Manolo says, yes, these are exactly what the appear to be, the death of civilization as we know it.
Formerly, one could take comfort in the fact that the odious Crocs could not be worn in the depths of winter. Now, with the introduction of the fake-fur-lined Crocs, such bare solace is gone.
P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Linda for alerting him to this abomination.0