BUTT UGLY SHOES
I just bought these:
yep. i did.
they are far and away the ugliest shoes i've ever bought. i've got them hiding in the back of my closet they're so ugly.
but you know what? they are damn near the most comfortable shoes i've ever worn and for days when i'm standing on my feet for 4 or 5 hours lugging heavy photography equipment, they might just be the answer to saving my aging knees and back.
one of the good things about approaching 40? i don't really give a damn what other people think of me. especially my shoes.
(but no, i will never wear these other than when i am working. at least until i'm much, much older.)