SPICE UP YOUR LIFE WITH THE NEW KICKERS FOOTWEAR COLLECTION
Many years ago, I yearned for a pair of Kickers - the iconic, statement shoe of the 90s that was seen on many a celebrity. My desperate pleas were snubbed by my parents and instead I was presented a vintage pair of floral print Doc Martins that belonged to my mum in the 80s. I didn’t complain, but made a vow to myself that someday, I would buy my very own pair of Kickers.
For better or worse, the 90s fashion era seems to have returned and I am frequently spotting bucket hats, Kappa trackies, crop tops and bubble bags. Miu Miu, Emilia Wickstead and Burberry are among luxury brands profiting from the revival, whilst much-loved 90s film nights are popping up across the city. Love Island stars are slathering themselves glitter, wearing high cut neon swimsuits and ‘space buns’, whilst high street shops are bringing back the entire wardrobe of Clueless star, Cher Herowitz. Although I am not about to go out in a crop top with a plastisol daisy on the front, I do seem to be sporting a Monica-from-Friends bob and have fully embraced the 90s nude lipstick trend.
A few weeks ago, I was scouring the internet for summer style inspiration, when I came across the new 90s edit by Kickers on Pinterest. Assuming the heavenly pair of pastel pink boots were vintage and unattainable, I tilted my head to one side, exhaling dreamily as I envisioned myself pairing them with some washed denim jeans. To my amazement, the click-through link bought me to the Kickers online store, where I discovered that the collection was current and very much available.
This is the second range of Kickers 90’s edit, proving that dedication to the decade is standing strong. The collection, as seen on the Hadid sisters, launched in April, and has successfully celebrated the brand’s unique heritage, capturing the spirit of the 90’s through chunky platforms, pastels and patents, colourful eyelets and metallics.
I have been wearing the Women's Kick Hi Platform in pastel pink (£95), stunning lace up Kick His with a chunky platform sole (perfect for a 3.5cm, comfortable height boost - i’m only 5ft 1!), leather uppers, tonal stitching, Kickers branded metal eyelets and a detachable fleurette. A padded footbed offers extra comfort and support for those days where you find yourself racing around the city, whilst a rubber EVA sole adds extra durability - could I be passing these down to my own daughter someday?
When I am working in the city and darting between meetings, I can rack up over 15,000 steps per day, according to my iPhone. The Kickers Kick Hi Platforms have made my days a lot less painful, as they’re both comfortable and stylish, easily paired with dresses and trousers. The full range are now available exclusively on Kickers.co.uk and at select London retailers (Kick Lo platform £90 & Kick Hi platform £95).