While the word "kicks" has long been a nickname for shoes, in the 80s it was used for athletic shoes. And in the 80s, we rocked the athletic shoe. There were colorful high tops.
And colorful canvas shoes.
And the checkered canvas shoes pictured on the cover of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack.
But we had some other cool shoes, as well. I remember having jelly shoes. I think these have been back in style at least once since the 80s.
There were also these cool suede ankle boots that I liked so much, I bought another pair when they came back in style in the 00s.
One of my favorite pairs of shoes was my jazz shoes. They were comfortable and went with the cool patterned pants that were so popular in the mid-80s. They had to be polished constantly, though...which may be why they haven't come back in style yet.
What's the best pair of "kicks" you've ever owned?