Let's pretend that you have driven from the far corner of the great state of Texas to attend a business seminar. You are representing your county judge and your county. And you wear these:
Walking the dog shoes.
"Barefoot" skiing shoes.
But wear them to a seminar?
Okay. I do not wear my nicer office clothes and heels to seminars. I go for more of that "Office Casual Friday" ... slacks and blouses...generally a couple of layers because most of those meeting rooms can be like an ice box...and I'm usually the only one in the room who is uncomfortably hot.
And. I wear loafers. Not sports shoes. Not Crocs (I do not own a pair of Crocs...they are garden shoes and I can purchase much cheaper shoes to wear in the garden). Not 5-finger shoes.
Wear these things? To a business seminar? I thought about dragging my camera out of my purse but was afraid I would be too obvious. You really should've seen the whole "presentation." You may have done a "double-take" too.