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Ladies shoes : EVOLUTION : See : FEEL : Beyond : OBVIOUS! Enjoy : the TEXTURE : the lines! :) | by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||
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Ladies shoes : EVOLUTION : See : FEEL : Beyond : OBVIOUS! Enjoy : the TEXTURE : the lines! :)

Platform shoe


Platform shoes (also known as Disco Boots) are shoes, boots, or sandals with thick soles at least four inches in height, often made of cork, plastic, rubber, or wood (wooden-soled platform shoes are technically also clogs). They have been worn in various cultures since ancient times for fashion or for added height.


Platform shoes took off in a very big way amongst most age groups and classes of UK men and women in the 1970s. Whilst wedge heels were popular on platforms in the summer, high thick separate heeled platform boots and shoes were 'all the rage'. Many of the shoe styles were recycled 1940s and early 1950s styles, but both shoes and boots were often in garish combinations of bright colours.


The trend firmly re-established itself in the Developed World fashions of the late 1990s and very early 21st century with a much higher threshold of what was considered outrageous: mothers and fathers of 1997 to 2004 typically think nothing of buying their preschool-age daughters and sons platform sandals that US parents of 1973 would not have wanted their high-school-age daughters and sons wearing and UK parents of 1973 would not have wanted their prepubescent daughters and sons wearing, and the Walt Disney Company has licensed Mickey Mouse cutouts and "Disney Princess" and "Action Man" images on footwear that in earlier decades would have been considered totally inappropriate for the company's "wholesome" image.


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






Thoughts about high heels.......


A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.

---Arnold Bennett


SOME MORE........


I was born in high heels and I've worn them ever since.

---Helena Christensen


More Please........


I was the good Bond girl, but I wanted to have the dresses and the high heels. I wanted the funky, sexy name.

---Izabella Scorupco


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Taken on September 13, 2010