Fashion, as typified by these Teva flatforms, at the moment is taking lots of inspiration from underground cultural movements centered around hardcore (now also referred to as grunge and punk), hip hop and club music, all of which were at the height of their artfulness in the ’90s. All of these movements to varying degrees celebrated inclusion and blurring of lines, which translated to fashion themed around more unisex looks.
Fifteen or more years later, many of those values have been embraced by the masses, thanks in part to nothing more than a swinging of the pendulum and the mathematics of influence, but also the world wide web, and at least in the United States, the first black president and the reversal of suburban exodus.
As is the case when trends come back around, the new generation tends to mix and mash, taking the parts they like from each movement and gluing them all together with varying degrees of success. Usually the originators tend to ignore the interpretations so it’s fascinating to see that active outdoor brand Teva has chosen not to be left out of the trend that marries ’90s outdoor comfort with club kid platforms.
These shoes were shot at Magic in Las Vegas so these gold and silver ones appear not to be at retail yet, but there are a bunch of different colors now available on Teva.com.