Platform Heels – History

Lot of people do think that platform shoes were popular only in the 70’s. Nike Air Max Thea Heren blauw

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These platform soles became a symbol of wealth and social standing for Venetian women back in 1660s. What might shock you is that the platform sole would reach up to 30 inches high and made it almost impossible for these women to walk in their shoes, so they needed assistance to walk anywhere which made this shoes impractical. Adidas Ultra Boost Donna

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Mario Manningham – Michigan Wolverines It is amazing how shoes evolved since 1660s and how advanced the shoe industry has become. We should consider ourselves lucky to be living in this day and age. FREE 5.0 Asics Pas Cher New Balance 999 hombre lancel pas cher Nike Air Max 2016 Heren adidas superstar hombre Greyson Lambert Jerseys Mens Nike Air Max 2017

Adidas Zx Flux Homme Bleu ADIDAS ULTRA BOOST 2017 Mochilas Kanken Baratas In the late 1930s the platform shoes came back in style with a more feminine look than the chopines. Also the new platform designs were more practical and mostly were make with cork and not wood. goedkoop nike air max 2016 Dayton Flyers Jerseys Crazylight Boost 2016 Low New Balance 990 męskie Jordan Hydro 5 Memphis Tigers Alfonzo Dennard ADIDAS EQUIPMENT 10 M

Brandon Bolden The major designer of platform shoes back in 1930s were Salvatore Farragamo (Italian designer 1898-1960), Andre Perugia, and David Evins. Nike Air HUARACHE Pas Cher nike chaussures pas cher Air Max Zero Mujer AIR HUARACHE Yeezy 350 Boost

Each contributed unique styles to the platform shoe sensation of the 30s. Indiana Hoosiers Jonathan Casillas NIKE FREE RN

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nike air max 2017 femme blanche No other date in our history can represent platform shoes better than the 1970s. This was when platform shoes were fashionable. Everybody wore platform shoes including Pop artists. Air Max 90 Homme
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adidas yeezy boost 350 v2 męskie Remember Gene Simmons in the rock band “KISS”? People wore platforms to supermarkets, to work, to disco’s and almost everywhere. I remember even my father had a pair of platform shoes he wore to work. We have a picture of it and it is kind of cool. adidas tubular rouge Canotte Chicago Bulls Mens Air Max Shoes
Sac Kanken Pas Cher Zapatillas VALCLEAN2 CMF Remember the movie Saturday Night Fever?? When I ask people who are from that genre what do they remember from the 70s, one of the first things they remember is the platform shoes. Air Jordan 8 (VIII) adidas zx 700 damskie Umbro Velocita homme Jordan 13 Sale Roshe Run Donna

cheap fjallraven kanken If you look at the pictures of the platform shoes from 70s you will see how beautiful and how advanced the platforms were made. NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 33

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Alabama Championship Shirts Montana Murphy Jersey Steve Smith Sr Ravens Jerseys The platforms were once again back in the 1990s. This time there was a different approach to the platforms. They were more refined and less bulky and no “psychedelic” colors as it was back in the 70s. Air Jordan 6 Retro Air Jordan 10 Uomo

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Womens Air Jordan 5 The difference between the platform shoes in the 70s vs. nike pas cher nike air zoom pegasus 33 hombre free rn flyknit donna Trevone Boykin Jerseys New Balance 446 męskie fjallraven kanken rugzakken Adidas Schoenen Verkoop Air Jordan 13 Uomo New Balance 990 męskie the 90s was that in the 90s mostly young people wore platform shoes. Young people like high school kids and college students, me included. I remember when I was buying platform shoes (which was all there was for a woman in their 20s) my mom would say what are these bulky shoes you are buying. NIKE LUNAREPIC FLYKNIT

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The heels weren’t the same as they were in the 70s. Of course there were really high (8inches) platforms with funky designs but they were considered fetish shoes and you wouldn’t see anybody wearing those on the street. Canotte Phoenix Suns asics meskie do biegania adidas nmd hombre Nike Air Huarache Uomo nike air max 1 rasta NIKE AIR MAX SEQUENT NIKE ZOOM KD 9 kanken fjallraven france asics gel stratus mujer (note: I will have a separate blog for fetish shoes) I bought few pairs which had wooden sole and have leather straps or upper.

2 Responses to “Platform Heels – History”

  1. Regy Says:

    About platforms my idea is that a thin one like a up to 1/2″ platform is Ok. for easer wearing purposes if you have a tiny foot for a fine 4 1/2″ heel, but increasing the platform height is not good for me, it gives the idea that she looks like an ill person with a shorter leg or something else.
    Nothing is more teasing than to see a pretty gal walking in wobbling steps with her archs completely bent, and with her insteps showing an ultra sexy curve ahead, forced to little steps by her ultra high heels. Take care, that a little foot with a 4 1/2″ heel is as sexy and beautiful than a long foot with a 6″ heel.

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