Don’t want to give up your go-to flats, everyday sneakers, and boring but comfy pumps? Don’t worry, girl, because you’re actually on trend. Fashion right now is having an ugly moment. In footwear, it seems like the clunkier, the uglier, and the more man-repelling, the better. Here are the five ugly shoe trends that fashionites just can’t get enough of this summer:
Sixtyseven “Cara” Sandals, $79.95
2. Pool Slides
Should Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his love for adidas rubber flip-flops be blamed for pool slides being on-trend? Now donned by famous feet like Rita Ora’s and Khloe Kardashian’s, slides have since upgraded from their orthopedic rubber bumps to luxe fabrics, jewel embellishments, and smooth leather.
3. Wide-Strap Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator sandals are back with an ugly vengeance.
Alexander Wang “Eva” Leather Sandals (sold out)
4. Cutout Bootandals
We can trace the origins of the cutout bootandals trend back to the Balenciaga cutout booties. Well, at least we can say that Balenciaga found a way to make boots wearable in the summer.
Forever 21 “Jungle Frenzy” Cutout Booties, $47.99 (before: $79.80)
5. Sneaker Sandals
If you don’t like the flat, no-support soles of summer sandals, sneaker sandals are your best bet.
Ash “Karma” Studded Sneaker Sandals, $174.95