Jennifer Garner Makes the Case for This "Ugly" Summer Shoe Everyone Keeps Wearing

Okay Jen, we’re listening.

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There have been whispers of clogs making a comeback for months, and it's secretly what I've been wishing for years. Or at least, I have been manifesting this trend by incessantly wearing clogs recently. Now, Jennifer Garner has joined in on my obsession and wore a pair, which means this unexpected summer shoe is on its way to the mainstream.

Garner was seen wearing a classic pair of No. 6 Old School high-heel clogs while out in Brentwood last week. Even though Garner styled hers with a pair of washed denim jeans — likely by a brand like Paige or Joe's Jeans, her favorites — and a ruffled pink top, you can wear clogs with pretty much anything. Since they're not most people's footwear go-to, they feel unexpected and fresh every time you wear them. If you feel like what you're wearing is boring, throw on a clog, and it'll instantly feel more interesting.

Like Birkenstocks, clogs are sometimes labeled as "ugly" (I think they're gorgeous). But their appeal lies less in the labels people put on them and more on the fact that they are extremely comfortable. And if they're good enough for Galliano's Dior (there are a vintage pair of Galliano Dior clogs on Etsy I wish were my size), they're more than good enough for me.

The best thing about clogs, aside from how comfortable and unexpected they are, is that some versions are also relatively affordable. Target has a pair that doesn't look that different from Garner's for just $11. Naturally Amazon has some options for as little as $50 from '90s brands like Rocket Dog. And while Birkenstock is known more for its famous Arizona sandal, the brand also makes the best-selling Boston clog that is essentially chic enough for one half of the Olsen sisters. In my opinion, Free People also stocks some of the best clogs on the market. I can't stop wearing these Culver City clogs, recently bought a blue pair by Anna Sui, and currently have my eye on the under-$100 Alma clog from there.

But as already mentioned, clogs can be luxurious, and Galliano wasn't the last person to think so. Gucci currently makes a horsebit clog (naturally) for $1,100. If you need some added height, Stella McCartney has a platform pair of slingback clogs complete with a saw-toothed sole. The buzzy brand of the moment, Bottega Veneta, also made a pair of $510 slingback clogs made of a biodegradable polymer that comes in pastel pink. But it's the Bottega clog's product description that says it all: "Bottega Veneta proves clogs are cool again." They said it!

Clearly, high-end brands, Jennifer Garner, and I are all in agreement. Which means, in my honest opinion, clogs are the next It shoe to keep your eyes on. They're already on their way to replacing Birkenstocks as the most contentious shoe on the market, so get in on it now before they're everywhere.

Shop the Jennifer Garner-approved clog trend below.

Birkenstock Oiled Leather Boston Clog

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Dansko Professional Clog

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Rocket Dog Mule

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Sanita Patent Clog

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Universal Thread Marcia Heeled Clog

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Universal Threads Harlow Clog Heels

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Swedish Hasbeens Dagny Clogs

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Steve Madden Brooklyn Clog

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Frye Millie Clog

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Tory Burch Jessa Clog

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Re/Done '70s Classic Genuine Calf Hair Clog

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Free People Culver City Clog

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Free People Alma Clog

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Gucci Bamboo Horsebit Clog

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