On my recent visit to Wellfleet, I spotted two different women wearing the same funky/ugly/funky clog type shoe. Sort of a clog, sort of a (gasp) Croc, and in my opinion, funky as hell. I promptly found them online and buzzed T for her opinion. She gave the big thumbs-down.
That said, I ordered them anyway just so see if I'd like them and it turns out I really, really do. Summer shoes are funny, they've got to be comfortable (for a host of reasons, the no-sock thing, lots of walking, trips to the playground /pool / etc) but they should also be fun too. Flip-flops are a big no (plantar fasciaitis, anyone?) and sneaker type shoes can be hot and often goofy looking. No, I wouldn't pair these with skinny jeans or a dressier outfit but they work well for knocking about and the knockabout look. I mean, really, if the hipsters in Brooklyn are wearing these this summer, surely my pick ain't so bad?