The concept has been floating around for a while, but carrying a chunk of sod around on your feet is just a wee bit short of practical.

KUSA Shoes has now come along, however, to render these a reality – or at least get close enough that your feet can’t feel the difference.

And really, what a nice way to keep sand from feeling foreign on your sandals or in your shoes at the beach?

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Supposedly, it feels just like the real thing – and it sure looks close enough (not like astroturf!) to fool anyone you are trying to impress with an offbeat fashion statement.