They say you learn something every day, and today The Fashion Police learned that the strange boot/sandal hybrids we've been seeing so much of in the fashion world recently actually have a name. They're called bandals. (Boot/sandals. You see what they did there?)
Yes, the same fashion writers (or at least, we'd assume it was the same ones) who brought us the terms "jeggings" and "shants" have done it again, cunningly mashing two words together, in roughly the same way Office must have mashed a boot and flip-flop together to create these 'Harp' thong booties. Sorry, we mean bandals.
So now you know, folks. Now you know.