The nineties are officially back. The Spice Girls are touring again, NSYNC just performed at Coachella with Ariana Grande, the hair accessory of the moment is the scrunchy, and — to top it all off — American designer Steve Madden has re-released the platform slide.
That’s right, you can relive the Olsen twin era in a pair of vegan-friendly neon-colored platform sandals, designed by Madden in collaboration with Urban Outfitters.
“Since the very beginning, it’s been all about platforms for us,” said Madden in a statement. “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.”
To look just like Lizzie McGuire’s iconic cartoon — which actually hit screens in the early noughties — you need the Steve Madden Exclusive Slinky Platform Sandal; it comes in pink, green, and black. If you need more support, try the Thong Sandal in silver, orange, or black.
“Slip into classic ‘90s style with this throwback platform sandal from Steve Madden,” says Urban Outfitters on its website. The shoe features “a comfortable mesh upper, set on a chunk foam sole that’s so lightweight you can wear them every summer day,” it adds.
Embrace the Full Nineties Look
If you’re looking to dive headfirst back into the nineties, not only should you take your mum’s advice and not overpluck the brows, but you could also take a look at NCLA’s nineties-inspired Barbie makeup collection. Complement your platform sandals with the cruelty-free beauty brand’s pink Barbie Tropical Dream nail wraps or Barbie Convertible jelly balm.
“The NCLA x Barbie Collection is everything you’ve ever dreamed of,” NCLA commented in November last year, after the initial release. “From the prints, to the packaging, the names, this collection will have you feeling totally Barbie!”
“Each of the items is beyond adorable,” added Teen Vogue. “Perfect for hanging out in your Dreamhouse, riding around in a pink convertible, or pursuing a career as a veterinarian/business executive/astronaut/rock star.”
If you’re sticking with just the sandals for now, take a look at the Steve Madden platform shoe collection on the Urban Outfitter’s website. And if you want other options, Zappos has a ton.