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Podiatrists everywhere are cheering for joy‚ÄĒbecause “ugly”¬†(read: feet-friendly) shoes are gearing up to make a fashionably unfashionable¬†return, due¬†in no small¬†part to¬†Christopher Kane who debuted a footwear collaboration with‚ÄĒwait for it‚ÄĒCrocs during his spring 2017 show at London Fashion Week. Yes, Crocs. The very suggestion of which has the power to cause¬†any fashion editor to shudder in horror.¬†The¬†act of¬†slipping on a perforated rubber pair is one that has been¬†decried as a fashion faux pas¬†for anyone over the age of five. But perhaps this high-fashion makeover will change that mindset before we write them off completely. Finished with a marble print and decorated with¬†rough mineral stones (such as sodalite, red leopard, malachite, diaspro, and zebra jasper), these ChrisKane Crocs are still “ugly,” but in a quirky-cool man-repeller-y way.¬†

The beauty of an ugly shoe is that it telegraphs¬†an effortless IDGAF attitude. It’s less “done,”¬†it’s less in-your-face sexy compared with a sleek-and-skinny stiletto. And it’s why ever since designer¬†Phoebe Philo¬†sent out fur-blanketed¬†Birkenstock-like sandals on the Celine spring 2013 runway, so many embraced it in all of its “ugly” (and super comfortable)¬†glory, prompting the resurrection of the sensible sandal in the years following. And then came the look-alike Tevas, and then Dr. Scholls, and then flip flops, which brings us back to present day.¬†So in a style salute to Crocs’s first-ever coming-out on the fashion scene, we’re taking a look back at all the “ugly” shoes to ever stomp and clunk their way¬†down the runway.¬†

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