Reebok Freestyle - women's athletic shoe style that was introduced in 1982 and designed for aerobic exercise. It quickly surged Reebok into the mainstream athletic wear market and fashion scene along with becoming one of the most popular athletic shoes of all time. In 1984, the shoe accounted for more than half of the Reebok sales. As a result, the Freestyle became a 1980s fashion icon and is still manufactured to this day.
Designer work inspired by 1980s fashion- Marc Jacobs 2009 collection showed heavy inspiration from the 1980s. Pictured are the hair bows featured in a fashion show
Molly Ringwald was a big idol of this era. The movies she was in were huge hits and girls were dressing like her. Dressing like someone was a form of flattery and people being like their favorite celebrities was important to them.