Any trend with the word "ugly" in its name is probably going to have a short shelf life. Trends are by nature derivative and conformist, characteristics that don't translate well to ugly fashion. "Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting. Maybe because it is newer," Miuccia Prada said last year, describing her approach to "ugly chic" design.
And although we enjoyed watching all the ugly shoes stomping down the Spring 2014 runways and loved the way the trend transformed for retail, we think this phenomenon might be on its last legs, so to speak.
At last night's Dior Cruise Collection, a couple pairs of bizarre fabric-wrapped open-toed sneaker-sandal thingies (above) briefly made an appearance, disrupting an otherwise fabulous parade of truly killer black booties (below). To call these shoes ugly is an understatement. It's more like, why Raf wwhhhhyyyy?