Thinking back, I spent half my life walking in wet, soggy school shoes. In the winter, it rained almost everyday and I had "to walk 5 miles, uphill both ways"! Our school uniform was mandatory and so were the hideous shoes. Basically factory grade leather with the most enormous flat, rubber wedge heel (why is there always just one option).
Its raining in Los Angeles today and that got me to thinking - why weren't any of these part of my uniform. Wouldn't that have been practical - I can understand that some of them are a little "loud" - but the Burberry studded ones would have been perfect - black, sensible and stylish!