Design through the Decades: The 2000s

Design through the Decades

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?

Kitten Heels
Manolo Blahnik Snakeskin Nausikaba:icon
Manolos were going strong – just at a slightly shorter height! Exclusively at Barneys New York for $865.

Knee-High Boots
Jimmy Choo Gem Leather Knee-High Boots:icon
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.

Gladiator Sandals
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Gladiator Sandal:icon
This is a trend with serious staying power – now we just prefer them knee-high. On Farfetch for $961.90.

Espadrilles
TOMS Umbrella-Stripe Espadrille Slip-On:icon
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.

Flip-Flops
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).

UGGs
UGG Australia Classic Tall Boots:icon
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.

One thought on “Design through the Decades: The 2000s

  1. I love uggs! But I have recently discovered something similar called Bear Paw Boots! As far as I can tell with the Bear Paw boots that I have, they are just as comfortable and made of the same quality sheep skin lining that the ugg boots are made out of! T

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