Love Them or Hate Them, This “Ugly” Shoe Is Trending for Summer

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When it comes to clogs, there seems to be a visceral reaction to the clunky wood shoe: Most people either love them or hate them—with a passion. Yet this summer, the so-called "ugly” shoes have been clomping their way into the hearts of even the most clog-adverse fashion girls, thanks in large part to their major presence on the S/S 2020 runways.

Seen at some of the biggest designer shows—from Marni to Miu Miu—clogs leaned into the free-spirited '70s vibes omnipresent on the runways. A glamorous contrast to its humble origins as protective wear used in agriculture, factories, and mines.

If you’re ready to step into the world of the clogerati, then keep reading to find some of the coolest pairs to snap up for summer. The best part is they pair perfectly with everything from casual shorts to puff-sleeve dresses, and if you’re going all-in on that clog life, style them with a pair of statement socks, which will be ideal for transitioning into fall. Read on to take a peek at the coolest clogs on the runways, then shop our round-up of cool pairs below.

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At Miu Miu, comfortable and cool clogs with charming floral prints were seen paired with pretty midi dresses.

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Boxy, square-toe clogs ruled on the runways. Eckhaus Latta styled them with everything from hot pants to flared trousers.

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At Marni, clogs came out in slide silhouettes and painted in artsy colors.

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Colorful clogs wrapped in pretty print fabric were seen at Liberty London, unquestionably putting us in the summertime spirit.

Shop our favorite cool clogs:

Up next, five shoe trends French girls wear with summer outfits.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.