3 Shoes That You Should Never Wear in Public

“A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” – Coco Chanel

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, then you know that my number one style rule is that shoes are the most important part of any outfit.  If you’re new here, let me explain. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your outfit is; if you wear the wrong shoes, the whole look is ruined.  Shoes are what separate style icons from everyday people. Don’t be a victim of #CuteOutfitUglyShoes.

To help you out, I’m going to explain why you should never, under any circumstance, wear the following three shoes in public.  This list applies to men as well, not just women.  I’ve also provided some stylish alternatives to wear instead.

1. Crocs

crocs are ugly, ugly shoes

This is the most obvious shoe on my list and doesn’t require much explanation.  If you don’t think Crocs are hideous, then stop reading because I don’t know how to help you.

What to wear instead:

2. Uggs

uggs, ugly shoes, shoes to never wear in public

Ugg is short for Uggly. Michael Kors once called them the world’s ugliest shoes; ironically he now designs similar boot styles. Ugg boots (or other similar boots) are like slippers, but in boot form; they should not be worn outside your bedroom.  Since they aren’t sculpted to your foot, these boots offer only a little more support than a flip flop.  Your toes have to clench and grab with each step you take, which can lead to serious foot problems.  They’re also extremely unflattering.

What to wear instead:

3. Flip Flops

flip flops are ugly, ugly shoes, flip flops

Besides having absolutely zero support, these shoes look cheap, sloppy, and lazy.  If you won’t take my word for it, see this recent article on Vogue for more information. The only exception to wearing these is if you’re spending the day at the beach, and even then you should still wear something more sophisticated.

What to wear instead:

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