They don't quite carry the same connotations as Crocs, but clogs are still up there when it comes to 'the ugly shoe'. Except, according to the in crowd at this year's fashion month, it's high time we reconsidered the slip-on-and-go style.
Because the shoe has had something of a makeover. Sure, traditional versions are still available - and have gone high-fashion thanks to interpretations by Prada, Miu Miu, Chloé and Gabriela Hearst - but there's also more streetwear-adjacent styles that might prove tempting. In New York, both schools of clog were on display. Rajni Jacques wore a platform pair that was part of a collaboration between Ugg, the ultimate brand of comfort shoe, and Eckhaus Latta.
Irina Shayk, incidentally, also wore a pair of clogs from Ugg, this time the brand's waterproof take on its famous Tasmas X (Gigi Hadid's a fan of the slipper version). With a removable sock liner, the shoe can either look like an ankle boot or a clog, depending on whether you need some extra protection from the elements. Clever, no? It also comes in four colours - black, olive, lime and magenta - the latter of which some of you might recognise from the famous rain boots at Bottega Veneta.
As well as designer brands, mid-market labels such as Aeyde, Penelope Chilvers and Free People, who has a special cow-print clog in its current repertoire, are doing a brisk trade in the wooden-soled shoe.
And we couldn't mention clogs without talking about Birkenstock, whose version has found fans in Kendall Jenner, Dakota Johnson and Kirsten Dunst. Just the other week, Jenner wore her sandy suede pair with a cropped tee, cardi and boot-leg jeans combo that feels doable for this time of year (as long as you have a coat on hand, of course).