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9. Flash (Jay Garrick’s) winged boots
From a design standpoint this is an obvious homage to the winged messenger Mercury, but the fact is that these aren’t just roman sandals, these are the slouchiest little 1980’s-style ankle boots (and so ahead of his time! These were designed four decades earlier than the era when these would finally become current). Red boots with perfect, little golden wings and a solid sole for good traction when running, they might not be as useful as a good pair of sneakers, but in an era when the only sneakers available would have been lightweight tennis shoes these were a practical creation as well as a stylish one.
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