Shoe Aesthetics

7 Shoes From the ’90s You Forgot You Were Obsessed With

Shoes From the 90s

Fashion trends have a way of going, coming back, leaving, running in circles, returning, and leaving again. Seriously, just looking at the standout fall 2022 shoe trends, you can already find some familiar favorites. (Sky-high platform heels? Heck yes.). So it’s safe to say, if you have a pair of favorite shoes now, store them in the back of your closet instead of throwing them out. Chances are in a decade or two, you’re going to want to wear them again (or your child will want to rock them to school).

As you all already know, y2k and ’90s styles are storming back onto our social feeds. It’s not just dad sneakers and biker shorts anymore, it’s low-rise pants, chokers, and a whole lot more. If you grew up in the ’90s, then you probably definitely wore a handful (IF! NOT! ALL!) of these shoes. Meanwhile, your parents were like, “Why does my daughter insist on wearing clear sandals that always look dingy and offer no arch support?” Times were good, footwear was rubbery, but let’s be glad the internet wasn’t as developed.

Here are 60 of our favorite ’90s shoes that we either wish were coming back or are already returning into our lives. And if you were around in those times, I hope you feel a nice pang of nostalgia as you scroll 

1.Clear Mules

Clear Mules

Mules truly reigned supreme in the ’90s, and thus clear mules were introduced to the world. Did we care that they provided zero comfort? Absolutely not.

2.Fur-Lined Boots

Fur-Lined Boots

If you stepped into school with these bad boys on, you knew you were an It girl. Amazingly enough, forever It girl J.Lo’s shoe brand is bringing them back.

3.Buckled Booties

Buckled Booties

Something about buckled booties had our hearts racing with excitement. Stepping out in one of these just made you feel like you could conquer the world.

4.Nude Pumps

Nude Pumps

Putting these nude pumps on felt like such an adult power move. They were like the most appropriate shoes for literally any “upscale” event.

5.Scrunched Leather Boots

Scrunched Leather Boots

At the time, it felt like no other boots looked as good with jeans as did these. The slouchy fit gave an effortless look to your whole outfit.

6.Coach Loafers

Coach Loafers

Owning a pair of coach loafers was like a status symbol in some circles. These were definitely the shoes you wore to your first interview, and for years on at your first job.

7.Faux-Diamond Strap Heels

Faux-Diamond Strap Heels

When that day finally came for you to shine in a special occasion, be it a Quinceañera, Bat Mitzvah, or any event that called for a dress, these bejeweled sandals were the shoes you slipped on.


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These Are The Most Popular Shoes On Amazon Because They’re So Damn Comfortable

Popular Shoes

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One of my favorite things to embrace whenever the weather changes is fresh footwear — whether I’m headed to the beach, on a walk in the sunshine, or heading out to dinner with friends, I’m always making sure I have the best shoes to get me through, make me look cute, and keep me comfortable.

Even though I’m always looking to expand my collection of footwear, I’m rarely willing to break the bank for any pair. Thankfully, with Amazon I never have to — it has a large selection of different shoe styles all at unbeatable prices. Not only will you not find quality products at prices like these right at your fingertips anywhere else, but you won’t find a customer base as loyal as Amazon’s that provides honest reviews for every pair of shoes you’re perusing. Thanks to these reviews, I’ve been able to pick out the best of the best from Amazon, a.k.a. the comfiest shoes on the market.

Pairs like these comfy cork sandals, these funky Teva sandals, and these monochrome Reeboks have tens of thousands of amazing reviews on Amazon, with people boasting about their comfort and affordability among many other great attributes. Pick up a pair (or a few!) of these great styles and you’ll be set, I promise.


These Canvas Flats Made With Comfy Memory Foam

Love Ballet Flats

Nothing says comfort quite like memory foam, and these canvas loafers from Sketchers are made with memory foam footbeds. Not only will these cushy footbeds help your feet relax on days when you’re out and about, but these cushiony shoes come in nearly two dozen different hues, from classic all-black to trendy olive, so you can express your personal style with ease.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11 (Wide & Regular fits available)
  • Available colors: 22

2.These Cork Sandals That Are Just As Comfier As Pricey Name Brand Shoes

Footbed Sandals

These cork footbed sandals look nearly identical to expensive, name brand sandals, and reviewrs comment that these lightweight shoes are just as comfy as $120-plus pairs — if not more so. They have genuine suede insoles that perfectly contour your foot after wear and adjustable straps that you can play with depending on how wide or narrow your feet are.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 13 (Wide & Regular fits available)
  • Available colors/prints: 24

3.These Lightweight Sneaks That Support You Through All Of Your Physical Activities

Alicegana Lightweight Athletic Sneakers

You actually don’t have to spend a ton on gym sneakers — grab a pair of these lightweight tennis shoes instead. With a breathable construction, slip-resistant sole, and super plush memory foam insole, these sneakers will get you through tough workouts, long strolls, and fast-paced runs with ease.

  • Available sizes: 4 — 13.5
  • Available colors: 7

4.A Pair Of Sporty Sandals That Have Built-In Arch Support

CIOR Sport Sandals

If your style lies on the sportier side of the spectrum, you’ll love this sandal option. With a textured foot bed that prevents slipping and sliding, ample arch support, and a soft, cushy structure that prevents any chafing, this pair of sandals will get you through all of your favorite activities without any complaints.

  • Available sizes: 6 — 11
  • Available styles: 23

5.These Everyday Canvas Sneakers That You Can Throw In The Wash

canvas sneakers

These canvas sneakers are truly classic shoes that are perfect for any everyday, casual outfit. They’ll add a rockstar edge to sundresses and denim alike. No need to worry about getting these kicks dirty — you can even throw them in the washer if they get dirty from constant wear, because the canvas material is extremely durable.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11
  • Available styles: 22

6.These Chic Espadrilles That Dress Up Any Outfit

Soda Open Toe Espadrille Sandals

These open toe espadrilles are perfect for a day or night out on the town in the warm weather, and come with everything you’ll need to feel comfy while you walk, including an adjustable ankle strap and a sturdy structure. With a platform of 1 1/4 inches, these shoes give you a little lift while still being easy to walk in.

  • Available sizes: 5.5 — 11
  • Available styles: 46

7.These Waterproof Sandals With Built-In Arch Support

MEGNYA Walking Sandals

You’ll want these supportive walking sandals to help you look cute and feel comfortable at the same time. With a unique strappy design and made to be 100% waterproof and slide-proof, these sandals will be the perfect accessory to any beachside, poolside, or other outdoor adventure — yes, even hiking.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12
  • Available styles: 21


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Choosing The Right Running Shoes

Are you buying a new pair of running shoes? Is your old pair all worn-out and needs to replaced? These days, searching for the right pair can be a hassle. Back in the day, things were quite simpler. When we were kids, we had shoes that went with everything: from cycling to climbing trees and from running to soccer.

Now there are special sports shoes for every possible activity and countless varieties to choose from. So how do you know which running shoes are right for you?

Think about what type of athlete are you

The best first step in finding the right pair of shoes for running is to know exactly how you will use them. Are you a jogging type of athlete, or do you like fast pace running or even sprinting? Do you run 2-3 km at a time or 8-10 km? Do you run on the asphalt, on tartan, or on a gym treadmill? The so called treaded sole shoes are more suitable for rough terrain such as dirt or even cross country treks. Shoes with flatter soles are more suitable for flat terrain or running on the treadmill.

Identify your running style

It is important to identify the part of the shoe that first comes into contact with the ground when you are running. Are you a runner who touches the heel first? Are you actually touching the outside of the tread? Or do you push more with the front part of your foot (just behind the toes)? Once you understand this, choose those athletic shoes that have an extra lining and/or “cushion” at that point.

Function over fashion

Sometimes, just like with books, you shouldn’t judge shoes by the their appearance. While this is a major factor most of the time, looks can be deceiving. For instance, people tend to prefer a shoe that is satisfying and pleasing to their aesthetic to a shoe that provides better cushioning or is built from better materials. Keep this in mind, because you might end up with a cool looking pair of shoes that you can’t use.

Types of Running Shoes

Finally, these are the basic types of running shoes followed by a quick description so you can choose according to your needs.

Neutral shoes: These are suitable for most runners, as they are neutral and can work for runners that mildly pronate. They are also suitable for runners that tend to roll their foot outwards. They’re often equipped with shock absorption technologies and some arch support. Shoes that are equipped with upper cushioning provide up to 50% of additional cushioning more than ordinary shoes.

Stability shoesThey provide some extra arch support due to their reinforced side of midsole. These are prefered by runners that tend to overpronate when running and that is why they are reinforced in the arch area.

Motion control shoes: These shoes are intended to be worn by runners that heavily overpronate. With their stiffer heels and straight last design, they are best for runners that need to minimize the effects of overpronated running.

Barefoot shoesWhile many runners like the feeling of running bare-foot, you should considered the main negative aspect of this choice. That would be the minimal protection from the ground. With these shoes, you are definitely going to feel every small rock that you might step onto. They usually have no cushion in the heel whatsoever and the layer between the shoe and the ground does not exceed 4mm. They also have zero drop from heel to toe

Minimalist shoes: Built with the bare minimum of materials, these shoes are superlight. They have little to no arch support and the heel drop of 4-8mm is ideal for a natural running style. The main negative aspect of these shoes is that they are quick to wear out.

Last thing to remember

Remember, always try your shoes on before making your purchase. This doesn’t just mean to put them on, but try, as much as possible, to imitate the type of movements you’ll have while wearing them. But that’s not all! If you wear any special orthotics or footbeds, bring them along with you when you go shopping.

Hopefully these tips might give you some insight. We wish you a lot of success on your running adventures!

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The Best Stores To Buy Aesthetic Dark Academia Shoes

The Mood Guide celebrates women’s moods and versatility. Even though we may earn a commission from some of your purchases, we encourage you to shop with the right intention. Focusing your energy on what you feel confident and comfortable in is empowering! 

The dark academia aesthetic is synesthetic. The classic music, the smell of coffee combined with old book pages, and the quiet moody corner of the library. It transports us to an idyllic past before the digital era. As the last generation born before the internet, I understand why dreaming of living in Hogwarts is so appealing to Gen Z and Millenials. If you incorporated the vintage bookworm outfits into your life or you’re building it make sure you have some good loafers, chunky mary janes, and Converse. So, in this post, I made a thorough selection of stores and brands where you can find the best dark academia shoes to create your own aesthetic.

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Dark Academia Shoes

Charles & Keith have so many options for Mary Jane and loafers shoes that is almost impossible not to find one that you love. They are modern, cute, and there is one for every occasion, from flats to platforms and heels. And if you want Mary Jane for kids, you’re in for a treat!

Dark Academia Shoes

This is the store if you want high-quality, dressed-up, comfortable, leather cottagecore shoes for every occasion. From bridal and wedding guests to work, they have the sweetest and most romantic flats, oxfords, heels, mules, sneakers, and boots. It’s a wonderful way to keep the cottagecore lifestyle after summer is over.

Quiero June is a female-owned small business from Argentina. She designs timeless cute shoes that are handcrafted by experienced artisans. People will stop you to ask where you got your shoes.

Quiero June

Dr. Martens

Koi Footwear, vegan Mary Jane heeled shoes

vegan Mary Jane heeled shoes

Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens is a classic and a major go-to brand for Dark Academia enthusiasts. They have top-notch quality boots, oxfords, and loafers perfect for the bookworm look.

Dark Academia

Mosshe: women’s leather shoes and Mary Janes

Besides lovely Mary Jane, Mosshe has sandals, boots, pumps, oxfords, and cute flats in leather, all with a simple and vintage aesthetic. In addition to their beautiful options of listed shoes, you can talk to them about customizations. The shoes are made in China.

women leather shoes and Mary Janes on Etsy

There are many models of Converse and they are all cool. However, to define a solid Dark Academia aesthetic, go for the vintage Chuck Taylors in neutral colors. Can’t go wrong.


I get a 10/10 fall mood from the Dark Academia aesthetic, particularly the dark shoes with socks. What about you? Do you feel less drawn into the Dark Academia during summer or no matter what comes your way, you’ll find your way into a cozy dark library corner?


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7 Stylish Women’s Shoes to Upgrade Your Closet from Amazon Deal of the Day

Women Shoes

Slip your feet into a wide range of aesthetic and comfortable shoes that require minimal care, from Amazon Deal of the Day. It’s time to upgrade your closet.

7 Stylish Women’s Shoes to Upgrade Your Closet from Amazon Deal of the Day

Finding the perfect pair of shoes that is both stylish and comfortable is a tedious task right? Especially if you are looking for a daily wear shoe or a shoe for athletic purposes, you need to keep a lot of things in mind like the sole, color, and durability. Keeping that in mind we have curated a list of shoes that can be your daily wear as well as your sportswear and give you utmost comfort. Check these shoes from Amazon Deal of the Day that you can buy at discounted prices.

1.DLGJPA Women’s Quick Drying Water Shoes

DLGJPA Women Quick Drying Water Shoes

If you are someone who does a lot of water sports or goes to the beach a lot, this walking shoe is for you. It has a top quality anti-slip rubber sole that provides excellent grip and makes walking in it comfortable. This shoe’s full-cover design coats your feet well and protects your toe from getting stubbed. The outer material of this walking shoe is made of open mesh that facilitates good ventilation and helps the shoe to dry up easily. The pull tap around the heel allows you to wear and remove this shoe easily. You can use these shoes while sailing, boating, cycling etc.

2. TIOSEBON Women’s Slip-on Walking Shoes

TIOSEBON Women Slip-on Walking Shoes

This casual pair of shoes has an ergonomic design that fits perfectly on your feet. It is ultra-lightweight and can be carried easily in your luggage. It fits your feet like a sock so there is no chance of this shoe falling off or getting loose. The insole of this shoe is made of memory foam that helps in absorbing any kind of impact or force that you may come across while walking. The outer material of this shoe is made of breathable mesh and it is water resistant and has high elasticity.

3. INZCOU Running Shoes

INZCOU Running Shoes

The gorgeous red color of this shoe will surely turn heads when you wear it to your morning or evening run. Made with lightweight and breathable polyester material, this shoe is so tightly knit that it forms a 3-dimensional upper surface and hugs your ankle completely. The sole is made of MD (a version of phylon material) which is anti-skid, water resistant, and elastic. The inner material that is in contact with your skin is very much skin-friendly and reduces foot friction to prevent blisters.

4. STQ Slip On Breathe Mesh Walking Shoes

STQ Slip On Breathe Mesh Walking Shoes

Who says sneakers can’t give you elevation? This fashionable sneaker from STQ has a stylish wedge for you. Wearing this shoe is super easy as it has a slip on design with elastic cuffs. If you are someone who is outdoors for a long time this shoe is for you. The sole of this shoe is slip resistant, lightweight and has an elastic air cushion in the form of a wedge. The insole is made of memory foam that helps in ventilation and prevents your feet from stinking.

5. Reebok Women’s Club C Sneaker

Reebok Women Club C Sneaker

Who can question the quality of Reebok, right? This casual sneaker for women from Reebok is your foot’s partner for everyday use. This shoe is made of 100% soft leather and a premium quality rubber sole that can bear abrasion for a longer time. This shoe has a die-cut EVA midsole that provides extra support to your feet if you are running or dancing. The USP of Reebok shoes is that they are no-nonsense, they deliver what they claim, and they produce extremely durable shoes.

6. Women’s Ankle Boots Slip on

Ankle Boots Slip on

Time to add some style to your footwear collection with these elegant mid-heel ankle boots. Made with environment-friendly faux leather, these boots are suitable for all seasons especially winters and can be paired up with skirts, shorts as well as denims. The pointed toe design gives your feet a stylish shape, the stacked medium-sized heel gives a sturdy elevation and the back zip makes sure it does not fall off your feet. These easy-to-wear boots give you the feel of a cowgirl and you can even cycle or ride a bike in them.

7. GSLMOLN Women’s Walking Shoes

GSLMOLN Women Walking Shoes

If you are someone who likes to make a statement with their style or want to change their style to quirky, this shoe is for you. These bright yellow fashionable sneakers have a premium quality hollow blade sole that offers maximum durability and gives you the feel of walking on clouds. The outer material is made of breathable mesh that is lightweight, water resistant, wash resistant, and comfortable. Run, jump around, or glide in these shoes and stand out from the crowd.

Just buying a premium quality shoe is not enough, taking care of it is equally important. Make sure to alternate your shoes every now and then so that one pair does not wear out much. Also, wash and deodorize your shoes after using them twice or thrice so that it does not stink and cause fungal infection on your feet. Grab these exciting deals from Amazon Deal of the Day.

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