I've never liked to wear flip flops even if I was in the shower. I of course did wear them in public shower for sanitation purposes but otherwise they were a no-go. I hated the way they feel with just that one nylon chord between my big and index toes. Now I wear them very often because it stays hot at my job in the summer. I'm getting used to them and to wearing shorts. Though sometimes I feel like a beach bum. I'm considering sandals as my alternative as I also think that casual flip flops are feminine. I'm used to a strictly closed toe shoe or boot but I need comfortable and not so sweaty feet. What are the totse opinions about flip flops and sandals?