Chunky Heels, Shoes, Sandals, Boots and Sneakers for Women

It looks like the ugly shoe trend is not going anywhere. In fact, we’re now seeing it extend its reach into heels, which have long been dominated by sexy styles. Stilettos have morphed into thick blocks, platforms have grown industrial lug soles and slinky straps are heavily burdened with buckles, studs, and other metal doodads.

If you’ve already embraced ugly shoes, then scroll through for eight ways to pull off this new look of clunky, chunky high-heel sandals. If you haven’t, then check out how awesome they look on top trendsetters like Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk. That should dispel any fears you might have on experimenting with this trend.

8 Easy Ways to Wear Clunky, Chunky High-Heel Sandals Like a Celebrity

1. Wear with a sparkly dress like Gigi Hadid

When wearing a sparkly dress, feel free to bypass pretty, princess-y heels and go straight to clunky sandals. The contrast between the two totally works, as demonstrated by fashion’s favorite model-of-the-moment, Gigi Hadid, with a pair of Versace “Medusa” tri-strap platform sandals.

Gigi Hadid wearing chunky sandalsGigi Hadid spotted out and about during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on February 27, 2016

2. Pair with comfy shorts and a cute sweatshirt like Nina Dobrev

Shake up your favorite shorts and sweatshirt combo! That’s what Nina Dobrev did with a cute printed set and a pair of Stuart Weitzman “Fourbucks” sandals.

Nina Dobrev wearing chunky sandalsNina Dobrev at Elle’s Women in Comedy event at Hyde Sunset in Los Angeles, California, on June 7, 2016

3. Toughen up a revealing crop top and miniskirt outfit like Hailey Baldwin

Feeling way too exposed in a crop top or a miniskirt (or both)? Balance out the look with a heavy-duty pair of chunky Versace platform heels like Hailey Baldwin. The 19-year-old model also wisely carried a jacket with her to add or remove coverage as she pleased.

Hailey Baldwin at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces party in New York City on April 11, 2016

4. Nail the sexy military chic aesthetic like Bella Thorne

Another Versace platform sandal lover, Bella Thorne tried a military-inspired look with her pair and absolutely nailed it.

Bella Thorne wearing chunky sandalsBella Thorne on her way to be interviewed by Mario Lopez for the television show, “Extra,” at Universal Studios in Universal City, California, on June 7, 2016

5. Add some pep to a casual denim jumpsuit ensemble like Emma Roberts

Subtle wedge heels and a high-shine metallic silver hue on her Loeffler Randall “Pia” sandals elevated Emma Roberts’ casual shopping outfit to a whole ‘nother level.

Emma Roberts wearing chunky sandalsEmma Roberts leaving Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles, California, on April 5, 2016

6. Make like a model a la Irina Shayk

Okay, this one’s a little tricky. We’re not saying you have to have Irina Shayk’s looks to pull off the ugly shoe trend, but it certainly helped the supermodel get away with wearing lug-soled Versace heels to a high-profile modeling gig.

The 30-year-old also seems to be very well-versed in the trend. She was seen effortlessly pulling off the lower-heeled version of the Versace sandals. She utilized a flash of skin and some peekaboo lace on black jumpsuit to excellent results.

Irina Shayk at a Wrigley’s photo call in BerlinIrina Shayk at a Wrigley’s photo call in Berlin, Germany, on April 22, 2016

Irina Shayk leaving her apartment in New York City on June 6, 2016

7. Anchor a floaty, feminine frock like Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander kept her ultra-feminine look grounded with a pair of Stuart Weitzman “Fourbucks” sandals.

Jaimie Alexander wearing chunky sandalsJaimie Alexander attending the 9th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, on June 4, 2016

8. Try a ’90s goth babe look like Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge looked so retro ’90s in her chain-strapped LBD, dark lipstick, and Alexander Wang “Sandrah” studded flatforms — and we’re heavily digging it.

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Lily Aldridge attending Gigi Hadid’s 21st birthday party held at Il Piccolino restaurant in West Hollywood, California, on April 28, 2016

Below are all of the ugly, clunky, chunky sandals featured and spotted on the celebrities in this article.

Versace “Medusa” Tri-Strap Platform Sandals, $1,589

Versace 'Medusa Tri-Strap' platform sandals

Versace Medusa tri-strap platform sandals

Stuart Weitzman “Fourbucks” Platform sandals, $133.01 – $485.00 at Amazon

Stuart Weitzman Fourbucks Black

Loeffler Randall “Pia” sandals, $350

Loeffler Randall Pia sandals

Versace “Medusa” mid-heel sandals, $997

Versace Dual-Strap Mid-Heel Sandals

Alexander Wang “Sandrah” Studded Flatform Sandals, $357 to $595

Alexander Wang

Sexy Teal Open Toe Platform Pump Chunky High Heels Faux Velvet, $20.25 at Amiclubwear.

Sexy Teal Open Toe Platform Pump Chunky High Heels Faux Velvet

Credit: Derrick Salters / Michael Wright / FayesVision / WENN

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