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Men and Sandals
Q:Hey HipChick,
I'm a guy with fairly attractive feet. Well, I think so anyway. Girls don't scream so that counts, right? Can guys wear sandals in the summer? Are they hip??? Do they need to be Tevas? What about flip flops? Will women laugh at me if I get a pedicure? Should I wax my toes?

-- "Mark P. from Washington"


A:My word, you ask a lot of questions, Mark. Do you ever take a breath? And what's with the obsession with your feet?

Phew.
Now, one topic at a time.

Girls not screaming is not a good enough sign. They may be shocked into silence.
Yes, men can wear sandals provided they aren't a. dirty b. ill fitting c. neon coloured d. huaraches.
No, they aren't hip. Sorry. But isn't comfort also important?
They do not need to be Tevas although the 80s are back so that would go with your Izods (shudder).
Flip flops are appropriate for casual occasions. The beach. Weekend brunch. Never a bar or restaurant. Spend the 10 bucks to get nice, clean ones every year. Chuck the ones with college shower mold.
Yes, women will look at you twice in the salon, but if your dogs are crusty, go anyway! Just don't get polish. No matter what the nice lady wielding the nail file says.
And no, don't wax your toes (WHO have you been listening to!!!). You'll just get toe stubble. Weird.

Best luck, Foot Guy.

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