And we are definately in April! The dreary overcast weather that we have been having is only tolerable because it's general knowledge that better, warmer, more beautiful weather is on the way. But, what to do until espadrilles and flip flops are the only thing to wear? Well, you could throw on the "o so trendy" rubber galoshas or move beyond and try something new. Enter Tretorn! And while Sigerson Morrison skimmers did come first I have a feeling that these newbies might be more comfortable and definately more practical. Don't get me wrong I love my big boots, sometimes you just need to feel like a kid but they don't transfer well to more adult situations. And the skimmers(yes I did own a pair), although achieving the latter succesfully, were cut so low that water got in. The one-piece flexible 2 1/4 inch mid wedge style heel will keep you feet higher than puddle level and the traction patterned waterproof sole will keep you from slipping. And if you still wanna be a kid with these they come in some crazy colors.