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Platform shoes are shoes, boots or sandals with thick soles, often made of cork, plastic, rubber or wood (platform shoes with wooden soles are technically also clogs). They have been used in various cultures since ancient times for fashion or for added height.

T-shirt wet after use in ancient Greece to raise the height of important characters in the Greek theater and similar use by high-born prostitutes or courtesans in Venice in the 16th century, platform shoes are thought to have been used in Europe in the 18th century to prevent debris from city streets. Practices similar origins are Japanese geta. There may also be a connection to the boots of ancient Rome, which frequently had very thick soles to give new high to the carrier.

Shoes Platform enjoyed a certain popularity in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950, but so far their popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, when larger and more prolonged fashion platform shoes in U.S. history began at least as early as 1970 (which appears in both ads and articles in 1970 issues of Seventeen magazine), and continued until the late 1980s, although not in Europe or the United Kingdom where all had died, but for 1979. At the beginning of fashion, which were used mainly by young women in their teens and twenties, and occasionally girls younger, older women, and (especially during the disco era) by young men [1] [1], and they do provide a greater height without nearly the discomfort of stiletto heels, which seem to have been used mainly for the sake of attention. Many glam rock musicians wore platform shoes as part of his act.

While a variety of styles were popular during this period, including boots, sandals, oxfords, sneakers, and both dress and casual sandals of all type, with wooden soles, cork, or synthetic materials, the most popular style of the 1970s was a simple quarter-strap sandal with light so bison leather water straps (with the dark ages), on a single platform beige suede-wrapped cork wedge heel. These restrictions were originally introduced under the brand name "Kork-Ease," but the extreme popularity (perhaps fueled by its light weight and soft leather) supported many imitators. Surprisingly, even including all knock-offs, and given that it says it has never been formally designed there was very little variation in style, and most of that variation was limited to height differences.

In February 2006, a Texas-based company opened a website claiming to be the legitimate successor of the original company Kork-Ease. Your site says that the original company was founded in 1953, implying further that their platform sandals also originated in 1953. This is something suspicious: be less than entirely consistent with Linda O'Keeffe's book, Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, sandals, slippers and more (New York: Workman, 1996) pp 388-9, which also implies that the footwear in question was introduced as the last gasps of the 1930s and 1940s written fashions were platform shoes waning, survived for a decade and a half in almost complete obscurity, then rocketed to ubiquity in the beginning of the 1970 fashion platform, only to be forced in the dark, and the almost total extinction by successive waves of fashion in the late 1970s.

As fashion progressed, manufacturers like Candie's stretched the envelope of what was considered too scandalous wear, while others, like California Famolare and Cherokee, introduced "comfort" platforms, designed to combine the added height of platforms with the support and comfort of sneakers, or orthopedic shoes, and when they finally faded late fashion 1980, girls and women of all ages were used. It can also be a byproduct of this trend that Scandinavian clogs, which were considered rather scandalous in the 1970s, had become "classics" of the 1980s.

Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer UK re-enter the high-heeled platform shoes high fashion in the 1990s, was both a pair of five-inch platforms and nine inch heels that super model, Naomi Campbell, took a fall on the catwalk or runway at a fashion show. [2] However, it quickly caught on and platform shoes only seeing a resurgence in general in late 1990, thanks in part to the British band Spice Girls, whose members were known to carry out in oversized shoes.

The UK (and European) experience of platform shoes was somewhat different from that of the United States. Britain generally is not as concerned about women's feet appearing as small as possible, for example, was not unknown in the U.S. for women to have their little toe removed in order use a smaller size short citation noted [shoe needed], and long, pointed shoes of the 2000s, giving an elongated look to the feet, were and are still more popular in the U.S. in the United Kingdom.

Platform shoes took off in a big way among age groups and classes men and women in the UK in the 1970s. Although wedge heels were popular on platforms in the summer, high-heeled platform boots separate bulk and shoes were "fashionable." Many of the shoe styles were recycled 1940s and early 1950s styles, but both shoes and boots were often in combinations bright bright colors. The Spice Girls, like many UK young women and even men of the time, have seen their mothers and father's shoes years 70 on the back of the closet and have played in them as girls and boys. (This kind of childhood experiences may explain why fashion seems to repeat in a cycle of twenty years).

The strong trend was restored in the developed world fashions of the 1990s and early 21st century with a threshold much top of what was considered outrageous: mothers and fathers from 1997 to 2004 typically think nothing of buying a pre-school age sons and daughters platform sandals that U.S. parents 1973 would not have wanted their daughters to high school age and dress the children and parents in the UK in 1973 would not have wanted his preteen daughters and sons to use, and The Walt Disney Company has licensed Mickey Mouse and cuts the "Disney Princess" and "Action Man" images on footwear that in earlier decades would have been considered totally inappropriate for "healthy" company image.

Buffalo Boots is a brand which platform models were popular, especially in Europe (especially Germany and Norway), from mid 1990 to early 2000.

In the 2000s, wore platform shoes somewhat controversial in Africa, partly because many of the style of the time (especially the aforementioned Kork-Ease "buffalo sandals") never go through a process formal design, and were, in fact, designed at the factory, in part, then fashion designers had unusually little success in efforts to impose the public taste, and partly by the associations with hippies, youthful rebellion, and (rather paradoxically) both feminists and prostitutes.

Platform shoes made of plastic (usually Lucite or something similar), typically extremely high, are strongly associated with the entertainment industry for adults and are commonly used by strippers and pole and lap dancers during their performances. Maybe that's why, also appear to be quite popular among young people and women in the UK U.S. in their teens and twenties (the same age group among those platform shoes were widely popular in the 1970s) because they have retained the shock value that less extreme platform shoe was lost by the 1990s. Paradoxically, and perhaps because of romantic associations with "Cinderella" shoes less extreme clear plastic platform are quite popular as prom, wedding, and footwear, including children.

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