I don’t wear sandals. I don’t like them. In the warm summer months I prefer deck shoes, if I have to wear shoes, or being barefoot. It’s fine for other men to wear sandals, but they’re just not for me. I get that they’re airy and comfortable and the next best thing to being barefoot. I just can’t bring myself to do it.
What I don’t get, though, are those guys who wear sandals and socks. Huh? Isn’t the point of wearing sandals that your feet are exposed to the fresh air? Don’t socks kinda defeat that purpose? If it’s too cold for bare skin, why the heck are you wearing sandals?
Now, in some workplaces, sandals are allowed footwear and sneakers aren’t (which is just another kind of stoopid), which could partially explain some of this, but I see plenty of guys with socks and sandals outside of any sort of work setting; they apparently did it of their own free will.
I just really, really, don’t get it.
It seems I’m not alone in my confusion, and that it is an epidemic worse than I thought. Check out http://www.sandalandsoxer.co.uk/.