Fashion Trends and Popular Shoes Worn in the 80s
What's the Inspiration Behind the Fashion Trends of the 80s?
There are some things people remember about the 1980s, and shoes are definitely on that list. The trendy shoes that children and adults wore in the 80s were somewhat different in style than they are now, as many of these designs are back in fashion.
Most of the 80s trends came from watching television shows, commercials, and music videos. If there were famous people on TV that wore high-water pants (Michael Jackson), then it would become a fashion trend. Some people remember "alligator shirts," and some remember the ever-so-popular Jheri curls.
Most people in the 80s got fashion trend ideas and inspiration from TV shows like:
- Different Strokes
- Silver Spoons
- Miami Vice
- Family Ties
- The Facts of Life
Musicians and the Fashion Trends They Made Popular
Music videos also had an effect on the 80s shoe and clothing trends. The music videos and musicians behind these trends were:
- Michael Jackson
- Boy George
- Cindy Lauper
- Jody Watley
- Duran Duran
What Shoes Were Worn in the 80s?
Shoes worn in the 80s were fun to wear—at least children thought so. Some children didn't get to wear all the name brands and had to wear shoes from local grocery stores. Parents in low-income areas had to buy styles that they could afford for the time being, and these shoes were called "bubble yums" by other children. As a child, I'm glad to have owned pairs of LA Gears, Crayons, Jellies, Click-Clacks, Pumas, K-Swiss, Reebok, Lotto's, and other brand name shoes. The 80s shoes bring back good memories for many people of the decade or era.
The Most Popular Shoes of the 80s
- Stacie Adams
- Converse All Stars
- Buster Browns
- Penny Loafers
- Boat shoes
- Karate shoes
- Louis Vuitton
Jellies Were All the Rage in the 80s
Popular Shoe Styles Continued
- LA Gears
- Swede flats
- Leather flats
- Leather hills
- Leather pumps
- Leather sandals
- Dr. Scholls (Click Clacks)
- Tassel Moccasins
- Timberland's men casual wear
Hottest Trends of the 80s
Popular clothing decor
Chunky jewelry and necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, hoop earrings; 14-karat gold
Name brand blue jeans; stoned washed, stretched, bell bottom, and the skinny jean
Snakeskin style, belts, purses, and shoes in many colors
Airbrush designs and snakeskin acrylic nails
80s Fashion Is Seeing a Revival
The fashion trends of the 80s were popular then, and some of the trends are popular today. Many people like many things about the 1980s, and watching TV shows from this era brings back a few memories. It seems many styles come and go, but some may stay like Nike shoes, hoop earrings, boat shoes, and similar token trends of the 80s.
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