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Millennial in Shock After Seeing Childhood Fashion Trends Back 2024

Shelli Herrell, viral millennial was delighted to find some platform flip-flops in her local Walmart recently. Herrell didn’t want to keep it a secret, so she instantly posted about the iconic footwear on TikTok.


Does Fashion Truly Repeat Itself?

From claw clips to bucket hats, we’ve seen a resurgence of 2000s fashion trends and iconic hairstyles. But no amount of warning could have prepared this shopper for the classic noughties style that appears to be making a comeback this summer.

Shelli Herrell, 37, couldn’t help but browse the shoe area while shopping at Walmart lately (it would be impolite not to), but there was one particular model that stopped her in her tracks. Among the newer models, Herrell was brought back to the early 2000s when he saw some foam platform sandals, which were once a staple in every millennial’s wardrobe.

Herrell, of Glendale, Arizona, cherished her black and white pair from the past. She explained that they were “the only pair of shoes [she] wore for a year straight.” Well, 2024 just got a whole lot better for Herrell since she can now swagger around in these comfortable sandals and reminisce the good old days.

The Millennial’s Viral Video!

After discovering the platforms at the store, she had to spread the word and posted a video to her TikTok account. The fashion update delighted many, and the video has already received over 2.5 million views and more than 209,800 likes in just a few days.

@shewwsheww Best $13.99 I’ve ever spent …. @Walmart #millennials #00sfashion #00saesthetic #y2kfashion #nostalgia ♬ …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Herrell, the millennial stated, “I’ve been seeing all these trends come back, and I finally went to my local Walmart in the hopes that they would have them in stock.” To my astonishment, they were waiting for me.

“I must admit, there’s something about seeing childhood fashion patterns return that makes me pleased. I believe there is a lot of negativity in the world, and if something as simple as sandals provides you joy, I’m all for it.”

Fashion trends, like the changing seasons, come and go, and it is not uncommon for designers to draw inspiration from the past. Some people enjoy keeping up with the latest trends and often changing their outfit to reflect what’s popular, but not everyone agrees.

Looks Like It Is …


According to a YouGov poll of 2,000 Americans, only 8% follow trends extremely closely, while 23% follow them relatively closely. However, 34% of respondents stated that they do not follow any trends.

Among the most popular designs among Americans, the results revealed that flannel shirts are a fashion staple, with 63 percent liking them. Graphic T-shirts are also a perennial favorite with 59% of respondents. However, drooping pants were strongly criticized by 77 percent of participants.

With over 5,600 comments on the viral TikTok post, many people wanted to share their thoughts on the resurrection of this famous fad. One member of the audience said: “I’m fully convinced they are just pulling everything out of the warehouse from years ago and putting it on the floor.”

Another millennial commented, “I’ve already rolled my ankle four times and I haven’t even bought them yet.”

A third TikTok user made a joke: “My ancient ankles from the 1900s said no.”

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