This past year the square toe, heeled flip flop swept the nation. There are endless amounts of companies that began producing this trend, however, I can’t seem to fully get behind it. In some cases, yes it does look chic. For example, this heel from a niche Australian brand named Nakedvice is everything. Jen Caballos, also known as endlesslyloveclub on Instagram, effortlessly sports their The Winston Heel.
This shoe is unique to the average square-toed flip flop crowding department stores. It has a distinctive flair to this tired trend. The toe of the shoe is cut in a bit; therefore, it creates this softer shape to your foot instead of an incredibly wide, fat shape. It also takes a spin on the classic thong style with a single thick strap that covers more than half the top of your foot. The heel is the cherry on top. It is an eccentric, small heel that coincides with these witchy boots we have been seeing lately. Obsessed. So, as I said. Some of them can be amazing. However, most of them are not.
The flatform flip flop was major in the late 90s and early 2000s. I remember owning a couple of own pairs when I was wearing a size 10 in kids. My mom also had this incredible pair back in the day that I would wear around the house constantly. As the early 2000s are slowly making their way back into our lives through low waist jeans, square toe everything, and wacky highlights, I would say it’s the perfect time for these platform friends to come back. They made a small appearance last year from a Steve Madden and Urban Outfitters collaboration, but I am feeling a strong comeback this summer. Although I completely stan this history repeating itself moment, let’s not bring it back to the red carpet. I love you Gwen, but we can leave this with your most historic fashion look in 1998.