Zendaya takes bold fashion risk with "ugly" shoes, but did it pay off?
The 26-year-old showed off her rather unique choice of shoes on her Instagram story on Thursday.
In the snap, Zendaya paired wide-leg blue pants with the "controversial" footwear - white leather Tabi ballet slippers.
This style, which originated in Japan, includes a division at the top separating the big toe from the rest.
Though the unique look isn't beloved by everyone, it seems Zendaya's example may be enough to kick-start a real trend.
Zendaya opts for unique footwear in latest Instagram story
"that's it, I'm buying a tabi flat that I've been eyeing for a while. zendaya did that," one fan said.
The Tabi style is typically featured in boots, but the Marvel actor's interpretation taps into the current popularity of ballet flats at the moment.
Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / ABACAPRESS & Screenshot/Instagram/zendaya