Fashion in the 80s set the bar… High? Low? I guess that all depends on your opinion of giant belts, big hair, leg warmers, and jelly shoes.
What was the point of jellies anyways? They weren’t waterproof (clearly), if you got sunburned you’d be left with a very strange pattern, they provided absolutely no barrier if you were to step on anything remotely sharp and you were practically guaranteed to get blisters from them.