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.