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Is 'ugly' the new pretty? The comfy fall shoe trend you have to try

Flattering, feminine footwear (like pumps and ballet flats) are true wardrobe staples, but this season’s coolest shoes are a far cry from elegant.

“Ugly” shoes are becoming increasing popular with trend-savvy women, from stylists and bloggers to celebrities and editors. That’s right — between '90s nostalgia and a demand for comfort, ladies are trading in their stilettos for orthopedic-inspired soles. From clogs and furry mules to plastic slides and granny boots, it seems the more unfashionable the shoe, the more they’re in fashion this season.

We’ve rounded up the best of the worst — and have to admit that we’re on board for trying out at least a few of these pairs. Which are your favorites?

Fuzzy feet

Wow, these are really soft. Inspired by Gucci-wearing women at New York Fashion Week, furry shoes are popping up everywhere and we officially have a love/hate relationship with this trend. If you’re looking to try it out, here are a few of our favorites:

1. Faux Fur Vamp Sandals, $60, Zara

Zara

2. Lost InkErika Black Fluffy Panel Slip On Sneakers, $46, Lost Ink

ASOS

3. Leadcat Fenty Faux Fur Slide, $80, Fenty Puma x Rihanna

Neiman Marcus

4. Plush Slippers, $18, Ali Express

AliExpress

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Clogs

This bohemian style has serious '70s cred, but clogs have been stylish (on and off) for a number of years. Whether you opt for a wooden pair or want more of a work-wear vibe, today’s options all fuse comfort and clunkiness for a modern version of cool.

5. Super Burki, $80, Birkenstock

Zappos

6. Ornament Clogs, $90, Swedish Hasbeens

Anthropologie

7. Professional Patterned Clog, $81, Dansko

Nordstrom

8. Black Leather Women’s Beatrix Clogs, $97, Toms

Toms

9. Art-31 Floral Wood Clog, $73, Sanita

Nordstrom Rack

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Granny boots

Laced at the front with a pointy toe, these Victorian-inspired soles have a downtown-meets-witch vibe. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose ones with a curved heel for an over-the-top costume look.

10. Laced Ankle Boots, $50, H&M

H&M

11. Lace Up Point Mid Heeled Ankle Boots, $54, Daisy Street

ASOS

12. Shelry Boots, $40, Ali Express

AliExpress

13. Dame Heel Lace Victorian Ankle Boot, $52, Funtasma

Overstock.com

14. From The Same Cloth Boot, $80, ModCloth

Mod Cloth

Pool slides

No longer considered “shower shoes,” it seems like every celebrity stepped out in these sporty slides during the summer. For those just catching up, don’t worry: All you have to do is add socks come fall and winter for an even quirkier way to incorporate these into your outfit.

15. Adilette Ultra Stripes Slide Sandal, $30, Adidas

DSW

16. Jourdena Leather Criss-Cross Pool Slides, $98, Opening Ceremony

Orchard Mile

17. Fila Pool Slide, $35, FILA

Urban Outfitters

18. Adilette Gold Sandals, $26, Adidas

Amazon

19. Hibiscus Velvet Sliders, $44, Topshop

Topshop

Moroccan babouches

These Moroccan-inspired shoes are basically like wearing (really structured) slippers outside. Short of picking up a pair in the Marrakech souk, we think the coolest options can be found on the streets of Chinatown. But for maximum convenience, these extreme mules are also sold in tons of popular stores this season. Pro tip: Look for a pair that comes with heels that fold down.

20. Babouche Slides, $62, Need Supply Co.

Need Supply Co

21. Slip-On Shoes, $35, H&M

H&M

22. Serra Mules, $88, Free People

Shopbop

23. Pointed Babouche Slippers, $45, Bohemia

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