Love Them or Hate Them, This “Ugly” Shoe Is Trending for Summer

When it comes to clogs, there seems to be a visceral reaction to the clunky wood shoe: Most people either love them or hate them—with a passion. Yet this summer, the so-called “ugly” shoes have been clomping their way into the hearts of even the most clog-adverse fashion girls, thanks in large part to their major presence on the S/S 2020 runways.

Seen at some of the biggest designer shows—from Marni to Miu Miu—clogs leaned into the free-spirited '70s vibes omnipresent on the runways. A glamorous contrast to its humble origins as protective wear used in agriculture, factories, and mines.

If you’re ready to step into the world of the clogerati, then keep reading to find some of the coolest pairs to snap up for summer. The best part is they pair perfectly with everything from casual shorts to puff-sleeve dresses, and if you’re going all-in on that clog life, style them with a pair of statement socks, which will be ideal for transitioning into fall. Read on to take a peek at the coolest clogs on the runways, then shop our round-up of cool pairs below.

On the Runway:

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Miu Miu/Imaxtree

At Miu Miu, comfortable and cool clogs with charming floral prints were seen paired with pretty midi dresses.

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Eckhaus Latta/Imaxtree

Boxy, square-toe clogs ruled on the runways. Eckhaus Latta styled them with everything from hot pants to flared trousers.

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Marni/Imaxtree

At Marni, clogs came out in slide silhouettes and painted in artsy colors.

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Liberty London/David M. Benett/Getty Images

Colorful clogs wrapped in pretty print fabric were seen at Liberty London, unquestionably putting us in the summertime spirit.

Shop our favorite cool clogs:

We're already thinking of all the cool ways to wear these Swedish made classics.

These are super cushy featuring Madewell's Cloudlift Lite padding.

Pair these classic and cushy slip-ons with your favorite prairie dress.

Clogs with a contemporary-cool touch.

Marni gives the traditional shoe a luxe facelift.

Wear these old-school wooden soles with cropped jeans or a midi dress for a cool vintage look.

The yellow pebbled leather is perfect for summer.

A row of gold-tone studs give a little extra flash. 

The perfect heel height for everyday wear.

These versatile classics will last you a lifetime.

We love the vibrant red hue of these summer-ready clogs.

Heritage-inspired hardware and hand stitching add an extra special touch.

Update your classic clogs with a khaki hue in sumptuous suede.

Yes, yes, yes to the minimalist toe-ring detail.

Pair these bold croc-embossed criss-cross slides with a simple slip dress.

The adjustable belt flips back to serve as a slingback strap.

Wear these from meetings to margaritas in seamless style.

Studs and hardware gives these boho clogs a modern edge.

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