Nostalgia has hit a nerve this summer in fashion, and now it’s bringing flip flop heels back into style.
While the ’90s had its fair share of sandal platforms, these thong high heels we are seeing have a much slimmer profile complete with a thin heel and straps. Reminiscent of the early 2000s, the shoe is bringing back the contentious style into the spotlight.
Several designers have tapped into the trend, including Gianvito Rossi and Yeezy, who featured the style in their spring 2019 shows. This fashion-faux pas style also arrives while the element of “camp,” is trending thanks to this year’s exhibit and gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute based on Susan Sontag’s essay “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
It’s safe to say that Sontag would group flip flop heels of the early 2000s as camp because, as she implies in her essay, it’s so good because it’s awful.
Here are seven flip flop heels you can indulge in this summer.
1. Aquarela Jelly Flip Flops Sandals
With throwback styles coming in hot, jelly sandals are a must this summer. These fun florescent flip flop heels are a fun way to pack some color while pulling off a major trend this season.
2. Jeffery Campbell Goalie Sport Slide Sandal
Jeffery Campbell does it again by taking a throwback style and throwing in a modern take. With the sporty silhouette of a flip-flop and the definition of a glossy sculpted heel, the Goalie Sport Slide is a sleek summer choice.
3. Yeezy Season 8 Terry Cloth Wedge Thong Sandal
4. Jeffery Campbell Brink Slide Sandal
Complete the Canadian tuxedo and monochrome trend with these Jeffery Campbell Slides. The denim shoe is yet another that hits a nostalgic nerve but has a sculpted heel that elevates it to modern heights.
5. Pelle Moda Effi4 Sandal
This cork sandal is a great option for a slip-on shoe for the summer. The sleek style and natural color combo also allows one to pull off the beige craze that’s coming in hot.
6. Jeffery Campbell One Slide Sandal
Be the ultimate trendsetter with a flip flop heel that’s tie-dye. Since last summer, tie-dye has taken over, making this an easy addition to your closet.
7. Calvin Klein Monty Thong Sandal
The Calvin Klein Monty thong sandal is your little black shoe for the summer. The trendy sling-back also makes it a practical shoe for exploring new places or everyday bouts.
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