These are the ugliest shoes of the season (but we want them anyway)

These are the ugliest shoes to drop on the high street in recent months, but we're kind of entranced.

There are plenty of shoe styles to choose from this spring/summer but the one we like the most costs, like,  €1.99. Fashion oracles say that this summer the coolest shoe to be seen in is your regular drugstore flip-flop (or Penneys in our case). You probably have loads of them in a little pile at the back of your wardrobe, collected from wedding upon wedding for comfort on the dance floor (thanks, brides!). I know I have a pair in every handy colour: black, navy, white and red and they all cost next to nothing.

The influence is the Olsens or Marissa Cooper from the OC. We'll be wearing them with floor-trailing jeans and cami tops and loads of layered necklaces. But we'll also wear them the current Olsen way, which is a mash-up of beach and office.


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The humble flip-flop isn't the ugly shoes I announced at the start of this article, however. That title is reserved for these monstrosities, seen on They are like those Timberland boots with the heel J-Lo used to wear in the early 2000s - they're the version of the shoe trend for people who don't do flats. Other trend boxes are ticked with this pair, though; they are bright neon green which, thanks to the Karjenners, is the unofficial shade of the season.



Neon Kitten-Heel Sandals €39.95

Woah. They're pretty nasty, alright. Yet strangely alluring. Victoria Beckham wore a pair of neon shoes last week to the Portrait Gala at London's National Portrait Gallery.


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Would they be a good choice for your holiday evening wardrobe? Or should they be avoided at all costs?

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