The flatform is without a doubt a member of the ugly-shoe family
. Its cousins are the fancy shower shoe, the mule, and the Birkenstock sandal (twice removed). While its "ugliest" trait is the severe heavy bottom, we'll argue that the somewhat-clunky shape is actually the perfect complement to an array of looks. Try elongating your legs with a chunky sneaker and loose-fit shorts, or contrast a flowy, ethereal maxi-dress with a sole that keeps you grounded. Hey, there's enough room in this town for the stiletto, too, but we'd much rather walk around in a pair that'll never get caught in the cobblestones.