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Gucci’s latest footwear creation is shattering the “socks and sandals” rule, and we’re not so sure that’s a good idea. The only people we’re okay with wearing socks and sandals are our grandparents and pregnant women (they’re growing a human in their body, they can do anything they want).

The Italian fashion house is calling them the Isle Sock Sandal, but we’re calling them plain silly.

The four-and-a-quarter-inch heels are currently available for pre-order online at Nordstroms. We tried adding a size 8.5 to our shopping bag, and it looks like these bad boys will ship mid-May. So, if you must have a pair of red patent strappy sandals with cream-coloured latex zip sock, you’ll have to be patient (and quite bold).

Frankly, we’re feeling confused. Are we supposed to wear a pair of cotton socks underneath the latex ones? We have many questions, and so does the internet, the unofficial arbiter of everything.

Confusion abounds.

The price tag is just as questionable as the design itself: nearly $1,600 (when converted to Canadian dollars, before shipping, of course). We can think of a few ways to better spend $1,600. Like, maybe buying 160,000 penny candies and microwaving them as an experiment, donating it to absolutely any charity, exchanging it for USD and making 1,200 $1 paper airplanes, or just straight wrapping our feet in $50 bills. All of those make about as much sense as this “streamlined take on the sock-with-sandals trend” as Nordstrom calls it.

But some people are digging Gucci’s two-in-one heeled sandal–such are the ways of fashion. “Sock Sandals have saved my life. My feet think they are wearing a boot, but my mind thinks I’m wearing a sandal! Best of both worlds! Win win!” one user exclaimed, as reported by Today. (It is hard to pick up on sarcasm in the written word, so this may be a disingenuous comment.)

It’s safe to say that if we do decided to embrace this trend, we’ll be wearing a pair of cotton socks with our regular old plastic thongs or Birkenstocks rather than spending an entire pay cheque on these plastic-and-leather atrocities.

Sorry, Gucci. We love you, but try again.