The Iconic 90s-Inspired Sandals Make Their Way Back Into Style Again This Year

The Iconic 90s-Inspired Sandals Make Their Way Back Into Style Again This Year

Sandals are such a common item that every household must have at least a pair in their shoe cabinet. They’re easy to wear, convenient to carry around, not that expensive, and does enough to protect your feet from the dangers that lie on the ground. Sandals are more popular among areas with hotter climate due to its open design that allows your foot to “breathe”. This allows your foot to keep cool and dry at all times while also lowering the risks of infections like Athlete’s Foot. In the past, people looked at sandals for its function rather than design. This is why we often see this type of footwear as out-of-date or unfashionable.

Today, things have definitely changed. The popularity of sandals has spread into places with the much colder weather as well (socks are worn with sandals as a fashion combination in these places). Especially in the past 2-3 years, we can often see models sporting old-school sandals on global runways along with all kinds of clothing styles including street, casual, minimal, or even effortless. Don’t believe us? Have a look at the fashion shows of brands like Prada, Chanel, Versace, Maison Kitsuné, Kolor, Vetements, Marc Jacobs and Rick Owens this past couple of years.

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High-end brands are not the only ones making a move to bring back all the fashionable sandals back into the trend; high street brands are also jumping in with all kinds of stylish sandal designs. This allows the “unfashionable” and “inappropriate” notions that come with sandals in the past to be replaced with the idea of fashionable footwear that suits with all kinds of clothing style and (almost) every occasion.

If you’re starting to feel like getting hold of a pair for yourself, we’ve got for you a list of trendy sandals from multiple fashion brand that’s worth a try. Who knows? You might end up shelving that favorite cut shoe of yours for a very long time.

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Another reason behind the resurgence of this type of sandals is with the help of influencers. Brands nowadays often place their focus on influential people to help communicate with the target market. Influencers have become an effective way of drawing attention to new products and sparking a trend with the mass audience. Whenever we see our favorite celebrities, bloggers, YouTubers, or fashion icons using a certain product, it more or less has a positive impact on our purchasing decision.

Let’s take a peek a some of the influencers who helped bring back this iconic footwear into the modern fashion world.

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If these thick soles and gigantic straps don’t have you feeling like the 90s, we don't know what will. As this classic fashion trend makes its way back around the globe in 2018, the sandals might look more modern, but the element of nostalgia remains the same. Now is the perfect time to hop onto the fashion train and get yourself a cool pair of sandals to change up your everyday look into something extraordinary. We're sure that by the end of this year more and more fashion brands will be releasing their own line of sandals for all of us to enjoy. Make sure to don't spend all your money before then!

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