Those Steve Madden Slide-Ins We All Had: Throwback Thursday
There was a time when clogs and slide-in shoes were all the rage. Were we just too lazy to buckle shoes? Were flip flops just too invasive to our toes? I don’t know why these got so popular but they totally did and when I saw the picture below, I cackled from my spirit. The memories of the many tacky alphets that accompanied these came flooding back and I shook my head. Good times.
Get into the platform because we need extra height without feeling like we’re wearing heels. But that black bandage across the top, though? HA! You’d wear this in the summer and your feet would be sweating because it was made of unbreathable rubber and it wrapped around your feet like a band-aid.
Let you not put on lotion good enough. Your entire big toe would be blistered at the end of a day of walking around at the Taste of Chicago in these. And if you had on too much lotion, you’d be slipping and sliding like a fool. And the tan that came from it? HILARITY!
How could your feet be so hot and breezy at the same gahtdamb time? Everyone’s aunty owned these. She’d wear them with the floral flowy floor-length dresses that buttoned from neck to ankle. You know good and damb well what dressed I’m talmbout too.
Steve Madden sold the heck out these open-toed mules! And there were a bunch of knock offs, of course. Chile… there were at least 5 pairs in my house alone.
Do y’all remember these shoes? Did you own a pair? You can admit it here. We’re family. No judgment.