Ug1 There is, I thought last week, an art to selecting the perfect Ugly Shoe. It's very easy to stumble across fugly shoes and I could easily stick one of about a hundred up on Thursday's (the day of the Ugly Shoe) and people could marvel at the repulsive qualities some shoe designers have managed to make their own. I would, I thought with my best journalist cap on, continue Gemma's noble work and not just select any old ugly shoe for this weeks feature.

Then I thought... actually, I'll just do a really long post featuring all the ugly shoes I've stumbled across over the last week. Sod the 'art' of selecting the ugly shoe - I'll leave that to the uber-talented Gemma - I'm just going to compile some photographs of the worst fuglies I've seen, from bargain bin to designer darlings. Names and links have been removed as I don't want to be sued (I will, however, happily provide the links if you pop me an e-mail!). Just feast your eyes on this lot, shiver, feel sick and then rejoice in the fact you'd never be stupid enough to buy these.

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I'm not sure what I hate most here. The fringe... or the strange shape... or the colour... or... (continue forever)

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Old McDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oh, and on that farm he had no style, ee-i-ee-i-oh...

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Look! It's a boot! Oh hang on, someone pulled a Paula Radcliffe and decided to give up halfway through.

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I don't even know where to start.

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Ethnic inspired is good. Ethnic "look, someone threw up over my shoe!" isn't. And then there's the shape...

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This isn't 'ugly' as such, just a bit of an explosion of different colours and styles. Is it orange or blue? Is it a Mary Jane or a court? Make up your minds!

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"Okay, what I'm looking for is a really dull shaped court with a print like a carpet from the 70s..."

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The only use I can possibly think of for these is if, around Christmas, you lose your presents stocking and need a replacement...

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Is it just me, or does everyone look at these and think they need to time travel back to 1996, when the Spice Girls were really popular, and hand them to Mel B?

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More 70's carpet shoes...

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Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're wearing really ugly wedges, ugly wedges...

You would not believe how much fun that was! [Toni Stokes]