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Best ugly sandals for this summer

The Kardashian-Jenner clan has already worn them all

Best ugly sandals for this summer  The Kardashian-Jenner clan has already worn them all

There is something in the ugly that attracts us irrepressibly.

Especially when we talk about fashion.

"I think it's interesting to find the border where the ugly becomes beautiful, or the beautiful becomes ugly. Explaining his attraction to the not beautiful. It's a challenge that I like. It's something that fashion has to deal with and I like the people who define my clothes as ugly, it's a compliment." Demna Gvasalia

Thoughts shared by the staff of Vogue who wrote:

"There is nothing better than a nice dress with a bad shoe."

Yes, because it is precisely in the accessories sector that the practice of ugly is unleashed as if a "wrong" detail gave a more interesting, personal, distinctive and almost ironic twist to our outfit.

Waist bags, wraparound sunglasses, "cyclist" shorts are now a reality, but the shoe department is the favorite testing ground for this alternative aesthetic.

It all began in 1966, when the French-American designer Margot Fraser, during a trip to Germany, discovers the Birkenstocks (which already existed since 1774) and imports them to the United States, to San Francisco, where they find their fortune among the hippies.

A little at a time orthopedic sandals exceed the boundaries of the accessory symbol of the lack of style of tourists of half the world and arrive on the catwalk. From Marc Jacobs to Perry Ellis to Céline's "furkenstock" (aka the fur lined version) in 2012, which the New Yorker has compared to Oppenheim's gazelle cup ("witty, provocative and a little silly"), by Rick Owens to glitter models in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, have crept into the closets everywhere, including Hollywood stars.

Immediately after the Birkenstock, the Crocs mania arrived, driven to such an extent by Christopher Kane, the first to bring them on the catwalk in 2016, and by Balenciaga in the SS18 collection, the heeled version of the bulky slippers (the Crocs Cyprus V) recently finished sold out on the brands website and on Amazon.

What will be the next unlikely trend?

Last summer, Teva sandals, previously reserved for trekking enthusiasts, stormed Instagram, becoming the unmissable shoe in the suitcase of all the fashion bloggers; while now among the celebrities (Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal and M.I.A. love them) the Worishofers, that is the orthopedic shoes of our grandmothers, are very popular.

The aesthetics of ugliness, the so-called ugly-chic, is a trend destined to remain.

Goodbye to women all over the world who dreamed of owning a pair of Louboutins with red soles ... because now all the coolest designers have come together to dress our feet with flip-flops with huge ankle straps like Rihanna's Fenty Puma, hyper-decorated slides like by Marc Jacobs, jelly shoes like those presented by Gucci, sandals like trekking seen by Prada, mules, slides, thong sandals, shoes in transparent pvc, ...

So, put aside any resistance or bias and look at our selection of ugly sandals that you will love this summer and prepare to look proudly like your grandmother who is a German tourist, like your father in the photos of the 90s or a retired pensioner working on construction sites with his arms crossed behind the back. 

Isabel Marant - Elliam Ankle-Tie Sandals, 520 €

Gucci Crystal Cage Jelly Rubber Sandals, 495€

Fenty Puma Women's Bungee Cord High-Heel Lace Up Sandals, 407€



Yeezy Platform Mules in plexi (SEASON 7), 740

Reike Nen Curved Middle Flip Flop, 255€

Dries Van Noten jacquard sandals , 345€  

Off-White Zip-Tie Vinyl Sandals 160€

Miu Miu logo sandals, 450€


Birkenstock x Opening Ceremony Glitter Arizona Sandals 131€ 

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Sandal 70€

Clot X Suicoke, 190€

Fila - White Logo Strap Disruptor Sandal  Disruptor, 89,99 €