EA has just announced a new ‘Skate’ game and the name itself is simply transporting us back to the ’00s and all the wacky trends that came with it. We know what you’re thinking, the answer is no. No, EA didn’t give us a trailer, gameplay footage or even a screenshot, they simply announced that a new ‘Skate’ project was coming our way. Damn.
Speaking of gaming, we spoke about the new PS5 on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…
As a result, we were immediately taken back to the days of playing the original X-Box and the PS2 as soon as school finished. And while we’re in this headspace, we thought we’d resurface all the trends that came with this ‘00s era. Let’s dive in.
What on earth were we thinking with this trend? Historically, wearing puka shells was traditionally thought to help ensure a peaceful and safe voyage across the ocean, especially for sailors on long and dangerous journeys. Were we sailors? No. So, why did we wear them?!
In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Puka shells were all the rage, but honestly, we’re just looking back right now and cringing. It seems to have taken hindsight for us to realise that Puka necklaces weren’t making Justin Timberlake hot, he was hot in spite of the jewellery.
Baggy jeans may not be the most flattering aesthetic, but we can definitely see how they came into fashion. Thanks to Billie Eilish’s fashion choices, baggy clothes are making a comeback. But, we’re happy to report that we’re leaving the jeans in the ‘00s. Baggy jeans were the most impractical of clothes. They often fell below your waistline exposing your underwear and sometimes what was underneath that. Let’s never ever resurface this trend, please.
Element, Rusty & Billabong
They say that fashion comes in waves and that fashion is merely a resurgence of the past. Well, we’re desperately hoping this trend doesn’t come back. Don’t get us wrong, Rusty, Billabong and Element were perfect for their niches. If you were at the beach, Billabong and Rusty were perfect. If you were at the skate park, Element was perfect. But, as these brands gained a cool reputation, people started to wear them in settings where they definitely shouldn’t have been. Why are you wearing Billabong board shorts and thongs to the movies?
While heelies were ugly, we do have to shout out the practical element of this ‘00s trend. If you needed to get somewhere quick, this shoe was perfect. The only thing is, it was not built for socialisation. Have you ever been walking from point A to point B with a group of friends, but realised you couldn’t engage your heelies because your mates didn’t have any, so you just have to awkwardly walk with a wheel sticking out the bottom of your shoe? Yeah, same. Delete this trend, please.
We’re gonna end this list with a positive one. Those bright yellow LiveStrong bracelets were everywhere, but at least they were for a good reason. The bracelet worn by every kid in school did wonders for cancer awareness and even though Lance Armstrong tarnished the reputation, at least it did more good than bad.
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