The New "Ugly" Trend Coming For Your Shoes

If you’re looking for the latest pair of house shoes, you’ll want to pick up a pair of clogs. I know, I know, this is probably the last thing you were expecting but I promise this "ugly” shoe is now a thing. Not only are they currently happening all over the fashion scene on Instagram, but they were also a major trend on the S/S 21 runways, so you know they’re going to stick around long into next year. Yep, brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Stella McCartney endorsed the shoe in their collections and they were one of the takeaway trends from the spring 2021 season.

These shoes may be controversial, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t popular. A favorite among fashion insiders, they’re pairing them with everything from sweatpants to pajama sets to pretty dresses and we’re very on board. Here, see some of our favorite ways to style the clog shoe trend and shop our edit.

On the runway:


Louis Vuitton
(Image credit: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton)

At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière debuted a platform clog shoe that is sure to be hugely in demand in 2021.


(Image credit: Getty Images/Peter White)

At Hermès, we saw a slip-on style that are just are chic and cool.


Stella McCartney
(Image credit: Courtesy of Stella McCartney)

Stella McCartney debuted clogs in a ray of shades like white and red.

On the fashion scene:


(Image credit: @pernilleteisbaek; Pictured: JW Anderson Embellished Leather Mules ($532))

What could be more 2020 than wearing a pair of It-shoes with sweatpants?


(Image credit: @alexisforeman; Pictured: Alle Blues earrings: Kasl Editions bag; Zara Lightweight Sport Sole Clogs ($36))

Leave it to Zara to design the shoes every fashion person wants to add to their closet.


(Image credit: @chrissyford; Pictured: Ugg Tasman Slippers ($100))

Has loungewear ever looked so chic?


(Image credit: @annaaborisovna; Pictured: Birkenstock clogs)

Yep, they look just as cool outside the house.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.