The ugly dad/grandpa sneaker has evolved into a hideous chunky sandal. Most of these retail for over $500 in department stores.
Designer logos such as Off-White, Balenciaga, Gucci and Prada have all introduced platform sneaker sandal hybrids to their collections in 2018. With the recent popularity of the dad sneaker running all over town, it would seem that cozy flatform sneaker-sandals are cool now.
Here are some of the best ugly sandals from the spring and summer of 2018 fashion world, as selected by Slutty Raver Costumes. Click the links if you want to know where to buy them.
1. Rick Owens
The Rick Owens Black Spartan Hiking Sandals top the list at $1200. They are made from buffed leather, and feature an ankle strap, press-release fastenings and platform soles.
Off-White was not having a good day when they designed the Women’s Yellow Industrial Belt Sandals ($955), because they say “5,400 pound weight securing system” on the straps.
The Balenciaga Foam Embellished Platform Clog ($850) are available for pre-order as part of the fall 2018 collection. The towering platform clogs feature Balenciaga logo embellishments.
Behold the Sunrise Platform Leather Sandal by Gucci ($830) with multicolor quilted hearts. It looks kind of like jelly sandals had sex with a pair of Doc Martens and this is their bastard offspring.
5. Proenza Schouler
The Proenza Schouler Black & White Flatform Sandals (On sale for $609) are Italian made grained and buffed leather sandals. They feature a four inch heel on a two inch rubber platform.
The Marni Crossover Sandal in Technical Fabric with Piping (On sale for $540) is a chunky, platform sandal with rhinestone details. The glass stones are embroidered to the technical fabric.
7. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney Striped Platform Slides ($535) come in red and blue or black and white. According to the designer, the minimalist slides have a signature raw-edged platform sole.
9. Marc Jacobs
The Marc Jacobs Somewhere Sports Sandals ($275) look like a severely damaged pair of sneakers. They are the most reasonably priced of this list, and come in neon green, raspberry or black.
10. Dr. Martens
The Dr. Martens Blare Temperley ($125) are cherry red Doc Martens that are also chunky sandals. If you love wearing steel toed boots then these are the summer sandals for you.
Chunky flatform sandals are one of the most surprising trends of the year. The look may make it’s way to the summer festival circuit, because it is easier to dance in flatform sandals.
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