Tue. Jan 19th, 2021


Members of the Newry public have been grimacing at the sight of fully-grown men wearing flip-flops.

The sunny weather has brought all kinds of fashion out. But the one that has got most people taking a sharp intake of breath through gritted teeth has been the ‘man in flip-flops’.

Shop worker Joanne Quinn told Newry Spud:

“I work in a shop so I get to see all sorts. But this sunny weather has really brought out the worst in flip-flops. Yesterday I had to refuse to serve one guy because he had flip-flops on and all I could do was stare at his yellow, fucked-up toe nails. It made my physically sick. I had to sit down for ten minutes.”

But one male flip-flop wearer told us:

“I love wearing my flip-flops. I like my feet to get an airing and I also like people to look at my feet. I think they must be very appealing to women and I hope to find my future wife by wearing them.”

The warm weather has also seen a rise in men wearing sandals, none of which look acceptable to the general public.

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