For quite some time, we spent our days cooped up inside our homes, putting our beloved pairs of footwear on a temporary hiatus. But now that restrictions have started to ease, the possibility of strutting in our most stylish shoes is becoming a reality for many of us ~again~. In recent years, however, trends in footwear have continuously evolved, with some pieces previously considered passé becoming a viral-worthy closet necessity again. If you want to update your footwear collection, here are a few noteworthy pieces that are making a stylish comeback in the fashion scene:
As the habit of incorporating your parents’ old clothing items into more modern OOTDs becomes a sartorial trend, the classic grandpa sandals also get a stylish update. What once was touted as “ugly” shoes now has a cult following even in the most stylish female fashionistas. This particular pair comes in the prettiest colors, too!
Cora and Bear Moon Sandals in Sea Green, P2,150, coraandbear.com
News flash: Crocs are cool again, and it’s becoming a go-to pair for those who want to stay comfy and still make a statement through their shoes (Case in point: Top K-pop idols like BLACKPINK's Jisoo and NCT's Mark have been spotted with their own customized pairs). The classic footwear now comes in various stylish iterations like wedges, platforms, and open-toed slides to match the fast-evolving outfit trends of Gen Z fashion. Plus points for the perk of customizing your own pair with the cutest jibbitz charms!
Crocs Classic Solarized Clog in Black Multi, P3,495, Available at Crocs Bonifacio High Street
Now that summer is just around the corner, a trusty pair of flip-flops is a beach must-have. These days, the usual pair of tsinelas comes in a more ~aesthetic~ and Instagram-friendly look, making it ideal for a laid-back but stylish 'fit. This pair from Sebastian & Savannah looks extra comfy with its padded straps.
Sebastian & Savannah Tilda Slips, P1,120, sebastianandsavannah.com
Platform sandals had their glory days in the '90s until they were quietly overtaken by sleeker, less attention-grabbing styles of footwear. Good news for '90s kids and fashion enthusiasts, though: The iconic shoe style is sliding its way back into everyone's wardrobes. On top of adding a nostalgic vibe to your 'fits, platform sandals also provide a chic solution for those who want a few extra inches of height. This pair of platform sandals is ideal for future beach walks (FYI, it's also made using sustainable materials).
Annie and Lori Sako Platform, P3,395, annieandlori.com