With the past few seasons throwing nostalgia in our faces, we’ve gotten used to the once-controversial shoe trends like the dad sneaker and the toe loop sandal re-emerging in the spotlight. But there’s one more trend that’s making a very unexpected return and we don’t know how to feel about it. Enter the thong heel sandal — a.k.a. flip flop heels. A major throwback from the ‘90s, this trend has been revived by brands like Balenciaga and Yeezy, elevating the very basic rubber flip flops.
Recently, Kim Kardashian was seen bravely wearing the trend out in Los Angeles. Although we’re a little bit confused by this trend, we’re giving Kardashian style points for pairing a high-slit snake print skirt, a clutch to match, a high-neckline tank and a pair of barely-there thong heels.
Nobody can deny the ugly-trendsetting power of the 38-year old. After all, she helped make biker shorts a fashion staple. So don’t be surprised if you see flip flops beyond the beach.
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