'90s Shoes That Will Make You Scream, "I Remember Those!"
Whether your fashion icon was the ultrapreppy Cher Horowitz from the movie Clueless or you preferred the tomboyish sensibilities of songbird Aaliyah, the '90s were a time of great style-setters and even better footwear options. Depending on what part of the country you grew up in, you saw the rise of different trends. Some girls in your school chose to risk their lives — and ankle ligaments — while teetering along in impossibly high flip-flops that, because they were so heavy, never actually flipped and flopped, where others went way grunge and stomped the yard in nothing but Docs. Indulge your affinity for the finest fashion decade there ever was and see how many of these throwback shoes you remember wearing . . . or wanting.
Dr. Martens 1460 W Women's Boots
Was Singles, like, the best movie you ever saw? Did you have doe eyes for the heartbreaker Matt Dillon? Then you owned Dr. Martens 1460 W Women's Boots ($135), but yours probably had a supercool steel toe that you needed people to know you had. And you probably kicked doors — albeit lightly — to show that feature off.
Steve Madden Women's Slinky Elastic Flatform Slides
Attention, Delia's-with-an-asterisk catalog shoppers! Calling all Contempo Casual girls. The Steve Madden Women's Slinky Elastic Flatform Slides ($69) were not only your favorite shoe then, but you've probably scooped them up now too.
Reebok Women's Classic Leather Casual Sneakers
If you had a pair of Reebok Women's Classic Leather Casual Sneakers from Finish Line ($75), you kept them looking as clean as possible and probably wore them with slouch socks.
Timberland Classic 6 Premium Boot Men's Lace-Up Boots
Growing up in Los Angeles, where there was essentially zero need for a weather-proof boot of any kind, didn't stop the Timberland Classic 6 Premium Boot Men's Lace-Up Boots ($190) from becoming seriously popular.
Nike Women's Classic Cortez Lace-Up Sneakers
While the Nike Women's Classic Cortez Lace-Up Sneakers ($70) were revived last year, they were equally popular in the early '90s.