The Ugly Shoe Trend I Never Expected to See in 2019

We’re just over a week into 2019, but there is already a new “ugly” shoe trend on our radar. Last year saw the rise of plenty of “ugly” shoe styles, including chunky sneakers, the flip-flops, and orthopedic sandals, but now another one is entering the fashion scene. Get ready for the return of platform shoes, everyone.

With influencers like María Bernad and Courtney Trop embracing the latest wave of “ugly” shoes in the form of platforms, they’re guaranteed to have staying power on the fashion scene. Though platform shoes were notably popular in the ’00s, they have since been forgotten for sleeker, single-sole styles. Recently, though, it occurred to me that they are making a comeback in a range of styles. I’ve been seeing everything from glittery Miu Miu heels to raised combat boots—and even Saint Laurent boots towering at 5.5 inches high. The one trait each of them shares, though, is the signature platform that hasn’t been popular in the last decade. Scroll on to see how fashion girls are wearing the controversial trend.

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