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Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:43 am

This thread is not intended to offend my fellow German A.netters in any way!

If you are on holidays and you see tourists wearing sandals with socks, you can be 99% sure they are German!
Have you ever noticed this fashion. Would any of out fellow German a.netter be able to explain this? I find it actually quite funny !!

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Clothing/Socks/Feetures%20Outdoor%20Quarter%20Crew/Chuck%20Kime/Initial%20Report/FadedSandal.jpg





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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:50 am

I don't know about the Germans! But I wear socks with sandals all summer. And yes I receive my fair amount of jostling due to it.

My 3 reasons for the socks.

Reason 1, my feet stay clean.
Reason 2, in the summer evening it can still get rather chilly and the socks allows be to wear the sandals all day and all night without losing the feelings in my toes.
Reason 3, ( and this is what I get teased for the most) I actually like the way it looks!

I am like 1/5 German or something like that??? Who knows!

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:54 am

Hmm, I just prefer to wear socks.. but you absolutely cannot wear socks with leather dress sandals though... big no no...
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:56 am



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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

I wouldn't do it and I'm German... At least not when I'm wearing shorts, which I only do while driving my bike or at the beach. So I can't answer your question. But yes, there are quite a few German men who do that.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 2):
dress sandals

Such a thing exists? I think I would rather chop off my feet than have to wear sandals of any kind.
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 5):
I think I would rather chop off my feet than have to wear sandals of any kind.

I'm right with you there, God they are so uncomfortable (childhood flashback), stones and sand get in them, the sun burns your feet... never mind the fact that they look so fucking stupid, with or without socks.
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:05 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
God they are so uncomfortable

Sounds like a quote from the Bible...

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:16 am

I'm afraid that many Brits also suffer from the same fashion "sense".

I love wearing sandals in the summer (or all year here in Dubai). I hate having hot feet.


[edited to add] I never wear socks with sandals.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
never mind the fact that they look so fucking stupid, with or without socks.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:17 am

I don't put sandals at all when I go out. My footwear outside consists of socks and shoes.
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:17 am

Birds of a feather....

One does it, then they all do it. Monkey see, monkey do. That and it's comfortable. Maybe to Germans, it's cool. Who is to say...

I have been known to wear white ankle socks and black crocs (I just don't care). I also wear blundstones with footy (Parramatta colors at that) and rugby socks (again, I just don't care).
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 11):
Birds of a feather....

It does help when you play spot the tourist in Cape Town in December  Smile Nothing against Germans, I have many German friends but they are pretty distinctive on tour. Similarly, the English tourists with their sunburned lobster skin or pasty white legs, England football shirt tucked in the waistband of their black shorts, and trainers without socks are just as easily identifed.
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:55 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 12):
I have many German friends but they are pretty distinctive on tour.

"And being herded into endless Hotel Miramars and Bellvueses and Continentales with their modern international luxury roomettes and draught Red Barrel and swimming pools full of fat German businessmen pretending they're acrobats forming pyramids and frightening the children and barging into queues and if you're not at your table spot on seven you miss the bowl of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, the first item on the menu of International Cuisine..."

Quoting Andz (Reply 12):
Similarly, the English tourists with their sunburned lobster skin or pasty white legs

"What's the pointof going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Coventry in their cloth caps and their cardigans and their transistor radios and their Sunday Mirrors, complaining about the tea - "Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home" - and stopping at Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamares and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's suncream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they "overdid it on the first day."

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Wearing Sandals With Socks



Quoting KROC (Reply 5):
I think I would rather chop off my feet than have to wear sandals of any kind.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:16 am

How would you know wearing socks with sandals is gay, Queso? First hand knowledge?  Wink
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:29 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 15):
How would you know wearing socks with sandals is gay, Queso? First hand knowledge?

Naw, Westy and STLGph told me.
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:50 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 16):

Naw, Westy and STLGph told me.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:51 am

This is the worst. Colored toe socks with sandals.

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
This is the worst. Colored toe socks with sandals.

Please please please.. for the love of God, tell me they are NOT your feet...

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
I'm right with you there, [b[God they are so uncomfortable[/b] (childhood flashback),

You must have never had a good pair of Birks when you were a child.... I have 5 pairs on the go spring, summer, and fall. It took me a while to get my first pair because they LOOKED uncomfortable, but once I tried them, I was hooked.... But not with socks...
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:59 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Colored toe socks with sandals.

 rotfl  It could however get worse, imagine these:



on a guy wearing sandals, or still worse: flip flops!  Wink
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:04 am

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 19):
I am so traumatised by that picture you wouldn't believe.....

Not just you. There are so many things wrong with that picture on so many levels.  scared 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:07 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 21):
or still worse: flip flops!

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:12 am

Only a small percentage of people that wear sandals actually have the feet for it!  duck 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting Diamond (Reply 24):
Only a small percentage of people that wear sandals actually have the feet for it!

damn straight. i solve this problem (i have flipper feet, accodring to my future mother-in-law) by cutting off the ends of old suede trainers...
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:38 am

Quoting Diamond (Reply 24):
Only a small percentage of people that wear sandals actually have the feet for it!

Thank you Diamond. I don't understand how people who have nasty, calous feet with discolored toe nails that are unkept and or curling every which way can actually think its a good idea to wear something that will show off their nasty disgusting feet. I guess here is at leat one thing to be said for those that wear socks with their sandals.
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:52 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 26):
Thank you Diamond. I don't understand how people who have nasty, calous feet with discolored toe nails that are unkept and or curling every which way can actually think its a good idea to wear something that will show off their nasty disgusting feet. I guess here is at leat one thing to be said for those that wear socks with their sandals.

Insert people in Europe and Speedos and the paragraph suddenly makes even more sense..
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:18 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 27):
Insert people in Europe and Speedos and the paragraph suddenly makes even more sense..

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:03 am

I think I may have been the partial inspiration for this thread with my "duct-taped Adidas with socks" special originally seen here:

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Let's get something straight:

1) It was cold in my house, so I wore the socks. I'm diabetic, and it was about 10ºF outside, so my feet were cold.
2) The sandals never leave the house.
3) I'm not German (French/English/Irish/Polish).
4) Definitely not gay.

For the record, I'm wearing them right now without socks...
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:07 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 29):
I'm diabetic

In that case, you're smart to wear socks with sandals (and any other footwear).
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:35 pm

Not sure why Germans do it...

However, I recall it was a fashion statement in the 90s (around 1993-94) because most of us guys back home wore 'sport' sandals with white socks with our blue jeans for a couple of years, as it was "cool" to do so...

Then again, I grew up in a small northern BC town... that could be the other reason...  Wink
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:51 pm

Im American and I do not like to show my toes, Im self conscious about them. I like sandals but I still wear socks. No biggie.
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:00 pm

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 32):
Im American and I do not like to show my toes,

I am not mean enough to show the world my toes.. I no longer have big toenails so sandals are out of the question for me.
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:47 pm

I'm German and I LOVE it.

Proudly wearing sandals and socks. Though maybe not in America. But right now I am.

The reason? There is no clear reason really. It keeps the feet dry and clean and it's comfortable.

YAY for sandals!  Smile
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:50 pm

It isn't only Germans doing it; you see it a lot in the USA. When I was at uni it was very popular to wear Birks and socks. I still do from time to time.
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 5):
I think I would rather chop off my feet than have to wear sandals of any kind.

Ya know, I thought the same thing when I lived back east.
Then I moved to PHX.
It is an inevitable process.
You move here mocking the sandalled locals, and at some point into the first Phoenix summer you sheepishly appear sporting the Jeebus feet muttering something like "Don't even say it..." or "Just Shut the F up..."
I did it.
My brother in law did it.
My buddies did it.
You would as well; with that sock tan line just screaming "I'm new".....
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:17 am

Quoting 4holer (Reply 36):
You would as well; with that sock tan line just screaming "I'm new".....

I have too much self-repsect to do it. Never damnit!
 
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting Rara (Reply 34):
It keeps the feet dry and clean and it's comfortable.

But... your socks get sooo dirty.. especially since it seems that white socks are the norm with sandals!
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:05 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):

So, Peter Gabriel wears white socks in sandals and shops at ... erm ... what kind of plastic bag is that? Big grin

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Would any of out fellow German a.netter be able to explain this?

No, I don't wear sandals.
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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:11 am

I´ld never wear socks with sandals , maybe because I didn´t grew up in Germany , but there are really many people here wearing the sandals like this , mostly older People (50+)  Smile

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RE: Why Do Germans Like Wearing Sandals With Socks?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 39):
what kind of plastic bag is that?

Looks like it depicts the Clock Tower at the Palace of Westminster and says "LONDON"
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