The All-Time Ugliest Shoes in the History of Fashion

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Brian Atwood Charleston Peep Toe Platform Ankle Boots, 2012
Dripping with a bordello's worth of upholstery tassels, the "Charleston" has a Clydesdale look without the unsavory reality... more 
Photo by: The Cut
Brian Atwood Charleston Peep Toe Platform Ankle Boots, 2012
Dripping with a bordello's worth of upholstery tassels, the "Charleston" has a Clydesdale look without the unsavory reality of actually killing and wearing a horses' hoof.


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Fri, Nov 9, 2012 4:58 PM EST
There are all sorts of reasons that shoes turn ugly. And all sorts of reasons we turn to ugly shoes. Feet, themselves, are an anatomical oddity, and ugly shoes either sacrifice aesthetics for podiatric practicality, or ignore function for the sake of fetish and fashion fantasy.