Maybe where you live, a man wearing sandals to church is no big deal. I'm sure for some places wearing sandals is the norm (probably places many would like to live...). I live in a place that's quite conservative--some might call boring--and when the men go to church, the men wear bonafide, Hush Puppy-esque church shoes.
The reason I wore the sandals today was a direct result of my actions during the previous 48 hours. In short, Ragnar did a number on my feet. I earned a couple of blisters--not major ones--but ones large enough to let me know they were there. The worst pain I have can be found under my toenails. I think my running shoes don't give my toes enough room. Today when I put on shoes, the toenails hurt. They even hurt (but not as much...) when I put on socks. I'm thinking I may need to continue the sandal wearing when I go to work tomorrow. We'll see how they feel then.
At church today no one said anything to me about my sandal-clad feet. Maybe no one really cares.