Boots that Breathe

Bandals or soots? Which one’s a better name for the sandal-boot hybrid that’s become commonplace? It’s unclear how it began. Maybe it was the gladiator shoes, or the peep-toe boots, or the resurgence of booties – but somewhere along the way the line between sandals and boots got blurred.

Here are a couple pairs of shoes I found in the sandals section of


And here are some from the boots section:



Is there anything that still distinguishes a boot from a sandal? And now that jumpsuits and bandals are in style, what’s next? Here’s hoping we keep the shoes and clothing separate. I don’t think anyone wants to see a return of the onesie.