#TheTwentyTens: The 2010s Shoes That Put Our Best Foot Forward
Life is short, so why wear boring shoes? Apparently, that’s the fashion mantra that people of the 2010s seemed to hold on to.
Wacky shoes were a thing, but so were strangely sophisticated show-stoppers.
Let’s bring you on a journey with the decade’s most defining shoes.
2010 – Ten-inch heels
No-one could revolutionize the shoe world like Lady Gaga and her ten-inch platforms.
2011 – Curved wedges
Please don’t fall! Curved wedges were the shoe trend of 2011. Looks like Lady Gaga’s footwear-related legacy lives on, one year after.
2012 – Wedge sneakers
Most shoe designers thought the existence of wedge sneakers was insufferable because it made the sneakers themselves not functional any more, but hey, we think it looks great (and adds height!)
2013 – Cat loafers
These ameowzing, almost androgynous shoes reigned supreme in 2013.
2014 – “Ugly” shoes
Dubbed as “ugly” shoes, these sandals put comfort first, before style, and that’s a first in the fashion world. 2014 – the year of comfort included pool sliders and Birkenstocks.
2015 – Gladiator sandals
British print media The Telegraph described the fashion world as “slaves” to the almighty gladiator sandals. The Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik collab was particularly significant.
2016 – Chunky sneakers
2017 – Platform crocs
On October 2017, Balenciaga revealed their infamous collection of embellished platform crocs that retails for RM3500.
2018 – Fluffy slides
When supermodel Bella Hadid stepped out in fluffy slides, little did she know the world will never be the same again.
2019 – Clear plastic heels
Kylie Jenner’s clear plastic heels took the internet (and our hearts) by storm. What’s not to love about looking almost au-naturel?