After walking to the shorelines of the Straits of Mackinac and Charlevoix to dip my toes in the water, I had to make it over some very stony beaches. Stones got picked up in my Birki's, making for a painful walk to the water.
Nothing like the sandy beaches of south west Lake Michigan.
So, I searched that evil website eBay. And got these low cut securely fitting water/hiking shoes. The first non-Birkenstocks I've bought in years.
Comfy and possibly just the thing to wear to the fair next week, since I can hose them off if I don't watch where I step.
The only problem is that I may or may not have purchased a couple of hobo/messenger bags while on eBay. I told you it was an evil website.