Hailey Bieber Wore the "Ugly" Shoe Trend That's Coming for Your Flip-Flops

This just in: Hailey Bieber wore heels again. While not technically newsworthy, seeing a celebrity wearing heels has become a rare sight this year. You're much more likely to see one in Birkenstocks, flip-flops, or sneakers lately, but Bieber seems to be itching for a wardrobe change, as evidenced by her repeat wearing of heels as of late.

As you probably know, elevated flip-flops—both flat and kitten-heeled ones—have been very popular since last summer, but there's a new "ugly" shoe trend in town, and Bieber isn't the first celebrity to endorse it (Emily Ratajkowski is also a fan). The trend is toe-ring sandals, which you can probably thank Bottega Veneta for, along with pretty much every shoe trend right now.

If you love thong sandals and want to look even more forward, this trend is the way to do it. Even better if you take a cue from Baldwin and pair it with bag jeans, but it also looks great with dresses and long shorts. Ready to take the toe-ring plunge? Keep scrolling to shop our favorite pairs.


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On Hailey Bieber: Drew House face mask; Are You Am I tank top; Fung Lan and Co shirt; Re/Done jeans; Bottega Veneta The Chain Cassette Bag ($3800); Carvela Goddess Sandals ($59)

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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.