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You'll Love These Questionable Runway Shoe Trends By Next Spring

Platform Crocs, anyone?

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Image: Glamourmagazine.co.uk

While the September shows are a major event on the fashion calendar for forecasting next year's hottest styles, we have to be realistic. Fashion, like art, is subjective and it wouldn't be Fashion Week without the occasional accessory that simultaneously has half the FROW scratching their heads and the other half getting straight onto Net-a-Porter. Whichever camp you find yourself in, one thing's for sure: the trends that divide the room certainly grab everyone's attention. 

Take our selection of stand-out shoes from the SS18 collections: maybe they have you recoiling in horror, we happen to think they're fabulous... or maybe it's more that they're so ugly they've transcended aesthetic merit and are just amazing objects to behold. Besides, isn't fashion about having fun? That definitely includes dressing up with some tongue-in-cheek pieces. No matter what you make of them, these shoes certainly have the It-factor and we bet you'll start seeing them surface on street style blogs just as soon as they hit stores. You heard it here first!  

1) Fenty x Puma (image: Vogue.co.uk) 2) Loewe (image: Harpersbazaar.com) 3) Louis Vuitton (image: Vogue.co.uk)

Without a doubt, the shoe of the season is the Balenciaga platform Croc. The last of Demna Gvasalia's models strutted down the ready-to-wear runway in breezy evening looks finished off with these bright, embellished, stacked shoes, making for a very refreshing take on modern dressing. A trend is already emerging to dress your fancy gowns with sneakers, so why not try a Croc next season? 

It seems like rubber shoes in particular will be in high demand come spring 2018, as we saw our fair share of flip flops on this year's runways – case in point, Queen Riri's sport couture high heels for Fenty x Puma. Many designers went a step further with mixed-media sandals, such as Marc Jacobs' voluptuous FitFlop-style slip-ons, Christopher Kane's crystal-clad, neoprene-and-rubber design and Rick Owens' chunky, bandaged mummy shoes

Sneakers were also present, and they were wild. Louis Vuitton's futuristic design that look like they may contain mini jetpacks to blast you away from Earth have got nothing on Loewe's Mexican boot-inspired lace-ups with curled, pointy toes. Which ever ones you prefer (or dislike least), one thing's for sure: they're certainly a more practical option than Riri's flip flops for a woman-on-the-go. 

Inspired by the crazy designs of the SS18 shoe haul? Shop our selections of footwear that will make sure all eyes are on the floor when you enter the room: 
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Crocs Flame Clog - $50
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Free People Vegan Zodiac Wrap Sneaker - $128
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Forever 21 Glitter Jelly Buckled Slides - $12
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Off-White For Walking Printed Leather Ankle Boots - $1,190
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Prada Feather Trimmed Satin Sandals - $990
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Christopher Kane x Crocs Honey Tiger Clogs - $60
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J.W.Anderson Cylinder-heel leather mules - $856
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Fenty x Puma Women's Ankle Strap Sneaker - $190
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Christopher Kane Mink Fur Trimmed Crocs - $545
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Silent D + Free People Everglades Ballet Flat - $100
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Uterque High Top Sneakers - £98
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Miu Miu Faux Pearl-Embellished Silk and Faux Shearling Sandals - $790
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ASOS Dream On Embellished Sneakers - $72
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Acne Studios Manhattan Low-Top Leather Trainers - $464
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Havaianas High Fashion Poem Flip Flops - $43
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No.21 Bow-Front Velvet Flatform Sandals - $706
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