The 3" platform adds statement-making height. The fad lasted even further in the US, lasting until as late as the early s. Or even some boho-inspired fringe moccasins!
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While a wide variety of styles were popular during this period, including boots, espadrilles , oxfords , sneakers , and sandals of all description, with soles made of wood, cork , or synthetic materials, the most popular style of the late s and early s was a simple quarter-strap sandal with tan water buffalo -hide straps, on a beige suede-wrapped cork wedge-heel platform sole.
These were originally introduced under the brand name, "Kork-Ease", but the extreme popularity supported many imitators. Remarkably, there was very little variation in style, and most of that variation was limited to differences in height. As the fad progressed, manufacturers like Candie's stretched the envelope of what was considered too outrageous to wear, while others, like Famolare and Cherokee of California , introduced "comfort" platforms, designed to combine the added height of platforms with the support and comfort of sneakers, or even orthopedic shoes, and by the time the fad finally fizzled in the late s, girls and women of all ages were wearing them.
It may also be a by-product of this fad that Scandinavian clogs , which were considered rather outrageous in the late s and early s, had become classic by the s. Vivienne Westwood , the UK fashion designer, re-introduced the high heeled platform shoe into high-fashion in the early s ; it was while wearing a pair of Super Elevated Gillie with five-inch platforms and nine-inch heels that the super model, Naomi Campbell , fell on the catwalk at a fashion show.
The all-girl group was often seen in tall platform sneakers and boots. The footwear brand, Buffalo, created the famous platform sneakers worn by members of the group. The United Kingdom and European experience of platform shoes was somewhat different from that of the United States. Britain generally is not as concerned with women's feet appearing as small as possible;  the long pointed shoes of the early s, giving an elongated look to the foot, have been more popular in the US than in the UK.
The platform shoe resurfaced in popularity in the early s when the YSL Tribute Sandal appeared in , quickly gaining popularity by celebrities and the fashion world for its sex appeal and added comfort of a platform sole.
During the late s , platform boots became fashionable due to a resurgence of interest in s fashion. These included so-called "nothing shoes" with clear Perspex soles, and mule sandals. Reconstruction of a 16th-century Venetian chopine. On display at the Shoe Museum in Lausanne. A cantabrian albarcas is a rustic wooden shoe in one piece, which has been used particularly by the peasants of Cantabria , northern Spain.
The bottom view, showing the "teeth" of Geta. An example of a high wedge-heeled sandal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page. Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia's norms and to be inclusive of all essential details.
August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Available in a quick drying polishable clarino synthetic leather or clarino Rapid dry micro suede , the halcyon is the lightest and fastest boot we've ever created. The halcyon features our maximus footbed platform which is slip- and oil-resistant with Danner Men's South Rim 4. The South Rim, a lightweight hiker with classic Danner style and proven.
We took the ultra-cushioning Vibram SPE platform from our best-selling Mountain hiking boot and added a lightweight suede and mesh upper for breathability. Stores are responsible for providing Bizrate with correct and current prices. Sales taxes and shipping costs are estimates; please check store for exact amounts.
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