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Is there a problem with wearing sandals or Crocs during Davening instead of regular footwear? What is the source for this issue and what is the reason for this issue?

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The halachic gauge for how to dress for Hashem is how people dress in front of "great people" and every place is different (Shulchan Aruch O.C. 91:5 MB 12-13). I assume that Israel has a more laid back standard than, say, the U.S. In Israel, people might visit the Head of State in sandalim.

This opens a big can of worms. Can a person wear jeans and a polo shirt? Unpressed slacks? No tie? Scuffed shoes?

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flip flops in America: usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-07-19-flip-flops_x.htm –  Menachem Jul 4 '11 at 3:03
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The fact that it was controversial strengthens the question. –  YDK Jul 4 '11 at 3:10
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