Revisit your 90s with the new slinky platform sandals in summery hues

It seems that 90s trends are recirculating in fashion lately – from the mom jeans to the tiny sunglasses and from cargo pants to the oversized daddy shoes – we've seen the return of the era's key pieces making rounds on the Spring-summer runway. Likewise, to add to this memory-evoking treasure box, the latest one comes from Steve Madden x Urban Outfitters collaboration – the 90s platform sandals for Summer 2019 – the shoe that’s responsible for all that buzz in your Instagram feed.


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Considering all the bulky shoe styles that have taken over the fashion industry lately, this colourful capsule collection is the one that you should be most excited about – it’s one of those trend comers, whom you may choose to hate or love, but staying oblivious to them is so not the option owing to the nostalgia that oozes out of its iconic high-school style.

A neon twist to the tale

“Since the very beginning, it’s been all about platforms for us. We figured now was the perfect time to re-invent these styles in a fun and exciting way and there wasn’t a better partner than Urban Outfitters.” – as quoted by Steve Madden at the launch.

Photo credits: Steve Madden

The shoes, that debuted in 1994 as classic black pieces, are not only available in two styles but in a jaw-dropping neon colour range – the ugly fashion inspired platform sandals and the sporty thong sandals. The Platform thong sandals feature net straps and a lightweight 2-inch foam sole for a sportier feel (available in black, bright orange, and silver); whereas the slinky platform sandal is a slide-on that features a stretchy, elastic-like band across the top and a thick 1.5-inch sloped rubber sole (available in neon pink and lime green).

Photo credits: Steve Madden

With a little fun makeover, these are your companion from the past, wear them to relive your days of jamming to Spice Girls wearing the butterfly clips in your hair. You don’t need a time machine to travel back, right?

These are the perfect footwear for summer

The collection has landed just in time for summer, Steve Madden fans can filch a pair of the lime green pair for a pop of colour in their spring and summer wears. Similarly, orange pair of thong platform sandals are ideal for a tropical vacation – whether worn with distressed jeans or a flirty sundress, these sandals will offer the effortless retro touch to any casual summer look. So make some space for these beauties in your closet and spend your summer in style and comfort.

Photo credits: Steve Madden

Keen to get a pair for yourself? Buy your pair of choice online from With sizes peddling out so quickly, you’ll want to act fast! Happy shopping!

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