The Shoes Everyone Was Wearing The Year You Were Born

Shoe trends come and go, some are better than other's... We are looking at you UGG boots. So let's take a look at some of the shoe trends over the years and see how we feel about them now.

Get ready for those nostalgic feels because we are taking you on a journey back in time, and you better be ready! 

April 15th, 2021 | Kev
2008: T-Bar Heels

I guess these must have been cool at one point, but not so much now. I don't know about you but we can't be dealing with heels anymore. 

Yay or nay? 


2007: Peep Toe Heels 

Not another heel! 

Yay or nay?

We say nay! 

2006: Folded Down Boots

You deffo paired your folded down boots with your fave skinny jeans, huge belt and classic pink Motorola flip phone. No shade, that's a vibe. 

Yay or nay?


2005: Platform Flats 

Platform flats will have you feeling on top of the fu**ing world! At Koi we are ride-or-die platforms shoes. And we have a huge selection of styles here.

Yay or nay?

10000% YAY

2004: Ugg Boots  

Our exact reaction

Name a more controversial boot, we will wait! 

Yay or nay?

Don't hate us but we say yay! 

2003: Kitten Heels 

2003 was a confusing and weird time and kitten heels are a trend we would much rather forget. 
Yay or nay?

It's a not from me. 

2002: High Top Trainers 

If you own a pair of high top trainers you are officially the most swaggy person on the planet.

Yay or nay?


2001: Strappy Heels 

These heels were everywhere in 2001, but why be so uncomfortable? 

Yay or nay? 

We pick comfort so nay. 

2000: Pointed Toe Boots

Why so pointy? We prefer a round boot and we have plenty of bad a** ankle boot styles to choose from here.

Yay or nay. 


1999: Barely There Heels

Can someone please tell us the point of these?

Yay or nay? 

Nay nay nay.

1998: Metallic Heels 

These are just ugly. I said what I said. 

Yay or nay. 

Do we really have to say? 

1997: Square Toe Boots 

This boot style is coming back and I have to say we are kinda here for it! 

Yay or nay?

Deffo yay.

1996: Loafers 

Loafers have made an iconic comeback and our Koi loafers here are doing the most!  

Yay or nay? 

Hell yay! 

1995: Mary Janes 

Mary Janes all day everyday! We have the wildest collection of Mary Janes shoes here. We have absolutely spoilt you. 

Yay or nay? 


1994: Platform Mules 

As you know anything with a platform is a bit of Koi.

Yay or nay?

Obviously a big yay. 

1993: Combat Boots 

Combat boots add some serious edge to any look. Calling all grunge queens check our our collection of boots here.

Yay or nay?


1992: High Top Converse  

Is anyone else a little over Converse? No just us? 

Yay or nay?

It's gotta be a nay.  

1991: Platform flip flops  

Petition to ban flip flops and anyone who wears them from this planet. 

Yay or nay?

Big fat nay. 

1990: Jelly Sandals 

Just bury me in them. Shop our jelly shoes here they are absolute stunners! 

Yay or nay?

Yay all day!  

1989: Brogues 

Ending on a high note brogues are perfect for any formal occasion. Shop our epic collection here you will be feeling' yourself!

Yay or nay? 


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