Have you ever noticed how many shoe fads there have been in your life? Well, I did today. I decided to write a random blog post on all the "IT" shoes of my life.
The jellies. Man, five years old, give me some candy and my jellies and I was a happy little kid. These were the greatest. Except when it was hot out, and your feet sweat and stuck to the plastic. That was kind of annoying. Perhaps this lead to their downfall....
The three striped Adidas shoe. Yes, count those stripes: THREE. If you had four stripes on your shoes in middle school, you were NOT cool. One girl on my bus had a pair of four striped shoes and she picked the fourth one off to try and fit in. We made fun of her.
I was a mean child.
The chunky sketcher clog. This is not the exact shoe, I couldn't find one online. But man were these sketcher clogs cool. The heels were super thick though and they were clogs so man you could hear me clogging around from a mile away. Thunk. thunk. thunk. I might have been loud, but man was I cool in those shoes.
Crocs. Never understood this fad. How can you not look down at your feet and think, why yes there are the ugliest pair of shoes I have ever owned. Bleck.
This is one fad (still ongoing) I was a fan of but never wanted to fork the big bucks over to buy them. Fuggs all the way for me:
$30 bucks at payless. How could I say no?
Toms. This is another fad I have never fallen into. I personally thing they are butt ugly. Sorry Toms lovers. And I know they are supposed to be doing good things in the worlds, so kudos for that, but their strategy is a little deceiving. Toms doesn't actually give children in Africa a Toms shoe every time you buy one of their shoes, they give them a cheap plastic sandal. I had a friend who had a sister to volunteered in Ethopia for a year and they handed out the "Toms" to the kids. Kinda a let down.
Lastly, the heelys. All I can say is, WHY DID THEY NOT HAVE THESE WHEN I WAS A KID!! Would have been so awesome.
So what about you?? What were your biggest shoe fads??