Light-Up Shoes Are A Thing Again So You Can Now Relive Your Childhood (Photos)

A little before Game Boys and Pokémon cards took over elementary school classrooms, there were light-up sneakers.

You know, those insanely obnoxious, kind of cool (and clunky) shoes with the multi-colored, flashing lights embedded into the sole. Everyone wanted them, and if you didn't have them, you probably weren't loved.

Regardless, there's good news. If you used to have a pair, there's a big chance you wouldn't pass up the opportunity to wear them in adulthood.

And if you've never had a pair because your parents are jerks, you can buy your own now -- because light-up shoes are back, and they're for adults!

Remember these shoes when you were a little kid? Brings back memories, huh?

Since their disappearance, people have been trying to recreate them in makeshift ways.

 But guess what? They're back now -- for adults!

The news broke when Sam Smith posted the following Instagram video:

It didn't take long before people caught wind, and now the question remains: where does one purchase a pair of light-up shoes?!


The good news is, there are sites dedicated to reintroducing light-up shoes to the adult fashion scene -- like Evolved Footwear.

Evolved Footwear

They come in men's and women's sizes and are priced around $490 at Simulation Shoe.

Simulation Shoe

The cool part? You can charge these shoes up using a USB cord. This pair is going for $50 on Ali Express.

Ali Express

They must be pretty trendy these days if fashion bloggers are wearing them.


Just like everything else in this world, there are basic ones and then there are $300 pairs like the Orphe.

If you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on light up shoes, make your own!

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Citations: Light Up Shoes For Adults Are Here And Theyre Amazing (BuzzFeed)