18 Shoes from the '90s You Forgot You Were Obsessed With

We still miss our Steve Madden slip-ons, to be honest.

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I also threw in some early '00s styles because I couldn't help myself.

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<p>SO. SQUISHY.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Para-mujer-Talla-9-10-Sugar-Shoes-flotadores-Flip-Flops-Tamano-Grande-9-10-nuevo-raro-duro-encontrar-/141921011109?_ul=AR&nma=true&si=6CISscImlsGf%252BWX7hci%252F%252FtBeFYo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557">Ebay</a></em></p>
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Sugar Floaties

SO. SQUISHY.

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<p>Jellies were cool but why does everyone ignore the fact that after, like, an hour, they were completely full of foot sweat? </p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/268628860/vintage-90s-clear-platform-jelly-sandals?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query='90%20jelly%20shoes&ref=sr_gallery_6">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Jelly Sandals

Jellies were cool but why does everyone ignore the fact that after, like, an hour, they were completely full of foot sweat?

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<p>These were lined with the same material as a woven straw beach mat. You still have no idea why. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/On-Your-Feet-by-Chinese-Laundry-Vintage-90s-Platform-Flip-Flop-Sandals-Size-6-/112048495497?hash=item1a169c5b89:g:p8wAAOSwn9lXLN71">Ebay</a></em></p>
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Chinese Laundry Flip-Flops

These were lined with the same material as a woven straw beach mat. You still have no idea why.

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<p>Doc Martens were everything. You loved yours (or your knockoff pair) until they smelled so bad your mom made you throw them away. </p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/289051119/90s-doc-martens-sandals-size-8?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query='90s%20doc%20martens&ref=sr_gallery_6">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Doc Martens Sandals

Doc Martens were everything. You loved yours (or your knockoff pair) until they smelled so bad your mom made you throw them away.

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<p>These shoes look harmless, but they were the <em>loudest</em> shoes to walk in. The straps were made of some kind of stretchy elastic, so every time you took a step, the shoe would slap the bottom of your foot. They paired nicely with capri pants and a hair bandana though. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-90s-Steve-Madden-Black-Slip-On-Platform-Wedges-Size-8-/262470883507?nma=true&si=6CISscImlsGf%252BWX7hci%252F%252FtBeFYo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557">Ebay</a></em></p>
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Steve Madden Slip Ons

These shoes look harmless, but they were the loudest shoes to walk in. The straps were made of some kind of stretchy elastic, so every time you took a step, the shoe would slap the bottom of your foot. They paired nicely with capri pants and a hair bandana though.

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<p>You told yourself that these were really comfy because of the rubbery spongey stuff, but in reality, they were really annoying. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sanuk-Womens-VooDoo-Flip-Flop-Sandals-Beach-surf-style-Footwear-/161109988561">Ebay</a></em></p>
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Sanuk Voodoo Flip-Flops

You told yourself that these were really comfy because of the rubbery spongey stuff, but in reality, they were really annoying.

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<p>Every girl who was ever Sporty Spice in her talent show owned these. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Adidas-Adissage-Slides-Black-or-Navy-Athletic-Sport-Shower-Sandals-Sz-6-15-/281463663749">Ebay</a></em></p>
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Adidas Shower Shoes

Every girl who was ever Sporty Spice in her talent show owned these.

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<p>Rainbow platforms. When was the last time you heard that description? </p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/194739675/sale-rocket-dog-vintage-90s-chunky">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Rocket Dog Platform Rainbow Flip-Flops

Rainbow platforms. When was the last time you heard that description?

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<p>Holographic stuff was the coolest. These are straight out of <em>Romy and Michele's High School Reunion</em>. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.zappos.com/birkenstock-boston-suede-unisex-taupe-suede">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Mudd Holographic Sandal Heels

Holographic stuff was the coolest. These are straight out of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

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<p>You saw these at all the cool girl stores at the mall, but your mom definitely didn't let you buy them. You settled for some that were only 1 or 2 inches tall instead.</p><p><em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Giant_7_Inch_Tall_Platform_Flip_Flop_Thongs.jpg">Ceddie2000/Wikipedia</a></em></p>
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Platform Flip-Flops With Fur Straps

You saw these at all the cool girl stores at the mall, but you settled for some that were only 1 or 2 inches tall instead.

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<p>Both guys and girls wore these. You wore them everywhere and pretended like they went with everything. </p><p><em><a href="http://www.zappos.com/birkenstock-boston-suede-unisex-taupe-suede">Zappos</a></em></p>
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Birkenstock Clogs

Both guys and girls wore these. You wore them everywhere and pretended like they went with everything.

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<p>These things were as dangerous to walk in as they were popular. You definitely slipped and fell in these bad boys more than a few times. </p><p><a href="https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/123341240/vintage-platform-shoes-platform-sandals">Etsy</a><br></p>
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Candie's Wooden Heels

These things were as dangerous to walk in as they were popular. You definitely slipped and fell in these bad boys more than a few times.

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<p>Hilary Duff wore platform sneakers like this on the cover of <em>The Lizzie McGuire Movie (</em>which you owned on tape or DVD if you were fancy), so naturally you needed them too. </p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/130716629/90s-blue-platform-sneakers-flatforms">Etsy</a></em></p>
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L.E.I. Velcro Platform Sneakers

Hilary Duff wore platform sneakers like this on the cover of The Lizzie McGuire Movie, so naturally you needed them too.

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<p>You might not have had these in pink, but you definitely owned them in black. And wore them to the seventh grade dance. </p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/462400659/vtg-90s-chunky-heel-sandals-65-6-lucite?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query='90s%20candies%20shoes&ref=sr_gallery_17">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Unlisted Strappy Heels

You might not have had these in pink, but you definitely owned them in black.

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<p>Rachel on <em>Friends</em> wore shoes like this and you told yourself, "When I'm 20, I'm going to own these in every color."</p><p><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/280804024/90s-platform-shoes?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query='90%20shoes&ref=sr_gallery_10">Etsy</a></em></p>
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Chunky Platform Loafers

Rachel on Friends wore shoes like this and you told yourself, "I'm going to own these in every color."

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<p>Why did they ever make shoe soles like this? You would leave black scuff marks all over the P.E. floor and get pea gravel stuck in the bottom after recess. </p><p><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/167272164/chunky-90s-leather-mia-platform-sandals"></a><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/167272164/chunky-90s-leather-mia-platform-sandals">Etsy</a></em></p>
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MIA Chunky Sandals

Why did they ever make shoe soles like this? You would leave black scuff marks all over and get pea gravel stuck in the bottom.

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