Warmer weather usually means that we get to enjoy a few more fun things in life: ice cream all the time, shorts and skirts, picnics outside, and no more boots! But for all of you men who were looking forward to letting your toes breathe some fresh air as the temperatures begin to rise, you should know that wearing flip-flops is apparently a big no-no. Who knew?
Now that spring is here (at least in some parts of the world), people took to Twitter to rant about men’s toes, and how they should not be seen as the mercury rises.
Just because it’s warm and sunny does not mean we need to see men’s trotters in flip flops 🤢
— Jax (@Gellyfsh) April 19, 2018
Nathalie Gordon wrote in a tweet (that has since been deleted): “I think all men should be banned from wearing flip flops unless it’s 25degrees+ and they’re within 3 meters from a body of water.”
Is it that people don’t like unkempt feet? If more men got pedicures, would that be acceptable?
You poor guys will apparently have to stick to sneakers or loafers with your jeans:
It’s that time of year again, folks.
I’d just like to remind my fellow men that flip flops and jeans is not an acceptable combo in any circumstances.
— David (@FourNaanJeremy) April 18, 2018
And this appears to be a thing all around the world:
Absolutely firmly agreeing with @laurenlaverne re flip-flops. There is no heatwave strong enough to legitimise the visibility of men's feet in the urban British environment. I wore some once, in Thailand, and still wanted to apologise to strangers.
— Silver St Brewing Co (@silverstbrew) April 18, 2018
And clearly people feel very strongly about this policy:
If I were to run for president, my political platform would purely be that men wearing flip flops outside of a beach environment would be sentenced to the death penalty
— Connor (@ConnorPLeighton) April 12, 2018
Perhaps it’s just a matter of dressing up a bit?
@QueensNYCgirl I think flip flops are fine on men, if it goes with the look…like a polo shirt and linen pants
— Bella Monet ||| SSL (@BronzyBella) August 3, 2010
Well, of course Jude Law gets a pass. Obviously…
the best form of birth control is men in flip flops
— 𝔥𝔬𝔱 𝔤𝔦𝔯𝔩 𝔅𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔞𝔫 𝔉𝔯𝔞𝔰𝔢𝔯 Ⓥ (@veganbrat69) April 16, 2018
What are your thoughts on the matter? Should men be allowed to let their toes hang free when it’s hot out? Or are gangly, hairy toes with un-manicured toenails where everyone draws the line?