I came across these beauties (note the irony conveyed by my use of italics there) while putting together a fashion spread for Chat magazine, as I often do on Mondays at the Press Association. As it wasn’t a spread to collate the worst shoes of all time I wasn’t able to utilise said pair, but I just had to share them with the wider world. Surely I can’t be alone in being utterly repulsed by these sneaker-sandal hybrid monstrosities?
The Condal (that’s what I’m naming it) has actually been around for a while, but I can’t imagine sales have been booming because I’ve never seen any human sporting a pair in real life. Funny, huh? They just raise so many questions for me: Why would you want to wear flip-flops with a high top? Or, why you want to wear Cons that are open-toed, wouldn’t you get cold toes? Wouldn’t they get full of sand on the beach? Since you couldn’t wear them with socks, wouldn’t they end up seriously ponging, as anyone who’s worn Cons with bare feet can attest? Most of all, Wouldn’t strangers point and laugh if you walked down the street in such an aesthetically and functionally appalling choice of footwear? They really do boggle my mind. But, hey, if you’re into that kind of thing, you can get a pair over on the Bank website. Go on, I dare you.