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Solestruck, the online shoe emporium and general keeper of the virtual street-wear obsessive flame, had a dream, one that many of us have had before and one that can be realized in all its rubberized glory. That dream, if you will, is the Spice Girl shoe: a graphic sneakerized vision that gives you at least four inches in height.
The store headed over to Spain to find the original purveyors of the '90s sneaker, a company that is now involved in European fast fashion. Yet, it still has its archives intact. Solestruck has brought back a handful of wild styles for both men and women (sadly, some of our favorite kicks are for the boys), and they're chock-full of serious '90s nostalgia. These might not be your everyday shoe (or maybe they are?), but no one can deny that these throwbacks certainly look fun.
Growing up, I was extremely conscious of the fact that my thick legs didn’t resemble the pin-thin limbs of my classmates. “Blessed” with my mother’s genetics, I had muscularly fatty thighs and bulging calves that my ancestors would have been thrilled to own, but I abhorred. Add to that a fleshy stomach that never read
Alexis Lloyd brings up a solid point with the unveiling of an archival tool she developed for The New York Times: "News publishing is an inherently ephemeral act." The tool itself is called Chronicle and it traces the usage of virtually any word or phrase one enters, as it appeared throughout the Times' now 162-year-old read