But in 2018 the rules changed.
Last year, ugly shoes clomped and stomped their way into the spotlight and enjoyed a frightening fashion moment. Thick soles, orthopaedic styling, 90s dad designs and tasteless, clashing accessories turned the catwalks into a parade of hideous trainers. While off-beat accessories have enjoyed moments of fashionability in the past (hipster granny glasses, anyone?), these footwear monstrosities went far beyond quirky. They were hideous. So hideous in fact, that their wearers would have been far better off throwing them into the river and replacing them with a nice cosy pair of Corgi socks instead.
Here are some of the worst offenders we hope to see the back of in 2019...
2018’s sneakers weren’t just grotesquely proportioned, many pairs were also bedazzled and bejewelled with bafflingly bad bling. Chunky strands of faux antique jewels criss-crossed the footwear equivalent of a military all-terrain vehicle in a style which would have looked at home on Mr T alone. These are some seriously ugly shoes.
Last year’s vogue for transparent footwear has to be the ultimate argument for a toasty pair of well-made socks we’ve ever seen. Completely unforgiving, these plastic eyesores reveal every inch of foot in its seemingly clingflim-wrapped glory. Squeezed arches, overhanging toes, dodgy calluses; all displayed for the world to enjoy. Not only did these contraptions look unflattering to all but the prettiest of pinkies, they were also reportedly incredibly uncomfortable. For the sake of humanity, we pray that 2019 won’t mean more of the same...
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