Fanny pack, hip pack, shoulder bag, sling bag, waist bag or the Czech “ledvinka” – this accessory has so many names. Here since the late 80’s, they reached their peak of popularity in the 90’s, after which they were replaced by other trends – until 2018, when fanny packs saw a huge resurgence in popularity. I distinctly remember people that ridiculed fanny packs and, later down the road, seemed to be inseparable with it. These days, it might seem that fanny packs were replaced by crossbody bags or utility vests, but that’s not the case – hip bags are still, well, hip, and I’m here to show you how to wear them correctly – as well as why.


Because they stick to you through thick and thin. I’ve written down 5 reasons that are bound to convince you why fanny packs are the way to go, and hopefully, convince you to order one straight from our website. Are you ready?

Everything important’s all in one place

You know how you carry your phone, keys, headphones and all kinds of other things in your pockets every day? Instead of bulging pockets, just chuck them in your fanny pack. It’s small, light and spacious enough to carry all your daily essentials, wherever you are.

Stylish accessory

You’re also bound to know the feeling of having a great outfit, but it’s not quite enough. A waist bag is the perfect accessory. It’s a perfect match for an everyday outfit that also has the ability to elevate your fit even higher.


I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a victim of pickpockets in the past. Want to know why? I didn’t have a fanny pack. Because you wear it on your chest, it stays on your eyes all the time. For me personally, this is one of the best reasons why fanny packs are still cool.


If there’s something I hate, it’s having to hold things in my hands, be it a phone, keys or a water bottle. Especially at festivals, where you just want to vibe to your favorite song instead of making sure you don’t drop what you’re holding – or worse, get it stolen.

Your best friend for travelling and festivals

I think this one sums all the other points up perfectly. When travelling or at a festival, you need to have your phone, powerbank, tissues, wallet and raincoat with you at all times. Constantly checking if you have all of the above gets pretty annoying – and a waist bag instantly solves all these problems. And the freedom it gives you is priceless. For travelling, I’d recommend a fanny pack made from lighter materials – after all, after a whole day of wearing one, every gram counts.


Fanny packs aren’t great just because of their practicality, but also for their versatility. You can wear them over your shoulder, on your chest or just swing it across your back. Play around with the strap and find the most suitable position for you. Check out the pics and get inspired – there’s no single “correct” way of wearing a fanny pack. To sum it up, everyone can wear one. Also, it’s so universal that you can wear a fanny pack to basically everything except a suit or dress.

You can also wear your waist bag, surprisingly, around your waist. Either in the front, on the side, or, as originally intended in the 80’s, on the back. Girls can substitute a belt with a fanny pack – it’ll really highlight your curves that way. I can recommend trying out a fanny pack as a belt for a pair of shorts.

Fun fact: Do you know why a fanny pack is called like that? Back in the 80’s it was worn on the back – fanny is an old slang term for your butt.

If you ask me about colors and patterns – it’s up to you. Fashion is expressing yourself, so it’s important that you like your fanny pack, not others. If I absolutely had to, I’d point you in the direction of more universal colors like black, grey or dark green; as far as shapes go, I prefer rounder and smaller fanny packs. On boys, I like larger and squarer ones. Do you want something unique and stylish? Get a fanny pack with a cool pattern, or a fluffy one, or a translucent one. I really like Nike ACG’s fanny pack.


At Footshop, you can find a wide selection of mens and ladies fanny packs from a whole bunch of styles. So I picked out a couple that might catch your eye – like the ones from adidas, Champion or Nike.

How do I wear a fanny pack?

A whole bunch of ways – over the shoulder, on your chest, on your back, or on your waist – in the front, on the sides or on the back. You can also use a stylish fanny pack as a belt.

Why wear a fanny pack?

Not only is it practical, it’s also very stylish. It’ll be your best friend, accompanying you to parties, festivals or on your travels.

What to wear a fanny pack with?

You can wear it with basically anything. It’s an ideal substitute for a backpack or a handbag.

What about the history of the fanny pack?

The trend appeared in the late 80’s and experienced its biggest boom in the 90’s. In 2018, the popularity of fanny packs saw a huge resurgence, and now it’s one of the most popular fashion accessories out there.

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