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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Shoes
When it was popular: 1981
Description: High heeled "wooden" slide, with leather part over toe. Silver "studs" held leather piece onto sides of shoe.
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Elle - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
These were popular in the late 90s as well, I remember having several pairs very similar to the ones in the photograph.
kayla - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
i luv those shoes
edi - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had several pairs of them over the years and I wish I could still find shoes like them. Nothing else has ever looked as good on my legs and feet.
val - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
candies have always been popular the BP shoe department carried them when I worked there. They were always cute and inexpensive no more then $100.
Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
This photo looks like Candies from NOW purchased at Kohl's. Eww. The original Candies described above did not look like that at all.
Holly - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Aaaaah, I loved the Candie's slides popular in the late 70's and thru the mid-80's. Just a wooden high heeled sandal with a leather vamp. Simple and so sexy. I wore a mauve-colored pair to my 8th grade prom.
sdianah - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
The kind similar to the ones Olivia Newton John had on in the last 10 minutes of Grease is what comes to mind from reading the description. I also remember my first grade teacher having a pair of wooden wedges with 2 criss-crossed straps over the toe. I best remember the kid version. They had wooden 1" curved soles with a rubber bottom to prevent falling. They had 2 thin canvas ankle straps that criss-crossed in the back and buckled in the front. They made a nice clicking sound that drew its wearer lots of attention. The toe piece had "Candies" printed on it. This piece was so rigid, that unless you had narrow feet, it hurt to wear them with the ankle straps. Such was true for the girl down the street who had a navy blue pair. She wore them like flip flops and tied the straps down to try to prevent from walking on them. She was trying to look cute, but I know her feet hurt.
CandieLover - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
There is nothing sexier than a woman walking in a pair of Candie's slides. Hearing the sound of one heel clicking on the grouns while the other slaps against the bottom of her foot, while watching it all, is the ultimate turn on. Any way a woman wears her Candie's is sexy. She may wear them with a skirt and pantyhose, or she may wear them with a pair of tight jeans, showing off her sexy feet adorned with a hot red toenail polish, toe rings, and a sexy ankle bracelet. These are hottest shoes ever. Girls, if you still own the older style, wear them. If not, buy a pair of the newer Candie's slides, and check out the looks you'll get. Candie's...SWEET!
TRACI SOUTHALL - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Where I lived (Dallas), Candie's shoes were popular for just one season: Fall of '78, when the slides hit big. I remember teachers and administrators warning students that the shoes were potentially dangerous since they had a high heel but no back strap to keep you from twisting your ankle. Girls wore them that year with the new cigarette-leg designer jeans rolled up to the ankle to show them off. On top, they'd wear and oversized blouse, men's shirt, or tunic puffing out over a rope-cord belt or a flexible metal belt. "Frizzed" hair was popular about the same time. Girls would sleep with their wet hair in braids and then undo them in the morning and blow dry them for a sort of pre-Raphaelite, disco look, accented with those random ponytails like Suzanne Sommers wore on "Three's Company."
Lizzy - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Candies came out when I first was in high school. I got a pair of red ones,very simple slides,loved them,wore to death.I have been wearing slides ever since.Best style of heels ever invented,get dressed in the morning slip into my slides and Im out the door
Tina - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was in high school in 1980, I was a little chunky and kind of shy. All the hot girls wore Candie's slides, and one day I decided to buy a pair. They were dark brown with a tan platform heel and looked great with jeans. The first day I wore them I got whistles from 3 different boys. I was so excited and surprised. That weekend I bought 3 more pairs (black, red and navy). I always had pretty feet and toes, but Candie's really made them look awesome. From then on, I spent my money on toenail polish, ankle bracelets, and more Candies's shoes. Flirting with the boys became fun, and it stil is! Candie's are making more styles, and they still make my feet look super hot. Best shoes ever!
Kim - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I had pair candies and they made me feel sexy.I was with my friends and they went accrossed the a mud to the island then I tried it and I sunk down to my ankle and got stuck when got out the shoes smell like the lake and the stain had ruin the tan leather and the wood sole.
candy - February 10, 2012 - Report this comment
In 1982 I was 13 and my lovely sister is 16 and I totally loved my sister Candies shoes and she woulded let me wear them she said I step in to much bubblegum and she doent want them ruin.So one day we went out for lunch and we sat down in a booth then I act like I dropped something under the table so I got on my knees and crazy glue all around her shoes then I got up and we started to play around and the food came out.Like 10 minutes later I flipped a couple fries my sis and she went to move and her shoe but they was stuck on the floor under the table.I totally got stuck real good for not letting me wear them.
Cheryl - March 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I got my first job at a construction office in the eightys.I had never worn any heels before than. I bought a pair of black candies slides. I wore them everyday with skirts and jeans. I loved them and were pretty comfortable to wear. I got used to the compliments from the guys and didnt stop wearing slides. Im married now and still wear slides or mules most of the time
Carolyn - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I had so many Pair's of Candie's shoe's especially the Mules. When I saw Grease and saw Olivia Newton-John had a pair on I wanted them
Cindy - March 20, 2013 - Report this comment
This message is directed to Dean regarding the Fuschia/Black pumps. They look like they are made to look like fake patent leather. There's a triangle shape in a black velvet above the toe area and the heel is covered in the same black fabric. I am trying to find a picture online. I have a pair that I bought in high school, so was between 1984 - 1989. If anyone knows where to actually find pictures of Candie's vintage shoes, other than the slides, please email me at, before I go crazy! Thank you!!
Sylver - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Where can I buy a pair of these candies I love them also if anyone knows where I can buy them please let me know thanks.
Beth - June 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I am looking for the white braided cork wedge sandals....I had a pair for 20 years and a friend was going to have the heel repaired for me and I never saw them again.. My Favorite shoes!
Rose - June 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a white pair of Candies and I have had them for several years, love them!
april - June 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I got a pair of candies from family dollar that clink real loud when u walk ...Brown from the eighties with candies on the side ....Cant find them now Looking for the kind stevie nicks wore...Fleetwood mac.
Cheri - June 28, 2014 - Report this comment
harold jones - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I love these heels wore a pair on first grade day
SL - February 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I think Candies slides were the sexiest shoes ever and I grew up in the 80's I remember this a teacher wearing them and I was in awe of her feet and shoes everyday she wore them, I think that it makes a woman look like a woman and the slapping noise they make YUMMMM
Stephen - April 23, 2015 - Report this comment
NOTHING Like going down on Your lady after she's been wearing Nylons and Candie's All Day !!!
Rhonda - March 08, 2016 - Report this comment
This style was called Screamers. I had to save up to buy them and it was a big deal! Mine were black patent with a yellow triangle.

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