So it’s 2018, and we’re still talking about “ugly” shoes which, if you ask me, means that the microtrend has some serious staying power—and how could it not? After all, what’s more intriguing than an item that’s universally considered to be somewhat unappealing to the eye yet is simultaneously highly embraced and celebrated at the same time?
Such is definitely the case with the three shoe styles we’re calling out today. From clunky to dad-inspired to super-scrunched, they’re the shoes we simply can’t help but love, and neither can our favorite street style stars. See them in action below and shop our favorite versions of each trend while you’re at it.
1. Super-Slouchy Boots
While when it comes to boots, we typically consider sleek to be the main goal, as of late, the less polished but definitely more intriguing slouchy boot has been top of mind.
2. Dad Sneakers
Simply the name "Dad sneakers" should be enough to keep us away, but for some reason, we can't help but lust over the constant stream of inspo we're seeing on not only street style stars but models and celebs as well.
3. Clunky Ankle Boots
Remember what we said about typically favoring sleek boots? Well, the new wave of lug-soled, utilitarian-inspired ankle boots is the second shoe style in this roundup to make us want to change our ways.