9 Flatforms Like The Steve Madden Slinky Sandals

Nostalgic shoes are having a major moment, and one style that pretty much defined your '90s ~lewk~ is officially back. Remember that pair of stretchy black flatforms that went with basically anything? Yes, I'm talking about the Steve Madden Slinky Platform Sandals.

It seemed like there was no wrong time to wear this versatile statement piece. Dress them up! Dress them down! No 10-year-old's capsule wardrobe was complete without a pair. That is, until around the turn of the century, when it seemed like every time was the wrong time to wear them.

Sadly, the Steve Madden Slinky sandals died off with the rest of the good old days — or so we thought. Steve Madden is bringing back the style, much to the excitement of '90s girls everywhere.

The throwback shoe's comeback is, granted, a little divisive —there are some things that should stay firmly in the '90s (see: uncomfortable blow-up furniture, Furbies). If you're on the fence about the Slinky revival, there are some similar styles feel a little more modern so you can get in on the trend without going all the way back.

If the OG version isn't quite your aesthetic these days (understandable, considering it's been a couple decades), here are nine other picks to choose from.

1. Shellys London Kora Platform Slide

Shellys London Kora Platform Slide, $99, Nordstrom

Similar to the Steve Madden Slinky sandals, these come in a stretchy black version, but how groovy is this holographic strap?

2. Steve Madden Harlow Sandal

Steve Madden Harlow Sandal, $80, Steve Madden

If you want to stick within the brand (and give yourself a serious height challenge), this velvet pair takes inspiration from the original favorite.

3. J/Slides Alura Grey Leather Sandal

J/Slides Alura Grey Leather Sandal, $99, J/Slides

These pale grey slip-ons are the perfect summer basic.

4. Jeffrey Campbell Lucky Me Platform Slide

Jeffrey Campbell Lucky Me Platform Slide, $45, Urban Outfitters

If you're after something a little more extra, these fur slides make a big statement.

5. Linea Paolo Valley Platform Mule

Linea Paolo Valley Platform Mule, $100, Nordstrom

With a more mature look, these are like the Steve Madden Slinky sandal all grown up.

6. ASH Scream Nude Sandal

ASH Scream Nude Sandal, $80, ASH

These have summer ice cream cone vibes all over them, if you ask me.

7. Seychelles Coast Knotted Slide Sandal

Seychelles Coast Knotted Slide Sandal, $85, Nordstrom

With three neutrals in one shoe, these sandals go with just about anything.

8. Sixtyseven Flatform Slide Flat Sandal

Sixtyseven Flatform Slide Flat Sandal, $28, ASOS

These fun but simple sandals make the perfect elevated basic.

9. Natty Platform Espadrille

Natty Platform Espadrille, $90, Sam Edelman

Beachy espadrilles meet edgy flatforms in this pair of slides.

And, of course, if all this has inspired you to go for the real thing, look no further.

Steve Madden Slinky Platform Sandal

Slinky Platform Sandal, $70, Steve Madden

These bad boys are available for pre-order now, and expected to ship in early July.