1. Are they ugly? Yes, hideously so.
2. Are they a trusted brand you know will fit your Fred Flintstone-like feet? Indeed they are!
3. Can you picture yourself wearing them at your destination? I can, I can!
I also bought one pair of breathable hiking pants, 3 pair of hiking socks and a permethrin impregnated shirt. If the mosquitos are as bad as I hear they are, well I'm not giving them an opportunity to feed on me. It was my world traveling sister who taught me about the mosquito repellant clothing a few years ago when she had to use it while working in Papua New Guinea or some such malaria infested place. It also repels ticks and black flies. I'm going to see how well it works sitting on my front porch as I have accumulated about 6 mosquito bites out there this week despite my Off brand candles, Clip Ons and spray. By the way, the shirt is kind of cute, which totally goes against my shoe shopping criteria.