The “Ugly” Shoe Trend Fashion People Actually Wear All the Time


In contrast to the sleek pointed-toe shoes that have saturated the market as of late, this season a sinuous style is gearing up to take over as the coolest shoe on the block.

Championed by the fashion set for summers gone, Birkenstock’s Boston clog changed the footwear game a few seasons ago. Unlocking a dated silhouette, the souped-up slipper offered a comfortable alternative to strappy sandals that styled well with the baggy jeans and linen trousers that have dominated not only the market, but also our feeds.

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Now, a few years on from the emergence of the trend and the style has had some time to evolve. Casting back to its boho routes, the clog shoe trend has been subject to a new-season makeover on the Chloé runway this past March at Paris Fashion Week. Spotted across the romantic collection, studded clogs added a solid finish to the ensembles, grounding the billowy dresses with their wooden platforms and chunky design.

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Propelled by Chloé’s S/S 24, the boho trend is set for a major revival this spring, and clogs will be playing no small part. If this shot of celebrities (read: Sienna Miller) sitting on the front row of the brand’s showcase didn’t make you want to immediately dash out an grab yourself a pair of wooden-sole shoes, I don’t know if we can be friends. Indeed, Chloé’s clogs came in many shapes and forms, the French fashion house also made sure to take the style back to its roots.

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With a rounded toe and chunky platform, clogs posses an undeniably casual aesthetic that works in harmony with similarly relaxed outfits, lending itself well to denim styling, as well as with more fluid clothing. What’s more, there are plenty of wooden sole, stud embellished clogs hitting the market this spring, tapping into the aforementioned growing boho trend. Take it from me, the clogs revival is only just getting started.

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From Zara’s studded option to Birkenstock’s fuzzy-lined styles, read on to discover our edit of the best clogs to buy now.

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