Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Are These The Ugliest Trainers Ever?

Shoe.jpg
The world is a shallow place, so let’s call it like it is...
 
We know the ugliest car ever built is the Reliant Robin (apologies Only Fools' fans), we also know the ugliest member of Blue (we just forget his name), and now we may even know the ugliest pair of trainers, depending how you feel about the footwear shown above.
 
The shoes are part of Valentino’s 2015 Spring Collection, and - unless you were one of the quirky design folks who conjured them up - then you might even think they're a little loud. And by loud we mean the sartorial equivalent of Dolby Surround Sound.
 
The design team apparently went for a ‘camo appeal’, hoping the bright patterns and unique detailing would fit the look of a trainer worthy of a high-end fashion house, even if the result risks looking like someone trampled in a puddle of paint at an art school.
 
Nonetheless, we can have no qualms with the design. The shape of the shoe itself is a winner, leaving us only to imagine what they'd look like had Valentino stuck to just the one colour. 
 
Or, you know, you might totally be into this sort of look. In which case you're a much braver soul than we.

Related

Nike3.jpg

The Pedro Lourenço x Nike Blazer Low

uglycar4.jpg

Is This The World's Ugliest Car?

Jordans.jpg

The Winter-Proof Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

Nike.jpg

The Nike Internationalist Mid Escape

Bamboo2.jpg

Nike's Enchanting Bamboo Safari Pack

Nike Wheat.jpg

Nike's Ridiculous Free Inneva Tech Wheat

Comments

More

10 slides to keep your feet cool this summer

It's toe-time

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Dr. Martens collaborate with Supreme for Spring collection

What are we saying about this lot then?

by Matt Tate
07 Apr 2017

Adidas has announced its first 3D-printed trainer for mass production

Wear the future on your feet

by Gary Ogden
07 Apr 2017

Are the new Yeezys just Reebok Classics with an adidas logo?

Kanye the innovator

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

These LEGO self-lacing trainers will make tying your shoes a joy

Who needs Nike’s self-lacing sneakers, anyway?

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

Trainer of the day: Saucony Liberty

America isn't ALL bad

by Jamie Carson
12 Jan 2017

These new Air Jordan Super Nintendos are seriously next level

Trainers that push all the right buttons

by James Bird
05 Jan 2017

Running shoes that'll help you survive the January freeze

Christmas is over, time to get fit

04 Jan 2017

Furry Le Coq Sportif trainers look better than they sound

The French sports brand adds a calfskin heel to its classic Omega runner shape

by Jamie Carson
13 Dec 2016

Trainer of the Day: adidas Ultra Boost 3.0

Take me, Ultra Boost 3.0 - my body is ready.

by Sam Diss
07 Dec 2016