There’s no greater fashion crime than Crocs or slippers and socks, right? Wrong.
Even a few years ago, wearing Tevas, Crocs or UGGs would have seemed unimaginably gauche. But this summer fugly’ sandals are still going strong – and judging by the wintry woolly slides already on offer at Lucy Folk and ATP Atelier – the trend will continue into winter.
“Comfort has become a huge priority in fashion lately,” observes stylist Lucy Wood. “And the ‘ugly shoe’ has also become a way to add a bit of fun and interest to an outfit.”
Witness: the hiking sandal, which remains popular, although bolder and chunkier than ever.
Luckily for the more minimalist-inclined, there’s an array of brands offering sophisticated, pared-back alternatives at the other end of the sandal spectrum. See: ATP Atelier and A. Emery – or one of the many fashion brands stepping into (sorry) the footwear market, including Camilla & Marc, Albus Lumen and AJE.
Here’s Lucy’s edit..