The 90s are back, baby! This VERY quirky style of footwear is the hottest heel trend in Australia right now
- Australian women are snapping up record numbers of a very quirky style of shoe
- ASOS has sold more than 43,000 pairs of ‘thong sandals’ since March 2021
- The style has taken off in recent months thanks to its relaxed and versatile look
- ‘It girls’ including Kendall Jenner are fans of the ’90s-inspired silhouette
Women are snapping up huge quantities of ‘toe thong sandals’, a quirky combination of strappy heels and beachy flipflops.
Australian fashion website ASOS claims to have sold 43,400 pairs of the style since March, as a growing number of shoppers fall in love with the relaxed and versatile look.
‘It’ girls including Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are fans of the ’90s-inspired minimalistic silhouette, which first returned to catwalks in 2020 and looks set to stay on trend for the foreseeable future.
Black sandals are the most popular colour among online shoppers, according to sales data from ASOS, which is also seeing huge demand for pastel shades such as peach, pink and mint green.
Women are snapping up huge quantities of ‘toe thong sandals’
Australian fashion website ASOS claims to have sold 43,400 pairs of the style (pictured) since March, as a growing number of shoppers fall in love with the relaxed and versatile look
Black sandals (pictured) are the most popular colour among online shoppers, according to sales data from ASOS
The hashtag ‘thong sandals’ is linked to 32,015 photos on Instagram where women are showcasing their style and versatility.
Prices range from $30 for discounted styles from ASOS and Australian label Dazie, all the way to $300 for designer pairs from the likes of By Far and Yeezy.
But for those who can’t justify investing in open-toed heels this winter, Australian stylists have been hard at work sharing their top picks for affordable boots on social media.
Fashion influencer This is Genevieve, who is known for making cheap clothing look like high-end designs, opted for $49.99 block heeled boots from Spendless Shoes.
Canberra fashion blogger This is Genevieve wears the $49.99 ‘Lenora’ boots from Spendless Shoes
The boots (pictured) are available online in black and tan
The Canberra blogger delighted fans with recent outfit photos that included the ‘Lenora’ boots, which are available online in black and tan.
‘Love this look girl!’ one woman replied.
‘Legs 11, love the boots,’ said another, while a third added: ‘This outfit, love those boots especially.’
In response to a flood of direct messages about the perfect winter shoe, celebrity fashion advisor Donny Galella chose four heavily discounted styles from Nine West.
In response to a flood of direct messages about the perfect winter shoe, celebrity fashion advisor Donny Galella chose four heavily discounted styles from Nine West
The Sydney stylist said each pair are comfortable, budget-friendly and versatile enough to go with any outfit.
Donny’s picks, which are all available online from The Iconic, include a pair of stiletto sock boots reduced from $199.95 to $149.95 and black suede block heeled boots marked down from $279.95 to $229.95.
He also recommended a higher pair of black leather ankle boots discounted from $259.95 to $209.95 and practical flat biker boots down from $239.95 to $159.95.