We’ve had Birkenstocks, dad trainers and now joining the ever growing list of ugly shoes people love to hate is a collaboration between Y/Project and UGG. Debuting the collection during Paris Fashion Week Men’s Y/Project revealed three styles of UGG boots.
Worn by both men and women the capsule collection is said to celebrate ‘the unquestionable DNA of the UGG brand’ featuring its signature chestnut colourway, sheepskin lining and shapes. Reinterpreting its iconic style, Y/Project’s creative director Glenn Martens showcased layered UGG boots, a version with giant sheepskin ankle cuffs alongside a thigh-high version.
“Putting on UGGs is like putting your foot in a warm pot of butter, and I thought why not elevate that and immerse your full legs!” says Martens in a press release. “So we decided to design an UGG boot that climbs up to the crotch and covers the whole leg.”
“The UGG Classic boot is one of the most recognisable shoes in history. It’s timeless and challenging design made it a worldwide statement. Y/Project is about challenges. Since launch we’ve been twisting the grounded codes, we challenged the acceptable and triggered people by putting focus on the unexpected,” he continued.
This isn’t the first time that Y/Project has showcased a peculiar shoe. For Spring 2018, Martens showed a collection featuring toe mules and shoes with heels that resembled a pelvic bone.
The UGG x Y/Project collection is priced between £195 and £995 and will be available for purchase at select retail stores this forthcoming autumn.