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  • batfink
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    There are some truly abhorrent suggestions on this tread.

    I live in my Reef flip-flops over here in Oz (as does everyone else), and the only real alternatives are birkenstocks

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    WWJW?*

    Hawaiian Jesus Sandals of course! 😉

    *(What would Jesus wear)

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    So what exactly is wrong with birkenstocks?

    batfink
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    So what exactly is wrong with birkenstocks?

    Absolutely nothing…. and aproximately 300,000 times better than ^that lot^

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    about what I though, some of that stuff is hideous!

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Righog – white socks! 😆

    There are some truly abhorrent suggestions on this tread.

    I live in my Reef flip-flops over here in Oz (as does everyone else), and the only real alternatives are birkenstocks

    As the OP, I respectfully concur with the honourable member.

    So what exactly is wrong with birkenstocks?

    I was merely fact-finding to see if there were any alternatives out there of which I knew nothing. As the thread proves, there appears not to be.

    Although those gladiator sandals ^^^ look pretty cool 😆

    batfink
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    +1 on the gladiator sandals – awsomesauce

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    Reef flip flops for me. Never liked the look of birkenstocks, and +several million on the evilness of some of the suggestions above.

    Although I am going to buy some espadrilles for this year’s hols.

    I feel a bit guilty, but this thread makes me giggle with glee. Observing grown men agonising (in a fashion sense) over combat sandals/flip flops/espadrilles etc is better than a poke in the eye.

    Surely the only point where sandals become ‘cool’ is when they’re doing the job they are designed to do? But ‘fashion’ and sandals?

    Ad agencies must love the North Western male’s discomfort with the blooming sandal craze – “Send the message that they neededn’t be paralyzed with embarrasment, they can have HOT fashion and COOL feet! Mil-types looking to send a cool-toed yet nonchalant Burt Reynolds-in-Deliverance message to their peers – I’ve got just the gig…”

    cynic-al
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    Birks all the way.

    Has anyone got a link to the chewkw/Clarks thread of yore?

    chewkw
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    Obviously most of you are tourists to sunny hot weather including those from Oz (see many of them in N.Borneo … 😆 )

    I think I have tried whatever there is for comfortable walking except shoes.

    Reef flip flops <- overpriced brand that screams I am a “cool” surfer. Not cool man not cool. We wear some cheaper ones or local obscure brands that cost less than one 3rd the price and as durable.

    Birkenstocks <- similar type but I had Bata brand as a kid. Yes, wore them as kid.

    I worn flip flops or sandals more or less the entire day until adulthood and would go through them like biscuits in tea. The branded stuff might last slightly longer but to pay 3x the price … ya, we know you are tourists.

    Generally if you are a planning to walk around the whole day, whether as tourists or short sunny hike in another country, it would be foolish to wear flip flops unless your house is nearby.

    hhmmm … tourists … 😆

    Edit: I would prefer the Saudi flip flops over Birkenstocks any day. I can run with the Saudi flip flops but not Birkenstocks.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Obviously most of you are tourists to sunny hot weather including those from Oz (see many of them in N.Borneo … )

    I was at the other end in Kalimantan, site boots and high vis was order of the day then cover up to avoid the mosquitoes. The birks were great for hanging round in the hotel.

    chewkw
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    mikewsmith – Member

    Obviously most of you are tourists to sunny hot weather including those from Oz (see many of them in N.Borneo … )

    I was at the other end in Kalimantan, site boots and high vis was order of the day then cover up to avoid the mosquitoes. The birks were great for hanging round in the hotel.

    Ya, not far from me but that place is being destroyed/deforested by some greedy oxygen abusers I dare not even asked what’s going on there.

    I hate the mosquitoes there because they are aggressive due to starvation for yummy human blood for a while. Malaria and dengue fever are not widespread yet but are on the rise in Borneo so better cover up.

    Yes, birks and flip flops are a must in the hotel as they are meat to wear when you are very relax or shop trip to the shop. Not for walking whole day.

    hounslow
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    etnies scout. Loads of colours and can be found cheap.

    rentachimp
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    Got my peepers on some Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure daps; fairly openly spaced honeycomb mesh type trainers. Did look at their sandals but they’re kerrrrayyzee.

    IainAhh
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    Fit Flops are ace. Very comfy cushioned sole. Great for kicking about in.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Rentachimp,surely your soles will sweat like mad with them.
    Idea is good though.
    Have you ever had sweaty feet in crocs. They are lethal, the slippiest thing known to man. Assume those shoes will be the same.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I recently went back to ….

    …and it was like meeting a pair of old friends. Then they wore in over a couple of weeks whereby the whole foot/sandal relationship was enhanced further.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Desert boots are excellent as well.

    rentachimp
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    Yikes! Ordered now. Sweating could be a factor but I just cant get on with flip flops. Should be okay as they are watersport trainers. I hope…

    seavers
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    watersport trainers

    Erm, ewww.

    Anyway, the fashion now IS to wear socks with your sandals. One of the douche bag hipster girls at work said so.

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