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08.10.18

So-Now ‘Ugly’ Sneakers

The term, ugly sneakers are a new breed of fashion shoes, and as the name suggests, they are far from pretty.

A fashion frankenstein if you will, which falls somewhere between 90s sneaker, Crocs, hiking boot, aqua sock, noughties Reebok EasyTones and Skechers Shape-Ups, those towering platforms worn by the Spice Girls and footwear from some imagined future.

Street-style stars has been opting for Acne Studios’ ‘Manhattan’ or Gucci’s ‘Rhyton’ this fashion month.

Will you be indulging in this trend this Fall season?

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9 Responses to So-Now ‘Ugly’ Sneakers

  1. lelaid October 9, 2018 at 2:08 am #

    Kill it with fire! Ugh!

  2. Laura October 9, 2018 at 12:25 am #

    I’m confused – if you acknowledge they’re ugly to the point they’ve been named ugly sneakers then why exactly would anyone wear them? This is why “fashion people” come off as silly and pretentious.

    • Catherine Kallon October 9, 2018 at 1:01 am #

      it’s suppose to be tongue and cheek.

      not to be taken seriously at all

      • Laura October 9, 2018 at 1:31 am #

        Sorry i see how that sounded as though i was responding to you. I didn’t mean you personally – i meant the trend. That the fashion industry literally made a trend of wearing something ugly intentionally and calling it fashionable.

        • Catherine Kallon October 9, 2018 at 11:49 am #

          No need to apologise. I totally understand the context of your reply. thank you

  3. wednesday October 8, 2018 at 11:30 pm #

    i think they’re already over! sneakers 4 eva, certainly, just not the obscenely expensive ugly ones

  4. Noemi October 8, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

    No. For me shoes must be flattering.

  5. jbetweenthetrees October 8, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Hell no! It’s ugly and no matter how many times I see those sneakers, the stay ugly.

  6. Carocv October 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    Nope. There are tons of other more stylish and prettier Sneakers out there.

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