In a world brimming with fake news, count this one out: the defining shoe of the ‘90s is back. Yes! The ‘90s shoe and not just some post-millennial homage conceived from inspo photos of the Olsen twins and Melissa Joan Hart. No. This is the OG shoe. The found-in-your-attic-in-a-box-labeled-HIGH-SCHOOL-MEMORIES shoe. (But, like, freshly made and perfuming with that new shoe smell.) Ladies and gents, it’s time we welcome back Steve Madden’s beloved ‘Slinky’ platform slide (cue fashion tears of joy).
It’s as if the ‘Slinky’ took one good look at the sea of flatform sandals (rendered in everything from copper metallics to, dare we say it, glitter) and said, “The world needs me.” But of course, the ‘Slinky’ sandal couldn’t come back without an upgrade. The 2017 re-release has smoother edges and a flatter heel, giving this #TBT moment a modern re-do.