The ‘00s brought us leggings, the revival of skinny jeans, MK & A’s hobo look (and The Row), Stella McCartney’s environmentally-friendly fashions, and oh yeah, a new millennium! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we began wearing shoes that were…comfortable (I couldn’t bring myself to list a certain foam clog that’s since grown so shockingly common – you know what I’m talking about, though). It hasn’t been too long, yet some of these styles are still in and some are very, very out. Which are you sporting today?
Jimmy Choo Gem Leather Knee-High Boots: Speaking of which, knee-high boots (particularly of the heeled, pointed-toed variety) surged in popularity. They were a relatively comfy way to get some height, allowing you to run around all day at work without switching to flats. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $995.
TOMS Umbrella-Stripe Espadrille Slip-On: Whether for a beachy vaca or just the average day running errands, everyone loved espadrilles, especially TOMS. The company donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for each one you buy! At Neiman Marcus for $54.
Havaianas Slim Flip-Flops: Suddenly, flip-flops were no longer reserved for the beach. You’d see them paired with skinny jeans and even mini skirts. On Zappos for $23.99 (from $26).
UGG Australia Classic Tall Boots: Ugh, indeed! I’m sorry to include these, but the fact of the matter is that you could rarely walk down the street without encountering someone wearing them (even in 95 degree heat!). At Bloomingdale’s for $195.