay.
Using flip flops, this is a pacifier for dancing
strap on an ipod for loud music
smoke some bud in the morning
you are on your way
so that is where the flip flops came from along with their amazing simplicity. You can be completely drunk, stoned, worn out from sex and dancing, and you somehow can still get them on your feet.
Is that real?
“why not wear sandals or open-toe flats?”
That’s what I do, to avoid looking slummy.
Never sweatpants OR a tshirt, either. We have our standards.
It was his own damn fault.
LOL! I just KNEW there was a reason why I didn’t like him!
Crocs makes flip-flops!
Just thought you’d like to know ;)
Well, here in Kansas it is the prickly pear cactus and the cow patties that dictate my footwear. I dont even own flip flops.
“Do they smell while indoors and do they stain the carpet?”
Well....I don’t know about your personal lifestyle, but it never occurred to me to bring either into the house. :-0
Slides can be fancy and even have a heel, or they can be casual or whatever. I live in the things. (I live in FL, everyone tends to wear them)
Flip flops, no matter how careful you are, you can bend them and take a nasty fall.
yup! Returning from golfing (of course!)
Hear at a Gulf Cost resort where I work, during Spring Break I saw the couples all going out. The scene- it is night and temperatures are upper 40s. Without exception she is wearin gminimum sandals and an abbreviated something that used to be called a cocktail dress. He is wearing a coat over a sweater, long pants and shoes with socks. She is shivering and complaining about how cold it is. Even at that age I was not drawn to stupid girls. From what I see at spring break if I were young again I would have a very small field to draw from if any.