Kendall and Kylie Just Made the Case for This "Ugly" Shoe Trend Still Being Cool


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Kendall and Kylie Jenner probably don't always think alike, but when it comes to a certain shoe trend, they clearly do. And since this shoe trend was wildly popular last fall and winter (some might say that it peaked then), I thought you might be interested in its fate.

The shoe trend in question is chunky lug-sole shoes, which you probably own a pair or two of, as practically every new shoe style released during the fall and winter of 2021 came with a lug sole. Both high-end and affordable brands jumped on board with the chunky-shoe trend, and I, for one, have been wondering if it would stick around for another season. If you trust the fashion clout of Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the answer is yes—the trend is sticking around.

While in New York earlier this week, the Jenner sisters went to brunch wearing black chunky-soled shoes. Kendall paired hers with flared pants, and Kylie wore hers with puddle jeans. I find it to be good news that such influential celebrities are wearing last year's biggest shoe trend. Who wants to invest in anything, only to find that it's "out" a year later? 

With that, scroll on to shop the best lug-sole shoes to add to your collection since they're still cool.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.