Fashion is an ever revolving door – what is old, is continually made new again season in; season out. Just when you think there’s a trend that will never reemerge (ahem, ‘high waist pants’), it comes back around, lingers, and makes you wish that you didn’t get rid of them after being pressured into believing that your favourite article of clothing or shoes will never be “in style” again.
In homage to all things retro (or “vintage”), we’ve put together a list of shoes that have withstood the test of fashion’s fast-moving time and continue to be wardrobe staples for fashionistas and mere mortals everywhere.
In case you haven’t noticed, grunge style has been quietly making a comeback over the past few seasons with creepers, platform shoes, shoes with lug soles, and work boots like these cherry red and navy Dr. Martens “1460 8-Eye” leather boots popping up everywhere. These classic boots that hail from the UK are perfect for days when you want to add a bit of edge to your look and be comfortable at the same time.
When it comes to rain boots or “wellies” as they are popularly called, there’s no question that Hunter is the go-to brand. These red and grey “Original Tall Gloss” boots are the epitome of classic style and deserve a place in your closet this season and the next.
From the looks of things, neon coloured, retro sneakers are still on-trend and will be so for a while. Nothing quite says “retro” like these multi-coloured New Balance “515” lace up joggers that work perfectly as workout shoes and statement sneakers to pull together any laidback look.
Who would have thought that we’d see the day when moccasins became popular again?! During the FW 2014 fashion shows, women and men alike were seen rocking moccasins and we loved it! Going into spring, these tan and black moose fringe bootie moccasins by SoftMoc are perfect for days when you want to be casual and look cute at the same time.
Birkenstock sandals are not a “thing” for tree huggers anymore. Since the fashion world decided that fashion does not have to sacrifice comfort anymore, we have seen a turn to more comfortable styles of shoes, generally. This is why Birkenstock’s sandals with their patented suede covered footbeds that mold to your feet and make you feel like you’re walking on air are so on-trend and will continue to be so until the powers that may be decide that they simply aren’t anymore. Go on, give these black and cocoa “Arizona” two-strap sandals a home in your closet and promise to not abandon them even when they’re “not cool” anymore. You won’t regret it!