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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Obama hits D.C. streets in ‘mandals’

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Thomas Sweet ice cream in Washington. (YURI GRIPAS - REUTERS)
President of the United States. Leader of the free world. Proud mandal wearer.

Barack Obama took to the streets of Georgetown on Sunday sporting the bold — and much-maligned — style of footwear for a Father’s Day outing with daughters Sasha and Malia.

It’s not the first time the president has rocked the man sandal Urban Dictionary calls an “unfortunate, fugly fashion mishap.”

Earlier this year, Obama stirred bloggers and presidential historians to comment when he was sighted wearing mandals on a trip to the International Spy Museum and flip- flops to a snow cone shop in Hawaii.

What do you think: Should a president be a flip-flopper?

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