Platform_Diva: A History of the Platform Shoe

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In Asia, I noticed platforms were everywhere. Stopping over in Tokyo for a few hours, I could not resist asking a couple of Japanese women if I could take a picture of their shoes. I also managed to snap a few photos in Indonesia. But, it is a new year, and I wonder how much longer the platform shoe will be in style. I fear that the flat soled will reign again. I wish I could say that platforms will always be currently available at your favorite shoe store, but fashion is too fast. I'm still lingering on the taste from the 1600s. The prevalence of platforms in Asia has made me rethink the fate of the platform shoe in 1998. So strap on your platforms and teeter through the styles of the 1600s, 1930s, 1970s, and 1990s with me. Maybe the platform shoes' long history will convince you that they, indeed, will always be around.
70s platform shoe

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Last Updated: Jan. 15, 1998
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