Standing higher, beyond time!
The word platform originated in the French word – Plateau which gives an obvious logic for Platform shoes, as in shoes, boots and / or sandals with thick soles. Such shoes have a normal height of 3 to 10 cm. or more and the thick soles are evenly attached to the entire shoe shape so that its smoothness would make the person wearing them look taller. Platform shoes have been known to many cultures since ancient times. The ancient Greeks used to wear Pattern and ancient Romans wore the thick sole Buskins. On these days, the platform shoes carried many, from Greek tragic heroes to Greek courtesans, high-profile Romans to Pharaohs in Egypt.
Speaking of popularity, there were many designs and styles of such shoes with soles of wood, cork or synthetic material that were popular with both genders in the United Kingdom, the United States and other European countries during the 1920s and 1930s. But the best degree of popularity for these shoes was seen during the late 1960s up to the 1980s. Miss Vivienne Westwood, a designer from the UK, is credited with reintroducing the high-heeled and thick sun shoes Platform shoes back into high fashion, in the early 1990s. But it was & # 39; Spice Girls & # 39; women in the band's band who showed & # 39; extravagance & # 39; of such shoes while performing that sky-rocket 5-inch platforms popularity to new peaks.
A famous "celebrity"!
It is worth mentioning that besides the Spice Girls, celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga and Carmen Miranda have a large collection of some exotic designed platform shoes. Today platform shoes. Do you remember MJ's & # 39; Tilt & # 39; in one of his most popular song videos? A gravity-intensive shoe accessory designed on the same principles as platform shoes was made to fit in the back of his feet, making him lean 45 ° to the ground!
To sum it all up, platform shoes spell style & elegance and are here to stay!