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    Everyone Needs To Start Wearing Socks With Their Sandals Right Now — Here's Why

    Socks stop your sandals from becoming disgusting sweat sponges.

    For most, the thought of wearing socks and sandals together conjures up images of dads on holiday in hiking sandals and white socks, queuing up for the breakfast buffet.

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    As a 29-year-old rocker of socks and sandals, I can tell you why this should be a trend worn by all, not just pensioners (and me)...

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    1. First, everyone agrees that feet are gross and should be covered up.


    Unfortunately for your little piggies, they are not well liked. If there's one body part that most of us can agree on, it's that feet, for the most part, are pretty disgusting. Sorry, feet! This is why, when you're rocking a pair of sandals or sliders, you should cover up those little babies with a nice pair of socks. If not for yourself, do it for the people around you!

    2. Socks stop your feet from getting all sweaty. / Via Giphy

    Your feet are among the sweatiest parts of your body. Cover up those puppies and stop your sandals from becoming disgusting sweat sponges!

    3. And they will stop your feet from getting stinky, too!

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    Think about it: By wearing socks, you're stopping the sweat from going directly into your sandals. You also wash your socks after one use (I hope), but how often can you honestly say that you wash your sandals? Socks are our first line of defence, people!

    4. Socks and sandals are perfect for those balmy summer days when you still want a bit of warmth but also some footsie freedom.

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    What better way to spend a beautiful spring morning or an autumnal afternoon than giving your feet the freedom they need without getting those little piggies all chilly?

    5. Not only can you show off your sweet sandals, but you can now express yourself with your socks, too! Double the steez!

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    This is your chance to get creative: You can match your socks to your shirt or add some brightly coloured socks in there as a statement piece. Now is the time for your feet to shine!

    6. if anything, socks and sandals are just a more practical choice.

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    Sandals and slides are super easy to slip on and off if you're in a rush or, if you're like me, you hate tying laces. Sandals and socks are the perfect trainer or shoe replacement: Adding a nice pair of socks to your sandals gives you the ultimate functional yet stylish combo.

    7. Like slippers? Socks and sandals are the closest thing you can get to being in your slippers in the outside world!

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    Why would you prevent yourself from being comfy?!?

    8. And finally...IT LOOKS COOL AS HELL!

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    Even though everything Rihanna wears is a look, you cannot deny that this is a LOOK!

    9. Just look at how cool Tyler, the Creator looks!

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    Come on, people, it just makes sense.

    So, there you have it — get out there and wear your socks and sandals with pride!


    Do you wear socks and sandals? Let us know in the comments!

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