These '90s Shoe Trends Are Making a Comeback

If the return of hair scrunchies, chokers, and overalls weren’t enough to tell you that the ’90s resurgence is officially a thing in the fashion world, you can find the proof in the shoes. Whether you experienced ’90s shoe trends the first time around or not, this is one fashion throwback that you simply can’t deny.

Blame it on our nostalgia for the fashion in films such as Sex and the City or Clueless—after all, they introduced us to brands such as Manolo Blahnik and Alaïa, respectively. We may have already tapped into some of the biggest ’90s trends this season, but it only makes sense that our footwear follows suit.

If you’re ready to step into a sartorial time warp, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite styles that’ll fit your personal aesthetic, whether you find yourself to be more of a Carrie or a Miranda. Cue the nostalgia—the ’90s have made a triumphant return.

Chunky Sneakers

'90s shoe trends 2018


Style du Monde 

While they’ve been one of the most polarizing trends of the season, chunky sneakers have been making the rounds among the fashion set, giving off an edge of cool you simply can’t deny.

So fun that you’ll want to wear these at all hours.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

If black is more your thing, these are for you.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

Kitten Heels

Perhaps we’ve gone into stiletto fatigue, but we’re seeing kitten heels everywhere. Comfortable while still remaining polished, these heels will go with anything you wear, whether it’s a pair of jeans or a pencil skirt.

You can wear these with anything.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.5.

We love the price of these too.

Available in sizes 6 to 11.

Mary Janes

'90s shoe trends for spring


Collage Vintage

The old-school Mary Jane silhouette has made a comeback in a major way. Wear a heeled version for a more dressed-up approach or a flat with the signature strap for your everyday look.

Wear these with a pair of relaxed jeans and a simple graphic tee.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.


If you haven’t hopped on the mules and slides train, now might be the time. Slip these shoes on and off at a moment’s notice whether you’re off to run errands or grabbing drinks with your friends.

Petal pink for spring.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

We imagine you wearing these with a pretty floral dress.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.


The '90s shoe trends to know now


Collage Vintage

Brogues and oxfords are perfect for a more comfortable option at the office. Choose a pair with a thicker sole if you want to really throw it back.

Dr. Martens was leading the oxford trend of the ’90s, so why not now?

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Opt for a blue pair of oxfords if you want to make a statement.

Available in sizes 36 to 41.

Plastic Sandals

Whether you wore them the first time around or not, plastic shoes are back and bigger than ever. Wear yours to accompany a pair of statement pants or with a skirt to give the illusion of mile-long legs.

These shoes are definitely worth a few Instagrams.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

You’ll want to stare at these shoes all day.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Platform Sandals

If there’s anything that speaks to the ’90s, it’s platform sandals. Another polarizing trend from the decade, you can wear these with a spring dress for a cool contrast or as your next favorite summer sandal.

You know these will be so comfortable.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Need something slightly more formal? These sandals with metallic details will do the trick.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.

Square Toes

Spring '90s shoe trends


Collage Vintage

Reminiscent of ’90s power dressing, a square-toe heel is a breath of fresh air from the timeless pointy-toe pumps. Wear these to the office or to brunch.

Wear these to the office.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Perfect for those summer days.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Once you’ve shopped your favorites, see if you can name all the supermodels who ruled the ’90s.