Monday, March 7, 2011

Platforms, Oh la la

Height an comfort immediately come to mind when I think of platform shoes, it is their engineering that allows us to be up high yet feel balanced. These gorgeous purple platform is a design by Vivienne Westwood the modern British shoe designer.
Photograph by Mitchell Feinberg

However, there is evidence that platform shoes have been around for hundreds of years, although it is interesting to point out that there isn't evidence of others besides royalty and an exclusive few wearing them.

                                                                                                                                                     Spanish chopines from circa 1580-1620.

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