How To Wear Tevas, Birks, And Other Ungodly Sandals


Whoever coined the term ‘ugly shoes,’ I hope they’re happy. The viral phrase for sporty, often-clunky footwear reminiscent of your childhood camping trips has gained such notoriety amongst fashion editors, influencers, and designers that, if you’re not talking about some sort of ugly shoe or another right now, you’re bound to very, very soon.

 

With spring in full swing and summer essentially around the corner, the footwear of choice is a sandal, so why not make it an ugly one? You can go the OG route and pick a pair of Birkenstocks or Teva’s. Both brands offer their staple originals while also collaborating with the likes of Valentino, Hypebeast, Opening Ceremony, and others on cool one-off designs. If you’re ready to throw down for a pair of ugly sandals, you’ll be pleased to know you can also find designer iterations from legends like Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Chloé that’ll set you back nearly a thousand dollars (yes, really).

 

Below, find a tutorial from some of our favorite street style stars on how to style the season’s ugly sandals. Once you feel persuaded, don’t miss the nine best pairs of the moment.

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Veronika Heilbrunner’s striped tee and slouchy slacks are the perfect foundation for a pair of sporty sandals.

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Not as chunky or clunky as a pair of Birks but equally as ‘ugly,’ flip-flops are making a comeback this year and it’s time to get on board.

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The #1 way to pare-down a dramatic dress this spring? You know what it is.

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Sarah Harris is always one to follow for chic, easy dressing. Just look at those Chanel slides!

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Let your slides add a quick pop of color.

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Behold, the new way to accessorize your power suit. Thanks for the tip, Alexa.

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We live in a world where crop tops and ugly sandals can live harmoniously and I, for one, am grateful.

 

BIRKENSTOCK

Madrid sandals – Black

$55

SUICOKE

velcro sandals – Neutrals

$144

TEVA

Midform Universal Sandal

$84.95

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Calf Hair Double-Strap Slide Sandals

$620

NANUSHKA

Yola padded sandals – Black

$333

PROENZA SCHOULER

platform sole flip-flops – Black

$257

GUCCI

Leather and mesh sandal – Pink

$890

VINCE

Parks Sandal

$195$146.25

WOLKY

Jewel Sport Sandal

$178.95

 

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