Why the infamous rubber-and-velcro shoe from the '90s will never be ready for the runway.

Apr 14 - The Dish

Remember Teva sandals? They're the popular rubber-and-velcro shoes that were adored by hippies and hikers in the '90s.

As is the case with mostly everything in fashion, they're making a comeback this season. The label Opening Ceremony has announced they're collaborating with the brand for a new line. Balenciaga has experimented with their own rubber-sandal style shoe this season. And plenty of festival-goers were seen wearing the brand at this year's Coachella. (The company is hoping to capitalize on the comfort of the product by encouraging fans to wear them for this summer's upcoming music festival season.)

But what does our resident fashion expert Bevy Smith think about the comeback? Are they making her gag? We got her to weigh in on the return of the '90s shoe.

"Yet again, the fashion industry is punking the consumer, and this is a classic case of the Emperor's New Clothes," she tells the Dish. "I don't care how many color ways, luxury fabrics or encrusted jewels they place on Tevas, they are and always will be the shoe choice of people who abhor pedicures and are allergic to style."

What do you think about Bevy's opinion of Teva sandals? Tell us in the comments.