Say what you like about Calvin Klein's new 'Persimmon' shoe - but it certainly ain't pretty...

ugly shoe by Calvin KleinJust look at that brute! The latest statement shoe from Calvin Klein is a sort of high heel/wedge-hybrid with a flat foot bed and very tiny peep toe was clearly not designed for those who like their shoes classical, dainty and feminine. And don't get me wrong, in deeming this shoe 'ugly' I'm in no way calling its wearability into question: I'm simply stating that it's part of a growing trend for footwear that is ugly and proud...this is just a little uglier than most. 

For those attracted to its brutish charms, the unusual shoe in red is available for £575 from Avenue 32. It also comes in a green or 'citron' lizard mix at a higher price point, and form's part of the label's spring/summer 2013 collection. Any takers?