Greetings, and welcome back to WTF Wednesday.
Today’s trend is probably a natural outgrowth of the “pajamas as clothing” trend: slipper shoes. These shoes look remarkably like your grandma’s house shoes. Also, I have trouble keeping shoes without backs on my feet. I’ve had some flat sandals constructed in a similar way, and I either walked right out of them or tripped over shit. Further, they provided exactly no arch support or padding.
But a flat sandal is one thing. Slipper shoes, in addition to their lack of support, also are generally made of fabric that one surprise rainstorm will ruin, or that regular wear will destroy and/or make look really skanky really fast. And that stumpy ballet-flat walk? These are good for that, too.
What really amazes me, though, is that these aren’t just cheap throwaway brands:
They’re just a step away from those orthopedic sandals that you see with suntan knee-highs.
Only those orthopedic sandals are good for your feet.