Then there’s Balenciaga’s Croc-inspired, $850 platform clog, which famously sold out before it hit stores last year. The fashion house teased another design today, posting a photo of a bedazzled, three-inch rubber pump.

As far as Crocs goes, the company has released other heeled versions of its shoe, although none have been quite this hideous.

Luckily, ugly is in, and the plastic clog maker is wisely looking to capitalize on the trend. True, folks might take issue with the aesthetics of this new movement, but thanks to Croc, no one is likely to quibble over its comfort levels.

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