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Is it ever okay for men to wear flip flops in public?

Spring has re-ignited one of the most polarizing debates of all time: is it ever okay for men to wear flip flops in public? On one hand, flip flops are comfortable and ideal for warm weather. There's nothing like a cool breeze between your toes! Sadly, the ratio of flip-flop wearing men who maintain proper foot grooming is disgracefully low. Even if your feet are immaculate, some say flip flops belong only at the beach and in the locker room! Are you pro or anti men wearing flip flops? 👣

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Esquire is fervently anti-flip-flop, unless you are traversing sand or trying to prevent catching a fungus at the gym.

Are you really telling me that when you wear flip-flops, you like the way you feel? Do you honest-to-god enjoy the strappy tan lines they give your feet, or the way your soles turn black with dust and dirt and fecal matter when you walk? Do you like the unsupportive base, and how it forces your foot to flirt with its plantar fasciitis? 
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But is all this hatred of men's feet unfair? MEL Magazine's Alana Hope Levinson writes absolutely:

Women are expected to curate every aspect of our appearance, so much so that many of us routinely get our heels buffed off and toenails painted. A woman who wears flip-flops has probably judged her feet and herself (physically, emotionally, spiritually) multiple times before putting them on: Are they appropriate? Am I repulsive? Will anyone ever love me? Men in flip-flops prove the theory that they’re able to put little to no effort into fashion or grooming (and everything else, if we’re being honest) and still be seen as attractive.
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The Cut's Bobby Moynihan writes that he's pro-flop. They're so damn comfortable! Live and let live! 

“I’m totally for it. Where is it okay? Everywhere. Comfort should rule all. We’re all dirty people, there’s dirt everywhere, flip-flops aren’t going to change anything. Flips-flops are wonderful. 
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Some men say this is a sexist double standard! Examine your anti-male foot bias!

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But others declare that when they are king, male flip-flop wearers will be first against the wall.

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Is it ever okay for men to wear flip flops in public?
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