5 Ugly Shoe Trends That Rule This Summer

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:

1. Birkenstocks

Once the sole territory of crunchy hippie chicks, Birkenstocks are now being spotted on the likes of Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyMena Suvari, and Elle Fanning.

Sam Edelman Allyn Chain Trim SandalsSam Edelman “Allyn” Chain-Trim Sandals, $120

Charlotte Stone Luke Haircalf Cross Strap SandalsCharlotte Stone “Luke” Haircalf Cross-Strap Sandals, $158

SIXTYSEVEN Cara SandalsSixtyseven “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.

Marni Flannel Slide SandalsMarni Flannel Slide Sandals, $580

KG Kurt Geiger Monarch SlidesKG Kurt Geiger “Monarch” Embellished Haircalf Slide Sandals, $230

Jeffrey Campbell Romero SandalsJeffrey Campbell “Romero” Sandals, $95

3. Wide-Strap Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals are back with an ugly vengeance.

Alexander Wang Eva SandalsAlexander Wang “Eva” Leather Sandals (sold out)

Sol Sana January II Leather SandalsSol Sana “January II”  Leather Sandals, $84.95

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 BootiesForever 21 “Jungle Frenzy” Cutout Booties, $47.99 (before: $79.80)

Loeffler Randall Yara buckled sandal bootiesLoeffler Randall “Yara” Buckled Sandal Booties, $395

5. Sneaker Sandals

If you don’t like the flat, no-support soles of summer sandals, sneaker sandals are your best bet.

Ash Karma Sandals

Ash “Karma” Studded Sneaker Sandals, $174.95

Prada Linea Rossa Gabardine Flat Sandals

Prada Linea Rossa Gabardine Flat Sandals, $495

Miz Mooz Crosby Sandals 1Miz Mooz “Crosby” Rubber-Sole Sandals, $89.95

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