Steve Madden Is Bringing Back Nineties-Style Platform Sandals

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It's no secret that 90s fashion has made a major comeback. Plaid, cargo pants, logo tees, Doc Martens, and other nostalgic styles have made their way from runways to retailers. Now, one of the most iconic items from the 90s is making its way back into stores: platform sandals.

Steve Madden has teamed up with Urban Outfitters, the authority on contemporary 90s-inspired fashion, for an exclusive capsule collection. As part of the collection, the shoe designer is relaunching its iconic chunky sandal. Yes, that sandal. The one you lived in during your middle school days.

Steve Madden first released the Slinky sandal in 1994, and it quickly became one of the brand's most recognizable pieces. Happily, the new iteration is pretty much exactly as we remember it — super clunky soles, thick, stretchy straps, and all.

The only difference is in the price, as the platform sandals now retail for $70. Steve Madden and UO have also relaunched the footwear brand's chunky flip flop sandal, the Comtempo, which will cost you a cool $60. Both are being sold in classic black and new neon colorways.

“Since the very beginning, it's been all about platforms for us,” Steve Madden said in a press release. “We figured now was the best time to reinvent these styles.” What a time to be alive.

The platform sandals are available online exclusively at

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