Hot Tranny Mesh

As my favorite season approaches, despite all the amazing summery things I look forward to, there are three inevitable occurrences I dread. The first are those sudden thunderstorms that ruin suede loafers (“But there was no rain in the forecast!”). The second is when, as you’re waiting for the subway in the sweltering heat, the train pulls up and you notice a car with only one or two people in it, and think, “Score!” only to be met by a rush of disappointing, equally hot air, realizing this car’s air conditioning is broken. The third, and this is, by far, the worst, is the dawn of what I like to call, “window-screen shoe season,” when the little abhorrent gems (pictured left) make appearances all over the city, on the feet of the most variable wearers.

These unhygienic monstrosities can be seen on the feet of Wisconsinian tourists, native New Yorkers, even savvy women coming and going from the Condé Nast Building. That still doesn’t make it right. They’re like an epidemic. So do yourself (and my eyes) a favor and make this a mesh slipper-less summer. Go to Prada and buy yourself a pair of prophylactic heels—you’ll see how terrific you look in them, and won’t succumb to any urges to wear the more comfortable window-screen shoes.

And if you still feel like the summer wouldn’t be complete without the day spent wearing these hated hybrids, you can certainly purchase them by the dozen here.

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