Clothes of the Seventies, Yo-Yo's

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Description: Platform shoes w/holes in the middle of the soles!
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Cara - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved them! They kind of sprung back when you walked, giving you a little bounce. I had them in white and brown.
Joanne - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Yo-Yo's were my first real "high heels" in 1978-79, while in jr. high. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I never wanted to take them off. Mine were dark brown. I wish I still had them!
Meg - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted a pair of yo yos SO badly! Buster Brown made a pair called Termites. (Get it? Termites ate the hole in the heel?) Someone at church had received a pair that were too small and gave them to me. My first heels! I graduated after that to yo yos. Velvet yo yos. The commercial went "Uptown, Downtown, everybody something-something. Comf-tor-able yo yoooooooooos by Connie shoes."
Kellie - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted Yo-Yo's so bad I made a deal with my mother that I would quit sucking my thumb if she would buy me a pair. Mine were the ones with the multi-colored straps. I LOVED THEM!
Beverly - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I had my first pair of yo-yo's in fifth grade (79-80), then had like 3 different pairs over the next couple of years...All I want is to see a picture of some again. Aww...the memories.
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Michelle - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! Do I remember Yo-yo's! It's wonderful reading everybody's memories. Here is perhaps my most memorable Yo-yo's moment: When I was in the eighth grade, my sister,(who is three years older than me) had a slumber party. One of her girlfriends wore a pair of multi-colored Yo-yos, which I noticed immediately. When evening finally arrived, all of the girls changed into their PJ's and settled in the family room for a night of television, games, etc. I snuck into my sister's bedroom, found her friend's Yo-yo's and slipped them on. It was wonderful...the colorful straps over my toes, the squishiness of the heels as I walked across the floor. I was in shoe heaven! All of that only lasted for a few minutes, though--until one of the girls from the party happened to walk down the hallway and catch me in the act. Ordinarily, it probably wouldn't have been such a big deal--were it not for the fact that one of my sister's girlfriends had just caught me (her little brother) wearing a pair of Yo-yo's. All the girls rushed in to look and laugh, and I got in all kinds of trouble with my Mom. At the time, it was a horribly embarrassing experience--although today, as a very open crossdresser, I look back on it with fond memories. I, too, would love to see Yo-yo's make a comeback.(Incidentally, I never did get a pair of genuine Yo-yo's. The closest I came was wearing a pair of cheap K-mart knock-offs that looked similar, but were not nearly as well made!)
belinda - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
no one has found pics of yo-yo's? I wanted to show my kids!!!! They were truly awesome!! The memories of Junior High days!!!Me? Brown Black AND WHITE
Steven Paul Crosby - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I've got a pair of vintage yo-yo's from the seventies barely ever worn. Light brown leather staps and HIGH heel platforms. Very cool. Selling them on Ebay. sz 7 1/2. Still in original box. seller spc319.
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these being worn with, like, denim A-line skirts to the knee or gauchos in around 1976/77. The foot was relatively flat on the shoe but the soul was high and contoured so it made walking easy. You also saw in the 70s (and in the 40s), high wedge heels with holes in them, but they weren't necessarily made by Yo Yo's.
sparkles aka mikeyboy - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
yes they were popular. but remember flagg brothers with thir sweet huge platform shoes. i grew up in chicago and there wuz a flagg brothers downtown. all the ghetto kids got there platforms from flagg brothers. and smoky joes had all the superfly outfits.
Dean - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I do remember Flagg Brothers! They were in Dallas where I lived, too. The only pair of platform shoes my mother ever let me get in the mid-70s were from there, a brown leather oxford-like pair with a one-inch stacked platform and a three-inch stacked heel. The pair she refused to let me get were bright blue suede with massive platforms made out of a single block of wood. This was about 1975.
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a few yo-yos myself, and I still see them in the stores today!
carolyn - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister and I both had a pair they were white trying to see if I can find a picture of them so I can show them to my daughter and great-niece
CAROLYN - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
My Father and I and my sister went shopping for School clothes my Mother was in Washington so he had to do the shopping. My Father bought them and when we went to School everybody love the. I am trying to find the pair I bought they were white with white bottoms if anybody know where I can find them please e-mail me ar Thank You
Jan Griffiths - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Still have my Yo-Yos from back then. All black,and so comfortable. I only wear them out occasionally now, because of their age, but they are in great condition.
Samantha - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Where can I buy a pair? I loved those shoes when I was a little girl!!!!
Elizabeth - January 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I had some yo-yos and they were so comfortable. You really did bounce a little when you walked!
Sugarcube - March 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Look on Forever 21, under Wedges. There's currently a high wedge sandal there with a cutout in the wooden platform. It's cute! $36
Linda - March 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I can get a Pair of Yo Yos Not the ones they make now days. They are not the same. I want a pair od the original's Size 6 1/2
Julie - April 28, 2015 - Report this comment
So loved my YoYo's I worked at 16 in a grocery store on my feet all day and don't remember my feet ever hurting! Would love a new pair!!!!
Barb - June 19, 2016 - Report this comment
My sister could wear sample size shoes. We must have had 25 pairs of Yoyo's. They were amazing! Yellow, every color you can imagine. We ended up selling every pair to a friend at our garage sale. I need to call her and see if she still has any of them! Bring them back! :)

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