Pretty or Pretty Ugly? In recent years we have seen some pretty abominable shoes make their way into (or back into) the limelight - Think Birkenstocks (aka the Jesus sandal) or these horrendous Dior sneakers (which I was actually advised by the shop assistant in Dior were its Number One seller - cue shocked cat emoji).  I feel like these examples are exactly the kind of thing that Leandra Medine was thinking about when she set up her site Man Repeller.

Which leads me to introduce 2016's ugly shoe of the moment - the babouche.

Now I for one, am a fan.  Flatter than a slipper, with enough point to make them work appropriate - These are another example of fashion meets function.  And if you have been following me for a while you will realise that that is what I am all about. 

But no matter what you think - when luxury labels such as Celine, Acne and The Row (to name a few) do their own rendition of the centuries old style you know that you are going to be stuck seeing them around until the next ugly shoe takes its place.


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Images: amy_sall, Vogue, Celine, The Row, College Vintage, Chanel, Instagram, Sanayi 313.