‘90s fashion is back in a big way and slowly inching its way into the 2020s with aplomb. First there was the denim trucker, then the silk slip dress — and finally, once overalls and bucket hats came back, you knew your wardrobe was fully reverting to that retro decade. Though ‘90s shoe trends were one of the last categories to fully arrive, it’s definitely all present and accounted for now.
This Spring, you’re about to fill your closet with shoe trends that you remember from nearly 30 years ago, but style them in new and exciting ways that makes them feel decidedly 2021.
The nostalgia doesn’t hurt. With everything leaning toward the ‘90s from films on Hulu to designs on the runway, it stands to reason that footwear would follow suit. And ‘90s shoe trends are pretty stylish. Think platform sneakers and strappy sandals, combat boots and gladiator flats. It’s footwear that makes a bold statement while still feeling edgy and cool.
Ahead, shop the 5 best shoe trends of the 1990s that are back for another trip around the sun.
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