When we first head that shoe brands are marketing wedge sneakers to kids, we scoffed. Heels for children? Let's just let kids be kids!

Then we thought about it a little more and we realized: wedge sneakers for kids are just this generation's Skechers. Not Skecher Tone-Ups or whatever fitness sneakers the brand is peddling these days. No, we're talking about those chunky platform sneakers with soles like tire treads, the ones you begged your mom to buy you lest you be the only one in the lunchroom without the latest kicks.

There were several varieties, some resembling today's wedge sneakers with an inclined heel and some with a more "flatform" shape. But whether you went with purple glitter heeled sneakers or more subdued black and white skater shoes, Skechers would give your boring outfit (flared denim, babydoll tee, butterfly clips) an extra dose of attitude.

And how could we deprive this generation's kids of that?

Below, relive the magic.

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Everything, including high-heeled sneakers, makes a comeback eventually...

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  • Sneaker Wedges

    Why would I wear such an ugly style AND be uncomfortable? Absolutely no way. The form is unattractive and the function is limited. Katy Perry, February 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Sneaker Wedges

    Jessica Lowndes, May 2009 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Sneaker Wedges

    Keri Hilson, April 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Sneaker Wedges

    Nelly Furtado, May 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Sneaker Wedges

    Lindsay Lohan, May 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cowboy Boots

    Don't get me wrong, I love any footwear associated with riding animals (oooh, equestrian boots). But the pointy toe, clunky heel and galosh-like fit on the leg just doesn't work for me. Even though I love country star Alan Jackson, there are too many other shoes out there that I'd rather wear. Taylor Swift, April 2009 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cowboy Boots

    Vanessa Hudgens, March 2009 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cowboy Boots

    Christie Brinkley, August 2010 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cowboy Boots

    Carrie Underwood, April 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cowboy Boots

    Lindsay Lohan, February 2011 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Fringe Bags

    Another western-themed trend that I can't get behind. It feels inauthentic to me since I'm neither a) Texan or b) a bohemian hippie from the '70s. Nicole Richie, May 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Fringe Bags

    Hilary Duff, June 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Fringe Bags

    Rashida Jones, May 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Fringe Bags

    Elle Macpherson, April 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Fringe Bags

    Haylie Duff, April 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Thigh-High Boots

    These shoes always remind me of Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman". It's not the kind of working girl I want to emulate. Rihanna, February 2012 Nora Ephron

  • Thigh-High Boots

    Heidi Klum, March 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Thigh-High Boots

    Ciara, February 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Thigh-High Boots

    Ashley Tisdale, December 2011 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Thigh-High Boots

    Jennifer Hudson, December 2011 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cropped tops

    I love the retro look of a midriff-baring ensemble, especially if the exposed skin is only a few inches and it's the area right below your ribs (no belly buttons please). But what happens when you sit down? Spillage. 'Nuff said. Jennifer Lopez, March 2011 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cropped tops

    Miley Cyrus, March 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cropped tops

    Selena Gomez, March 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cropped tops

    Katy Perry, March 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

  • Cropped tops

    Frieda Pinto, May 2012 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Via Styleite)

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