Well, I ordered my "ugly shoe" of the season (there are others!) this morning. While the Birkenstock, and those of it's kind are still quite popular ( I already own two pairs of that style), I went with a contender. Circus by Sam Edelman's "riley." I ordered the black pair from amazon.com. I'm drawn to their unique design, and feel sure that I'll wear them often.
On Amazon, they're priced $37.37-$79.99, based on your size. You can also find them on lastcall.com. Both colors are priced at $35.40 + $5 shipping. Zappos and circusbysamedelman.com has them for $80.