Fast forward a few years and I'm casually browsing eBay and there's a pair in my size. I drop them into my watch list and expect to forget to bid on them, but I managed, and they're even nicer in real life than I'd expected! I really like the bright turquoise base colour, and the fact that they're covered in seasidey themed shells and starfish.
They're an almond-toed courtesan with a lightly scalloped edge around the top, and are super comfortable. Worth the wait!