Get Excited: Thanks To FitFlop Our Favourite Nineties Shoe Styles Are Back!
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With their new PlatFForm design, FitFlop is not only bringing the platform sandal back but they’ve totally updated it for 2020 too!
Remember platform sandals? Not the sport-inspired styles or chunky military styles that we were all obsessed with last summer; I’m talking about the really chunky 1990's flatform style worn by only the decade’s coolest girls, from Naomi Campbell to the Spice Girls. As a kid in the ‘90s, I was obsessed. After begging for my own pair for a good solid year or so, I wore mine to near-death - with sparkly pedicures and anklets of course, and to every primary school disco between the ages of seven to nine.
You can only imagine my excitement when I found out that FitFlop was bringing the iconic ‘90s platform sandals back for spring/summer 2020 with two designs – the Eloise wedge and Pilar platform. These though are not the platforms of my school disco days. All are made in supple leather with options such as neutral shades of black, white, tan brown and maroon, and with croc-embossed, statement buckle and sleek slingback detailing, they are strictly for grown-ups.
Footwear technology has (luckily) moved on from the ‘90s. Since FitFlop was founded in 2007 they have aimed to bring comfort to every style. Their in-house team of biomechanists - experts in how the human body moves – create specially tailored technology to achieve it! With both the wedge and platform, the secret was making it as lightweight as possible and placing hidden cushioning where your feet need it.
“I adore them. Very comfortable AND smart. I wore them to a party where we stood around all evening (yawn) and I didn't notice I was wearing them except to show them off!”
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Shoes that look this good but feel like trainers are just the thing for oncoming heatwaves, stuffy offices and darting from meetings to dinner dates, with no need for annoying trainers-to-heels swaps. Not bad when the most expensive style in the collection comes in at a reasonable £130.
As a true ‘90s kid all grown up, catch me wearing and re-wearing my own pair all this summer long.
February 19 2020 by Esther Newman