What. The hell.
I was first introduced to the Bootie Sandal when Sugar Shoes sent me an email blast entitled "BOOTY SANDALS". Excuse me? I imagined something pretty damn heinous. And I really hope someone in copyediting got a serious smack on the wrists. Preferably with one of these ugly shoes. They aren't even that cheap. The featured "Ghostdance" style at the top of the page will run you $54.99 plus an additional $5.95 in shipping. It comes in 2 other colors, if you dare.If fringe isn't your thing, you can pick up the "Navajo Mosaic Floral" for $44.99 (plus shipping). There are a couple of other equally terrible versions of the Navajo as well.
It has since come to my attention through the magic of Google-Fu that Sugar Shoes is not the only brand making these abominations. My mind: boggled.