Alright, fine. Some of the men said it's fine to wear flip flops, but those men are wrong.
These men in flip-flops aren't super-gross from this distance. (stock)
Is it ok for men to wear flip flops? The short answer: no. The long answer: only in specific environments and even then, maybe. As pictured above, here are three places it's quasi-acceptable to wear flip flops:
a. A pool where you are a lifeguard.
b. On a dock all by yourself.
c. In a parking lot with a bird, also all by yourself.
d. [not pictured] The beach, where you can hide your feet in the sand.
But you don't have to take my word for it, take the word of famous men, because their opinions matter more. The Cut interviewed male celebrities about this important political debate topic, and here are some of their answers.
Seth Meyers: "I have been anti-flip-flops for a long time."
Mike Birbiglia: "I'm against it. I'm deeply against it. We need to stop it now, because male foot hygiene is just deplorable, abhorrent."
Wyatt Cenac: "It's good as, like, beach- or poolwear. I don't know, flip-flops in the city just terrify me because you've basically opened yourself up to a foot massage from a rat."
Chris Hardwick: "They're only functional for sand."
Horatio Sanz: "Hell, no. I'm against it. I wouldn't wear flip-flops on the beach, that's how against it I am."
Fabolous: "I don't see that in my near future. I can never say never but I don't see it right now."
Well, that sums it up, men should NOT wear flip flops. Check out more male opinions about open-toed shoes here.