I spent so much time at Wal-Mart digging through the boxes trying to find ones that were not heinous that people started looking at me funny! Who is in charge of designing water shoes?! I'd like to ask them where they dream up some of those patterns and colors!! I can't describe the ones I found better than that they had laces and look almost tennis shoe-like..although they are not completely ugly I don't think I will be wearing them proudly all over the beaches!!