Sandals are a fairly popular shoe choice in the modern suburban world. Their simple design makes them extremely comfortable to wear, and some are even considered to be quite fashionable under the right circumstances. The moment you add socks into the equation, however, particularly white gym socks with an elastic band (though stripey socks serve just as well), they become a sight so horrible that most people have to peer at them through a hand mirror if they don’t want to accidentally turn to stone. They’re not just a fashion crime, they’re a fashion multiple murder.
They are naturally quite popular among computer programmers, engineers, and college professors. This may be due to the fact that these people tend to be socially awkward, and many of them mistake the looks of horror that strangers give for common indigestion or amazement at their near-encyclopedic knowledge of Three’s Company trivia. Whatever the case, it is recommended you avoid these fashion victims at all costs. They’re a lost cause, and every moment that you spend in their presence is socially equivalent to standing next to a briefcase full of radioactive materials.