This "Ugly" Trend Is Actually the Perfect Airport Shoe Style

Squeezing in your final weekend away before summer comes to a close? Well, we've found the airport shoes that may be about as close to perfection as these things come. And it's all thanks to Heidi Klum. The model debuted a whole new take on flip-flops, sandals which are often relegated to the "ugly" category and reserved for trips to the nail salon or post-gym shower.

In Klum's case, furry sandals offered a comfy alternative to the traditional rubber style. Not only are the simple shoes perfect for breezing through TSA, but they're also comfy enough to wear throughout even the longest of flights. While boots or sneakers may look chic on the ground, they can be painful if your feet swell while you're in the air. This makes minimalist flip-flops an ideal choice—smart thinking, Heidi! Inspired by this jet-setting model's footwear of choice, you'll pad your way through LAX, JFK, or SFO without ever feeling uncomfortable.

Read on to see Klum's comfy airport sandals, and then shop similar styles for your next flight!