Ugly shoes have been big hits on recent runways.
Case in point:Â dorky dad shoesÂ and Balenciagaâ€™s $850 fashion Crocs. (The latterÂ sold outÂ faster than you can say, â€œWait, what?â€� last week.)
But none hold a candle to the new ugly-cool shoe in town.
At Menâ€™s Paris Fashion Week, Chinese fashion brand Sankuanz debuted some double-take inducing, surgical-brace-esque footwear.
The thick-soled design features sturdy Velcro straps â€” built to wrap around your already-shoe-wearing foot.
Yes, thatâ€™s right: These are shoes for your shoes.
And what problem-solvers they are! Kicks too fly to touch the ground? Check. Holes in your soles and shallow puddles abounding? Check. Overcome with the urge to be snapped by a street photographer? Check!
Sadly, some fashion lovers arenâ€™t fully appreciating the many practical applications of this design. Or as one commenter put it toÂ The Sun, â€œWhat in the sweet orthopedic hell is this —-â€�?