Is it just me who really, really hates this style of sandal/thong/flipflop where the ankle is cuffed in extraneous suede or leather while the piggies go bare? It must be, because I've seen them EVERYWHERE this summer. Here in England, back in Toronto. On teens, mature women, children! The thing that I can't get my head around is that this style came out of nowhere overnight - I mean this very specific flat sandal/thong style - and so many immediately said 'Yes! Let's do this!' There was no easing into it; out of the blue we all felt our ankles needed to be adorned and padded and that it was ok that the rest of the shoe remained skeletal. Maybe that's what irks me so, the unbalanced-ness of them.
I debated whether to post this, I didn't want to make anyone feel bad because by my calculations, based on anecdotal evidence, about half of you reading this are likely to have a pair in your closet. And I don't like making people feel bad. If you love them and feel good wearing them, good for you. And who knows, in time I may even come around. (I'm just saying that to be nice.)
Wait - are these ones actually lined in faux fur? While the poor little piggies, and the heel, have nothing! See what I mean? Madness!!!