People are NOT impressed with the half boot/half sandal created by footwear brands Teva and Ugg.
Why would you keep your ankle warm in so much fleece, while your toes are exposed to the elements?
Perhaps its greatest benefit is after a pedicure, when it's too cold outside to wear your flip-flops home but you don't want to ruin your nails.
(This newest edition to the Ugg family supports that claim that the term "ugg" originates from the word ugly.)
If you need help deciding which shoes are most appropriate for your feet, schedule an appointment at Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling (847) 675-3400 or online at http://www.skokiepodiatry.com/appointment.html
Post-script: Teva and Ugg are owned by Decker Brands.