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Old 03-23-17, 01:08 PM
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Wearing Sandles at Work

I just wonder how many people are lucky enough to be allowed to wear sandles at work.
That would be so nice...to let the little dawgs breath after a hard 45 minute ride.
It's 2017...we're pretty relaxed on dress code...jeans and t-shirt okay...but open toes is still beyond the envelope.

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Unless you work the beach or a pool it's not appropriate footwear for work anywhere else.
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Unless you work the beach or a pool it's not appropriate footwear for work anywhere else.
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I do when I have a bad gout attack. otherwise, when no one is looking I take my shoes off at my desk. anything to keep down the toenail fungus :/
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Sandals with heavy wool socks was a thing in Seattle a while ago, but not very common any more.
Steel toe boots for where I work.
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open toes is still beyond the envelope
how about closed toe fisherman style?

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Unless you work the beach or a pool it's not appropriate footwear for work anywhere else.
Or work at home, or own your own business and aren't concerned with what your appearance projects to potential clients or customers.
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I just wonder how many people are lucky enough to be allowed to wear sandles at work.
That would be so nice...to let the little dawgs breath after a hard 45 minute ride.
It's 2017...we're pretty relaxed on dress code...jeans and t-shirt okay...but open toes is still beyond the envelope.
I can and wore Tevas, although after losing 60-70 pounds cycling I needed new clothes that fit and took the opportunity to dress more like a director level guy.
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"Dress for the job you want to have." I guess it works either way.
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I can and wore Tevas, although after losing 60-70 pounds cycling I needed new clothes that fit and took the opportunity to dress more like a director level guy.
Did you become a director level guy after losing the 60-70 pounds or the Tevas, or both?
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I honestly thought it would be OK to wear sandals to work, but my boss apologetically said no, so I stopped wearing them. Too bad, because I'm trying to prevent a recurrence of fungus, and one of the tricks is to keep the feet dry. I wear sandals when it's warm and I'm not at work.

On a related topic: I will never wear cotton socks again. Most of the time, I'll wear wool, but synthetic is OK and much better than cotton. Once cotton socks get wet, they might stay wet until I take them off.
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I do when I have a bad gout attack. otherwise, when no one is looking I take my shoes off at my desk. anything to keep down the toenail fungus :/
That's what I'm thinking too. Feet needs to breath. It's a health and safety issue.
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On a related topic: I will never wear cotton socks again. Most of the time, I'll wear wool, but synthetic is OK and much better than cotton. Once cotton socks get wet, they might stay wet until I take them off.
Intersting. I read somewhere that synthetics are no good because they trap the sweat in your foot. So I threw away all my nylon socks. And bought some expenisve wool-polyester blend socks. Honestly I don't feel much difference between cotton vs wool-polyester blend as office socks. But for sweaty exercising feet, I think wool is definitely superior.
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Only if the sandals have steel toes. I haven't found any, yet.
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Not where I work and they are very casual. I dated a girl when I was younger that didn't like looking at people's bare feet. I was working as a lifeguard at the time, so maybe that's why it didn't last more than a couple of dates.
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That's what I'm thinking too. Feet needs to breath. It's a health and safety issue.
So too do underarms; wifebeaters, Now!




And how about private areas of the body, why lock them up during business hours when fresh air could provide healthy ventilation?
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Intersting. I read somewhere that synthetics are no good because they trap the sweat in your foot. So I threw away all my nylon socks. And bought some expenisve wool-polyester blend socks. Honestly I don't feel much difference between cotton vs wool-polyester blend as office socks. But for sweaty exercising feet, I think wool is definitely superior.
There are tons of kinds of synthetics, so I guess not all are good. Just see how wet or dry your feet are at the end of the day.

The annoying thing about how our society see sandals is that it seems arbitrary. Women can be considered to be dressed up when their toes show, but not men. I notice sandals are perfectly acceptable for people from India and probably other hot climates.
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I also don't want to inadvertently glimpse other people's bare feet/toes, some of which are quite nasty looking I mean crack heals and dry skin.

Women wear open toe shoes at work all the time, and it seems to be more acceptable as the line between 'sandals' and just open toe shoes are somewhat blurred in women's footwear. I don't mind glimpsing the nicely pedicured toes on a woman...okay, I've said too much.
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And how about private areas of the body, why lock them up during business hours when fresh air could provide healthy ventilation?
Are you enjoying yourself?
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And how about private areas of the body, why lock them up during business hours when fresh air could provide healthy ventilation?
got a fan hidden under my desk on top of my computer. helps after the lunchtime gym & shower
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Sure, aren't you? Just another enlightening thread about the problems encountered by some of our comrades on BF.
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got a fan hidden under my desk on top of my computer. helps after the lunchtime gym & shower
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got a fan hidden under my desk on top of my computer. helps after the lunchtime gym & shower
Speaking of which, my former officemate left a big box fan, the kind you put in a window. I run it for the first half of the day almost every day, just to make sure the air gets changed. I recently learned to hang my cycling gloves in front of it to dry them out. This summer, I'll think of pointing it at my, uh, midsection.
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That's one way, here is another:

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