Over the last couple of years, we have seen a rise in old-school fashions making a huge comeback. One of the most famous styles is 90s fashion such as mom jeans, super crop top, and scrunchies. Aside from the 90’s fashion, a huge style that is back is moon boots which were created in the early ’70s. These chunky snow boots were created to be waterproof and thick soles for snowy and winter days.
Aside from being for the winter, people everywhere especially celebrities wear them regularly. Celebrities such as Paris Hilton love moon boots and wear them just to make a fashion statement. These boots were inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing and have been taking over the fashion industry right now. This brings up the question, why are moon boots back? and are they here to stay?
The History of Moon Boots
Moon boots were created in 1969 when Giancarlo Zanatta was inspired by the moon landing and astronaut’s fashions. He is the original designer of the moon boots where you can buy them in different styles and looks. Since their launch, they have been a huge part of fashion and especially in the early 2000s. Moon boots are also showcased in the Louvre in 2000 as one of the 100 most iconic items in the 20th century.
People love moon boots because they keep your feet warm from harsh weather conditions. During its first launch, they were a hit and have sold over 45 million boots and still are considered the world’s favorite après-ski boot. Designers like Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior show their version of snow boots in fashion shows. Due to this in the early 2000s, it was considered a fashionable shoe and became a more famous shoe in the fashion world.
Following their takeover of the fashion world, they later collaborated with Jimmy Choo, Moncler, Yves Salomon, and Jeremy Scott.
The Rise of Celebrities in Moon Boots
One of the reasons why moon boots continue to be famous over 50 years later is because of celebrities. No matter the decade or time, celebrities always have an influence on fashion and the way consumers shop. When a celebrity wears a certain outfit or style, many of their fans go out and buy it no matter if it’s their style or not. Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey, and more wear moon boots.
Paris Hilton in the early 2000s famously wore her pink and baby blue moon boots in many places.
Why Are They Back?
Now that we know more about the shoes we can’t help but ask, why are they back? Obviously, one reason is because of celebrity influence, but celebrities aren’t the only reason. One of the big reasons is because of the return of early 2000s fashion and as we learned these boots were huge back then. Fashion seems to be going backward and everyone wants to repeat fashions from their favorite TBT shows.
Also, at the moment many influencers are contributing to the rise too aside from celebrities. Influencers are taking over especially Tik Tok stars and people are paying attention to what they wear and their styles. The brand reports a 100 percent increase in sales from 2017 to 2018 in the UK and influencers could be helping.
How To Wear Them
Now that we know a little more about these very thick and chunky shoes, let’s learn how to wear them. One thing to keep in mind is that these shoes might not be your cup of tea so really think about it before buying. You can shop them on the company website or you can check out different designers or stores that have their own versions. When shopping for these throwback shoes they start at $130 on the companies website, but other brands might sell cheaper.
When it comes to wearing them, there are different fun ways to style them. One way is by rocking them with a matching thick, bubble coat to maintain that winter fashion this year. Also, you can wear it when you go skiing with your skiing outfit for the photos on top of the mountains with a matching furry hat. No matter how you style them, one thing that you know will happen is your feet will be warm.
Everything from the past within fashion continues to come back and we only wonder what will be the next trend to return? Will you purchase moon boots this year?