Yes, this really is a shoe with a poncho wrapped around it.
Although I admit that I do love ponchos, I think that it takes someone very stylish to make a poncho look good. But on sandals? Hehe. Sorry, no way.
And to make things even more odd, these sandals belong to the ‘Just Out’ range which is (according to them) ‘Inspired by the house arrest of Martha Stewart’. The reason for the crotchet nightmare? It covers that house arrest bracelet. Disturbing in that twisted and ironic sort of way.