One odd thing on our recent holiday was seeing people out in the mountains wearing toes shoes (the oddly-named “FiveFingers” shoes). As the author of a late 2013 article, “Toe Shoes - Beneficial or a Pathetic Fad?”*, put it:
“I’d like to think that one of the benefits of shoes, is to cover up your ugly toes.”
Or, as XKCD put it:
*The conclusion of the article was fad… and “blatant fashion crime”! Sadly, a fad that hasn't yet died.