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CheekyFuckersDontGetPastMe Tue 14-May-19 19:52:09

Yes or no?

The men don’t turn up in sandals sans socks. Company dress code only mentions no flip flops.

It’s customer facing.

I can’t decide if IABU or not but I think yuck every time I see someone else’s toes at work.

Tubbyinthehottub Tue 14-May-19 19:55:37

I think for women it's ok. I don't do it only because I don't like my toes though.

Xyzzzzz Tue 14-May-19 19:57:25

Depends on the job I work in an office so it’s fine. But when I worked in retail which meant going up and down ladders it was a no.

Brefugee Tue 14-May-19 19:59:30

Summer clothes (no tights, sandles, light dresses/skirts) are what I used to refer to as my perk as a woman and if men had a problem with it I'd turn up in a suit, tie, socks and shoes as long as I got paid the same and had the same chance of promotion.

I worked in a sexist company and they never took me up on it, didn't pay me the same as a male counterpart and never promoted me because I had children. Fuck it. It's one of the few times women "get one over on men" in the workplace grin

HairycakeLinehan Tue 14-May-19 20:00:29

Depending on the shoe.
Flip flop- no.
Nice sandals or strapped shoes-yes.

BlueJava Tue 14-May-19 20:01:05

Depends on the job - I'd go with whatever is done by the majority! Where I work anyone can wear shorts, sandals, t-shirts etc. I've never known anyone be spoken to about it and we've had some outlandish stuff worn.

CloserIAm2Fine Tue 14-May-19 20:01:25

Unless it’s a health and safety issue like catering or manual labour etc I can’t bring myself to particularly care what other people put on their feet.

Mac47 Tue 14-May-19 20:06:13

Grosses me out. Especially when one woman in the staff room slips off her birkenstocks and puts her feet all over the seat opposite her. I'm running out of unsullied chairs to sit on.

Snog Tue 14-May-19 20:09:39

I think it's fine if you have well groomed feet!
Moisturised and pedicured.

Upuntilrecently Tue 14-May-19 20:11:12

Hmmm I personally dont think it looks very professional but lots of woman wear sandals at my work

MitziK Tue 14-May-19 20:13:02

Dear Lord, no.

I work with hundreds of teenagers clumping around. Steel toecapped boots are more appropriate footwear with them around.

CupOhTea Tue 14-May-19 20:15:07

Not in any of the offices I've worked in and definitely not in the restaurants or hotels which had a strict uniform policy.

CherryPavlova Tue 14-May-19 20:16:11

I wouldn’t accept sandals for either men or women.

churchthecat Tue 14-May-19 20:18:17

I work in a huge office and wear birks.

People wear all sorts; dungarees, suits, smart dresses, jeans, tie dye, anything. Dress code was abolished last year. 🤘

Pepperdino Tue 14-May-19 20:18:46

Absolutely fine where I am. But it's a pretty relaxed working environment.

category12 Tue 14-May-19 20:30:25

God no. We have enough moaning about the office temperature/air con already.

SheeshKebab Tue 14-May-19 20:30:51

It was fine when I worked in an office. Everyone was in flip flops as soon as the sun was out! Very relaxed working environment, it was great.

YourSarcasmIsDripping Tue 14-May-19 20:40:11

I wear flip flops at work in the summer.grin

CheekyFuckersDontGetPastMe Tue 14-May-19 20:42:58

Grosses me out. Especially when one woman in the staff room slips off her birkenstocks and puts her feet all over the seat opposite her. I'm running out of unsullied chairs to sit on.

Ugh! I’m struggling to(e) cope with pretty manicured shiny polish toes, that would tip me over the edge!

WellTidy Tue 14-May-19 20:44:17

Fine where I work - professional office

FairyBunnyAgain Tue 14-May-19 20:49:46

I work in a relaxed office environment men and women have their ones out as soon as the sun comes out. Summer wear is shorts and dresses, customers come in, no problems. Some dress more formally throughout the year that’s their choice.

ASauvignonADay Tue 14-May-19 20:51:39

Not allowed open toes at my work!

RottnestFerry Tue 14-May-19 20:54:52

Flip flops are OK where I work for men and women, never mind sandals, as long as safety footwear is worn when appropriate.

NaturalBornWoman Tue 14-May-19 20:55:26

I dress on the smarter side of smart casual as a senior manager in my fairly casual office environment and I wear heeled sandals with summer clothes. I do have immaculate feet.

MrsFogi Tue 14-May-19 20:57:15

I was brought up to understand that no toes or armpits should be exposed at work.

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