7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need


If you’re looking to fall in love with a new pair of shoes, you might want to consider looking back through the history of fashion. Throughout recent decades there have been styles that have defined eras. From kitten heels to go-go boots, there are plenty of vintage shoes to rock today. These are seven vintage inspired shoes that are new but will have everyone thinking you are skilled at thrifting.

1. Jelly Sandals

These shoes will be a throwback for anyone who was a child in the 90s’. Even if these vintage inspired shoes may not be that old it doesn’t mean they aren’t a throwback. Instead of wearing literal children’s shoes there are plenty of retailers who sell a more adult version of this shoe we all came to know and love.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

2. Oxfords

Oxfords are timeless for a reason; they compliment nearly every outfit and will always make you look absurdly put together. These vintage inspired shoes should be mandatory in everyone’s wardrobe because they really go with every outfit. Whether you’re more feminine, masculine, casual or propper these shoes will work.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

3. Nike Classic Cortez

You know these shoes are iconic when the poster itself is infamous for that decade. These shoes have stood the test of time. They’re not just #aesthetic goals either- they’re actually comfortable. Nike is a brand that has consistently produced quality shoes that last a long time. Granted they are a bit pricey, but it’s worth it to have a pair that look exactly like Farrah’s. Bonus points if you recreate this photo.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

4. Go-Go Boots

Even if you don’t have disco fever, owning a pair of go-go like boots is a must. If you don’t want to look like you’re wearing a Halloween costume consider going with a pair of vintage inspired shoes that are more modern and subtle. Rather than wearing a pair that go to your knee wear a pair that hit your ankle. You’ll still get the show-stopping effect a pair of actual go-go boots will make without compromising your style.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

5. Chunky Platform Heels

Although they may be intimidating to walk in, a pair of chunky platform heels will make your legs look like they’re a mile long. The base of these shoes will also make them easier to walk in than other heels, and the heels itself is blocky and thick to give you enough support. Also, the heel isn’t that tall, it’s the added height from the platform that will give you the illusion of wearing sky-high heels. Pair them with a miniskirt and you’ll look like you’re ready for your scene in Dazed & Confused.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

6. Peep Toe Heels

These shoes are incredibly chic, classic and comfortable. They may look like something your grandmother would have worn to prom, but there’s no problem in that. These were the shoes that women used to wear on a daily basis. Granted there were much more rigid cultural wardrobe restrictions, but if they were able to walk around in them daily you should be too. These vintage inspired shoes are perfect because they aren’t intimidatingly high and they’re modern enough to make people not even realize they’re a throwback experience. They will go with a variety of outfits and above all make you feel confident and comfortable.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

7. Kitten Heels

These shoes are just a smidge above being a flat. These vintage-inspired shoes are perfect if you’re wanting to spruce up your professional wardrobe. Kitten heels are a style of shoes many people don’t wear anymore, despite how practical they are. If you’re wanting an extra little height without worrying about hurting your ankles and feet at the end of the day, seriously consider investing in a pair.

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Get this look:

7 Vintage Inspired Shoes You Need

Which of these vintage inspired shoes are you ready to add to your wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!

Featured Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/6ZFtDDRW82w
Comments, Questions & Rants

Open