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September 08, 2010

I'm Glad Summer's Nearly Over for I Cannot Bear These...

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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!!!

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They're hideous, and I don't know of anyone who could wear these in a flattering way. Anything that cuts your leg off like that will only make it look short and stubby.

This post made me laugh out loud!! I am right there with you-- the hybrid of sandal/ankle boot is quite the contradiction. This is one trend I know I can't pull off :)

I actually saw a cute pair of black sandal ankle thingies but they were a heel. I don't think that counts. The ones you posted are hideous. The only people that look good in those types of gladiator sandals have to have tiny ankles and super long toned calfs. Otherwise they make legs look stumpy.

now if I were to go all out with such a style I would push the ugliness until my feet mock the very style itself. http://tinyurl.com/2f5spw3 these would be perfect for the occasion.

Hee hee, you said "piggies"!

i imagine they might look good on someone, although i haven't seen it yet ;)

You are correct, they are hideous.

They may look good on someone!

Well, it would seem I'm not alone on this!

Lauren - HA! Those are an atrocity! I used to think Irregular Choice was offbeat and kind of cool, but I'm finding them to be a bit of a bad joke now. Those things made my eyeballs barf - again!

Denise ♥

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