Clothes of the Seventies, Platform Shoes

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Description: Shoes with a sole of at least 6 or 7 inches high. Made you look taller than you really were.
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SEX - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
yo - August 29, 2008 - Report this comment
love - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
darcy - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
In the 70's I nwas 15 6'2" and i whore stacks (platform shoes)
crazy amy - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
my first platforms were in 6th grade and they had macrame design flowers on the side- i remember my aunts whispering to each other about them when i proudly showed them off-i think they thought my mother was terrible for letting me ware such shoes. a couple of yrs later my brother got some(no macrame flowers for him though) and he looked like a pimp.
Troy - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a pair of patton leather wedge platform shoes. They were pretty expensive at the time, because they were imported, but those shoes had soul ! They put me up another 5 inches tall :) I was a pro at walking in them too. I miss those shoes.
joan - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
i had loads of platform shoes it made me look bigger as i/m only 4ft 9ins, they were fab,apart from that ive got bad feet now
tom - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
these are stripper shoes!!!!!!
Tina - January 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I had black leather platforms loved them cause it made me taller only 5 ft.They were so easy to walk with because they were high in front and back not like these high heels of today.Also had the cork platform sandals.
Marion - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I even had sneakers that were platform. Surprisingly comfortable. I do remember in about 1975 pairing my highest platform sandals with my shortest dresses. Makes me wonder now who let me out of the house?
jordan - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
those shoes went hardd ! lol
Dean - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a pair of men's platform shoes, shorter than the ones I really wanted, but Mom said no to the really high ones. I loved those shoes. Circa 1974. They were lace-ups in an "antique look" burnished brown leather with woven detail on a circa one-inch stacked platform and three-inch stacked heel. The ones I really wanted were blue suede lace-ups with a much higher platform and heel made of a single piece of natural grain wood, like walking on a big block of wood. Mom wouldn't let me have 'em.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I was afraid if I wore them, I'd fall on my face!
Denise - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved platform shoes. Got my first pair in 6th grade. They were natural leather sandals that crossed over in the front and had straps and a buckle to keep them on. I felt so cool and grown up.
Janice - April 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I had a pair of red platform shoes and a short dress. When I wore them I was over 6ft. I loved my shoes.
blankend - January 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I bought a pair of Men's platform shoes in the early 70s. I was already over 6 foot tall and these had some really big heels and platforms. I got them at Flagg Bros in the mall. They were really expensive, but were quality shoes with nice soft leather and a contrasting diamond pattern on the toes. The first day I wore them to school, I went into the bathroom to comb my hair and all I could see in the mirror was from my chin down. A girl at school asked why someone as tall as I was would buy shoes to make themselves even taller. I usually wore them with the high waisted, long flare leg pants, but I once went to a party and decided to dress them down with a pair of straight legged Levi's jeans. I thought it was a little more of a rock and roll look. A lot of the people were partying in the yard instead of inside and I walked around the uneven ground in the dark in those shoes. When I finally decided to walk home, I turned my ankle in some loose gravel on the shoulder of the road and my heel broke clean off. It was too cold to go barefoot and I had a hell of a time walking home in those things with just one heel.
Jan Griffiths - August 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I wore platforms all during high school, and even today. I wore them when I graduated high school in 1973.

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