I heard of sh*t kickers so I guess these should be called flip kickers
Holidaymakers hoping to make a splash on the beach this summer might want to track down a pair of these striking shoes.
Known as High Tide Heels, they combine the elegance of stiletto heels with the swimming speed of flippers.
They could provide a fashionable alternative for sun-seekers who don’t want the hassle of changing footwear every time they cool off with dip in the sea.
But don’t expect to see thousands of tourists ditching their flip flops and sandals in favour of High Tide Heels this year.
The shoes were created by the Belgian artist Paul Schietekat for an exhibition in 2006, and there are not thought to be any plans to release them commercially.
Even so, similar designs are causing excitement among style-conscious travellers on shoe websites.
One commenter wrote: “Great for crazy fashionistas who don’t want to be seen without heels even at the beach.
“I think Posh Spice should adopt this style, she almost always wears heels.”
But others thought they would be too uncomfortable for practial use, with one commenter writing: “I am sorry but these of got to be the weirdest style of shoes I have ever seen.
“I cannot begin to imagine how in the world you would walk in them without tripping over you feet.”