Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday video: Platform Shoes 1970s style

Friday, September 7, 2012
Loretta reports:

Platform shoes, called by various names, have been around for a very long time, as Susan reported here.  Carmen Miranda, among others, wore them in the 1940s, and danced in them, as she demonstrates in this video clip.  They came back again in the 1970s.  Here’s that story.

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Genevieve Graham said...

Hilarious! Thanks for digging that up for us!

jaceybedford said...

I had a pair with 4 inch heels and 2 inch platforms. They were actually very comfortable for walking because the toes were round and the relative heel height was quite low, but I almost killed myself driving in them and getting my foot stuck under the clutch while on the motorway on-ramp. After that I always kept a sensible pair of shoes in the car for driving.

Fizz said...

Wow. That's great! 25 quid was a lot of money in those days & while he looked positively ridiculous trying to walk in them the first time, they were a nice looking pair of shoes.

I would have wore them myself.

Kathy said...

"Femolare's" (fee-mo-larys ) platform shoes were popular in Bay Area of CA, and I finally broke down and bought a pair. Ugly, but comfortable for platform shoes. No good for shopping at a Mall; I suspect Mall floors are much harder than other buildings.

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