I'm forced to look at ugly shoes every day. I see them walking down the street, sitting down to eat, in class and at the gym. And while the experience is always harrowing, I'm often able to calm down by reminding myself that I probably won't come across those red patent platforms with their gold laces and faux fur again. Sometimes though, I find no such comfort, knowing all too well that the hideous footwear I'm witnessing is a full-blown trend and won't be going anywhere any time soon. Because misery loves company, here are seven ugly shoes that should have never, ever been designed...