Intrigued following a Twitter discussion between The Guardian beauty writer Sali Hughes and Times columnist India Knight about Salt Water Sandals, I investigated. And they look deadly altogether.
One of those old-school US classic brands that's been about for donkeys, they're also a bit of a low-key 'sleb fave, and needless to say Alexa Chung's all over 'em.
In a variety of styles and colours, if you've got good legs these strappy flats will look great with a tan, a pair of shorts or a skirt, but actually they were originally designed as swimming shoes and you're not just able, but are encouraged, to wear them into the water.
I wasn't able to source an Irish stockist - if you know of one drop a comment below - but there are a ton online including UK site sunsansandals.co.uk. You can buy adults and kids sizes and they cost from £35/€41.
Like them? Loathe them? Am I mad altogether to think they're kinda cute?
Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded Beaut.ie in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.