For many years, there are many shoes that became popular for no reason. They are ugly and some of them are not even comfortable. Here are some ugly items I picked out...
1966: The Birkenstock
Californian Margot Fraser falls in love with the squat German sandals and buys the U.S. distribution rights; they become the counterculture’s signature footwear.
1971: The Klompen - give them to the nuns (sorry!!!)
Sexy, disco-era platforms reign, but more conservative dressers—especially men—adopt traditional Scandinavian clogs with a cartoonish point at the toe.
Mid-Nineties: For the Concrete Canyons - unflattering & uncomfortable
Several time zones east of Colorado, New Yorkers inexplicably embrace Tevas. The truly brazen wear them with socks.
Winter 2004: UGGS - Hey, my feet are freezing !!!
Uggs were a generic sheepshearer’s boot in Australia for decades, but have become beachwear for surfers, then models, who wear them with minis.
2006: CROCS - save them for the yard work
The garishly colored slip-resistant shoes beloved by shift workers and chefs spread like a virus, engulfing entire families at a time.