April 6, 2010

Reader Submitted Bonerkiller: Sneaker Pimps

From our reader Danielle, who thinks this whole trend of dudes wearing sneakers with their suit needs to get the boot.
Peeeee-EW!
What is the deal with dudes who wear sneakers to work? Like, sneakers with their suit? When they get to the office are they changing into a pair of pumps or heels? Is is really that much more uncomfortable to walk to work in your nice work shoes than a grimy pair of tennis shoes from 1983?

And now that you are toting around an extra pair of shoes like my 57-year-old secretary does, you need somewhere to keep them. So, you're rocking tennis shoes AND a manbag on the way to the office. NOT COOL! I am a 27-year-old woman in a corporate job and I would die before I got caught walking to work in my nice black suit with tube socks and sneakers! It's freakin' pathetic.
All I could think about when I read this was that it seems like something David Arquette would do; it's goofy, like a knock-knock joke or the hand-buzzer gag. THE ONLY TIME this look would be acceptable is if you're Robert Downey Jr. and you're going to an awards show. Otherwise, you just look like a douche.

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8 comments:

citygalwrites said...

Even worse are those white canvas shoes some men wear when they "go out." K-Swiss was so 90's, not to mention that your once white shoes are now off-white or spattered with beer. Not sexy.

Anonymous said...

Kills me! Its like theyre trying to remind us they got a cool, casual side too. Douche side is more like it, bud!

Alyson said...

Ive been dating this guy for a couple months now. It was one of the first really nice warm days of the spring today and dude put tevas on to walk to work in! I am breaking up with him tonight.

lizzzygirl said...

Danielle, I totally agree we should be friends.....oh wait we are bffs :)

I also have to add that a MAJOR bonerkiller in the male shoe selection is the no-laces shoe. Im not talking cool, scruffy old school Vans or slip-ons I'm talking the adjustable-slip resistant-neutral color tourist shoes. They aren't practical--they are dealbreakers.

Anonymous said...

the whole wrote this clearly lives around the block from work - or likes blisters.

Anonymous said...

I actually like wearing a nice pair of sneakers with my suit on the rare occasion of suit-wearing. I look nice anyway. How you gonna hate?

Anna said...

She said that she hates guys in grimy sneakers, not nice ones. I think you're in the clear.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Alyson...Tevas are a deal breaker!

Danielle, you're insight is incredible...hehe

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