Get Ready Because Beyoncé Is Bringing Back These Controversial 2000s Shoes


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Although the paparazzi doesn't catch Beyoncé out and about that often, she gives her adoring fans what they want and regularly posts her looks on her Instagram account. To say that what she wears has a major influence over said adoring fans is an understatement. Which brings us to the controversial 2000s shoes she may have just brought back…

Yesterday, Beyoncé posted a slideshow on Instagram thanking the African designers who "kept [her] feeling fresh." Every one of the looks featured is notable and very worthy of her praise, but it was the fifth look in the series that stopped us in our scroll. Yes, those are the Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals on her very famous feet. With their platform and 5.3" heel (don't worry—they also come in a mid-heel version), the very sight of them brought us straight back to the early 2000s. With the popularity of sneakers and shoes with lower heels, in general, these days, the Tributes are more controversial than ever. They're still being made in a number of colors (as a sidenote, they have five stars on Nordstrom), and with the new Beyoncé approval, Saint Laurent could already be dreaming up more ways to have a Tribute comeback in 2019.

See the shoes on the fifth image of Beyoncé's post below, and keep scrolling to see a few throwback photos of other celebs wearing Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals. Then, of course, shop them for yourself (if you dare).

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Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals Throwback


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WHO: Jennifer Lopez


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WHO: Olivia Palermo


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WHO: Taylor Swift


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WHO: Lauren Conrad

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.