For every fashion runway hit, there are just as many misses. This spring, the ugly came in the form of footwear that combined last fall’s platform trend with the spring sandal. Comfortable? Yes. Expensive? Yes. Downright ugly? Absolutely. Pair them with your yoga pants and a loose sweater that hides your bloating and your style. Or leave them at the store and stick with flip-flops and ballet flats. Here are our favorite ugly shoes from the runways to the street.
ASOS Chunky Platform Sandal
White, ankle strap sandals with a flat platform that makes them extra chunky and probably takes the “sexy” out of any outfit.
Price: USD $53
Fendi Hydra PVC Sandal
The multi-colored platform is one way to hide the foam and plastic of this sandal. We’re guessing these aren’t the shoes you want to wear with your Birkin.
Price: USD $540
Jeffrey Campbell Sandal
Inspired by a sporty-shower sandal but with an extra heel strap to keep them from slipping off. The extra platform is to keep them afloat we think.
Price: USD $98
Senso Fur Trimmed Sandals
Even fur can’t bring enough luxury to a pair of flat slip-on sandals. But if you have extra wide feet or are rocking an ankle brace for a few weeks, these might be a good option. A better one would be socks.
Price: USD $178
Toga Embellished Suede Sandals
It looks like someone embellished a pair of Tevas. But there still isn’t enough metal embellishments to hide the ugly.
Price: USD $660.93
Topshop Platform Birkenstock
Birkenstocks are not sexy. Loud floral prints in bright colors are not sexy. Foam platforms are not sexy. We bring you the ultimate anti-sexy shoe.
Price: USD $80