Nostalgic shoes are having a major moment, and one style that pretty much defined your '90s ~lewk~ is officially back. Remember that pair of stretchy black flatforms that went with basically anything? Yes, I'm talking about the Steve Madden Slinky Platform Sandals.
It seemed like there was no wrong time to wear this versatile statement piece. Dress them up! Dress them down! No 10-year-old's capsule wardrobe was complete without a pair. That is, until around the turn of the century, when it seemed like every time was the wrong time to wear them.
Sadly, the Steve Madden Slinky sandals died off with the rest of the good old days — or so we thought. Steve Madden is bringing back the style, much to the excitement of '90s girls everywhere.
The throwback shoe's comeback is, granted, a little divisive —there are some things that should stay firmly in the '90s (see: uncomfortable blow-up furniture, Furbies). If you're on the fence about the Slinky revival, there are some similar styles feel a little more modern so you can get in on the trend without going all the way back.
If the OG version isn't quite your aesthetic these days (understandable, considering it's been a couple decades), here are nine other picks to choose from.
Similar to the Steve Madden Slinky sandals, these come in a stretchy black version, but how groovy is this holographic strap?
If you want to stick within the brand (and give yourself a serious height challenge), this velvet pair takes inspiration from the original favorite.
These pale grey slip-ons are the perfect summer basic.
If you're after something a little more extra, these fur slides make a big statement.
With a more mature look, these are like the Steve Madden Slinky sandal all grown up.
These have summer ice cream cone vibes all over them, if you ask me.
With three neutrals in one shoe, these sandals go with just about anything.
These fun but simple sandals make the perfect elevated basic.
Beachy espadrilles meet edgy flatforms in this pair of slides.
And, of course, if all this has inspired you to go for the real thing, look no further.
These bad boys are available for pre-order now, and expected to ship in early July.