90s style shoes having a moment in 2022


Orin Carlin

The 1990s called, they want their shoes return. The era may have seen a plethora of questionable style moments, but the one area the decade excelled in was footwear. More than 20 years after the millennial age took over, fashion designers continue to modernize various shoe styles that wouldn’t have looked out of place when the Spice Girls were still together.

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Parisian ready-to-wear brand Coperni has gone all out on thong platforms and brags Poison singer Doua Lipa as one of his faithful followers.

The 27-year-old was pictured earlier this year sporting the designer’s all-black wedge style with a checkered crochet bikini and matching tie-side skirt.

Other styles having a moment in 2022 include classic dad sneakers, largely defined by chunky soles and textured overlays, as well as their lace-up method of fastening. Not convinced? Perhaps the supermodel’s stamp of approval can persuade you – the dad sneaker trend is a popular shoe for the likes of Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid.

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As for boots, square-toe knee-high styles were all the rage (thanks, Buffy Summers), but the cowboy boot also had a major look. The Western-inspired shoe style featured in Miu Miu runway shows from the late 1990s, and now Kendall Jenner is making a strong case for them right now in 2022.

Good morning! Fashion picks the most stylish pairs of 90s-style shoes to give your shoe game a retro boost:

Wedges flip flops

Coperni logo patch sandals, £280, Farfetch


Platform sandals

Soulmate Black Leather Sandals, £85, Windsor blacksmith


Transparent mules

Gianvito Rossi Elle leather and PVC heeled mules, £560, Selfridges


dad sneakers

Silver 530 trainers, £95, New Balance


cowboy boots

Embroidered Western Boots, £525, Ganni


Denim low heels

Margot sandals, £175, Coach



Gucci Stann horsebit leather clogs, £840, Net to wear


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