Emily Ratajkowski Wore Her “Ugly” Ballet Trainers In The Coolest Way

I think it’s fairly obvious at this point that Emily Ratajkowski is no shy dresser. Having seen her in entirely sheer dresses more times than I can count, the model is no coward in the face of a controversial trend.

Stepping out for a weekend walk, the Ratajkowski casually styled her lasted controversial buy in a nonchalant manner that’s stopped me in my tracks. Wearing her knee-grazing denim shorts with a black tank top and a pair of sunglasses, Ratajkowski’s outfit was off to a fairly inconspicuous start, however on further inspection it was clear that her shoes were not, in fact, the pretty leather mary janes that have been trending hard this summer, but were instead a pair on highly controversial ballet trainers.

Half ballet flat, half chunky trainer, the ballet trainer trend strikes a controversial cord by blending the two seemingly opposite shoe trends together. With a chunky, rubbery sole—akin to the kind we wear for our morning runs, and a more delicate, round-toe silhouette, the “ugly” trainer trend offers an entity fresh silhouette that can equip your outfit with the element of surprise.

Emily Ratajkowski wears ballet trainers

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Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this trend out and about. Already a staple offering across a few of my favourite high street and designer brands, the in-the-know shoe trend is set to become big news this season.