Most children of the 90s will relate to a former irrational desire to own a pair of Buffalo trainers. The Spice Girls – who frequently endorsed the toweringly high shoes – sparked a ubiquitous trend for the statement shoes – although rumour has it that Victoria Beckham always hated them.
Well, proof that the 90s fashion renaissance is officially now complete, Buffalo trainers are back – and this time round, they’re being positioned in a high fashion context. As from tomorrow (Friday 24 November), luxury store Browns Fashion will exclusively sell two of Buffalo’s classic styles – and they’ve already attracted a waiting list.
“Buffalos were one of my all-time favourite shoes from the 90s, and I couldn’t be more excited about their return,” said Browns womenswear buying director Ida Petersson. “We’ve had an incredible response from our customers requesting to be added to our waiting list and I’ll definitely be buying both pairs. I’ll be wearing them with either a pair of Ellery black vinyl trousers or with a floaty dress from the likes of Magda B, Vetements or Balenciaga.”
While some may remain dubious about the £155 platform trainers, Petersson says they form part of multiple fashion trends – not least the industry’s current penchant for footwear traditionally seen as ugly, whether Ugg boots or Crocs.
“They fit in perfectly with the ‘club kid’ trend that we’ve seen emerging over the past season and it’s a trend that has only strengthened for spring/summer 2018,” she said. “For someone who has already embraced the ugly sneaker trend, these shoes are next level.”
This article originally appeared on elleuk.com