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WTF Friday: The Toe-Kini May 13, 2011

Posted by J. in Genius, Other People's Genius, Sticks and String.

Here’s a new one for me to file away in my What’s the Point? Files.  I don’t work alphabetically, so these will go in the Clothing? section with Crotchless Panties and Skants.

Barefoot Sandals, blue beaded with stars, by BusyLizzyBoutique

It’s not a sandal.  The very word “sandal” implies that it’s footwear, in that it protects the foot from the ground.  These do not do that.  I argue that one cannot be barefoot and wearing a sandal at the same time.  You can tell the manager at Wendy’s that you’re wearing shoes, man…they’re barefoot sandals!  But he’s still going to make you leave.  No shirt, no shoes, no Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

On the other hand (or foot, as it were), I kind of like these.  There are some cute ones out there and there are some dreadfully ugly things, but these are okay in a hippie kind of way.  I guess when I think of them as jewelry to adorn your otherwise bare feet at a time when bare feet are appropriate, I kind of like them.  I’m thinking they’d be lovely if you were getting married on a beach.  Or if you were spending your days on a tropical island in a fashionable matching sarong and a bikini and you liked to accessorize.

Would I wear them into a public restroom?  No, probably not.

One thing I do know is that I have some great natural summer fibers in my stash that might have to become barefoot sandals.

Fuck it.  If you can’t beat ’em, take their money, I always say.



1. Trillian42 - May 13, 2011

Oddly, I think I agree with you. It’s sort of like jewelery for your feet. But yeah – definitely NOT actual sandals.

2. Yorkie - May 13, 2011

I think you could wear them whilst performing an elaborately drawn-out strip tease. Or perhaps some belly dancing.

But no, totally not in a public rest room. Nein.

3. bikinfool - May 13, 2011

Knit Spats!

They would also leave some interesting tan lines.

4. Haley - May 13, 2011

Oddly enough, I was shown a link for these earlier today on Ravelry… It was being pitched to brides for beach weddings and belly dancers. I think they are cute but only appropriate for specific events.

5. elizabeth M. - May 14, 2011

I have really ugly feet, so there’s no way I’d ever put something like that on them. But on cute feet when they don’t need any protection? Why not. They’re clearly ornamental rather than functional.

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