Clothes of the Eighties, Duck Shoes/boots
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Sex: both
Type of clothing: Rubber boots/shoes
When it was popular: 1980-?
Description: Rubber shoes/boots that came to the ankle only, heavy tread on the bottom, different colors on top. Had laces but slipped on. They went with the whole preppy look.
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Kelly - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pair of these, they were ugly but sooooo warm and comfy they were water proof. I wish they still made them
Steph - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I live in Maine and L.L. Bean still sells those and people around here wear them.
Michelle - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah, but they only carry brown and blue - ugh! We used to wear bright yellow, red and kelly green ones. They were so fun and cute. Who cares how they fit? They looked AWESOME!!
chris - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Sporto does still make the duck shoes and they're in different colours as well (I saw them at Also, Cabela's makes them.
KLH - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
So preppie! I had a pair around 6th grade, I think they were yellow.
Lori - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Crocs.....the Duck Shoes of the 21st Century!! I wore Duck Shoes but still haven't bowed to the the Croc revolution!!!
Gigi - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just telling my 16 y/o daughter about them....i loved them...glad to know they are still available...she's a trendsetter and i want her to see them and "rock" them...
WelcomeToMyNightmare - April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG lol my mom use to make me wear these in the early 90s, there was only me and one other kid in school that use to wear these when it was going to rain. i guess there useful if its muddy out though. they came in different colors i remember some girl owned a bright pink pair and another in bright purple and there where beads on each side of the ends of the shoe mom still has our old duck shoes stashed somewhere and she still wears hers unfortunately ..
lesah5 - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
These were so Preppy. I tried to be a Prep for a while but it didn't last long so I wore them once and they sat in my parents closet for 20 years.
Lovin Old Style Shoes - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh! I just got a pair of duck shoes a couple days ago and I love them! Beside the fact that they are warm and they keep your feet dry, they are ADORABLE. I really think that they are coming back into style. Especially the new colors that they are making and the new types. Tommy Hilfiger makes this type that looks like a pair of flats but they also keep your feet warm and dry.
casey - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
It is a nightmare trying to find "duck" shoes. I need the low type that tie like a sneaker. I use them to go into very muddy,wet areas & I use them often. My husband ordered a pair for me about 3 yrs ago & they are falling apart, but I still use them. Of course, I can't find the site that he ordered them from. Another comment was correct, full sizes only. I wear a 7 1/2 & the size 8 I got is huge. 3 prs. of heavy socks & still too big. These are not the cute, pretty type that I am looking for, they are the outside,ugly, keep your feet dry & warm type. Wish me luck!
Matt - January 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Duck shoes were so cool!Because they were solid rubber nobody cared where they stepped and all the pairs I saw were filthy and muddy. Most pairs had a random tread pattern but I found some with a unique sole--flowers all over the bottom. I wore them a lot--until they finally cracked and weren't waterproof any more. I would walk on anything I saw, mud, water, dog mess. You name it and I walked through or on it with those duck shoes. My goal was to leave my flowered shoe prints wherever I could with them.

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