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If 2017 owes any credit to a decade for giving it style, it’s definitely the 1990s. First, it was chokers, then band tees, and now Steve Madden has decided to revive its classically popular “flip-clock-flop” shoe. The chunky sandal gave you supermodel height, and ‘coolest kid swag’. It was the sister to jelly sandals; you just had to have a pair, and your popularity instantly went up.
Also known as flatform or ‘Slinky’ this sandal has been seen on the best of the best 90s stars. Reprised from the 70s, celebrities such as Britney Spears and the Spice Girls revived the platform. It looks like the shoe has now come back with a vengeance.
BuzzFeed totally broke down the difference between the original, and the remake in this colorful explanation below.
What are you wearing this summer with your slides? A mini skirt and tube top, accompanied by glitter eyeshadow? Or maybe you’ll actually take a peek in your mom’s closet for those jeans? Whatever you wear, it’ll surely be head turning.
Steve Madden has made the 90s ‘it’ sandal available for purchase online (pre-order) here for $70, and it comes in women’s US sizes 4 to 12.