Platform Shoes: A symbol of wealth
Ever wondered how platform shoes came about? Synonymous with the 1970s, its history actually dates all the way back to the 16th century as a symbol of extreme wealth. Known as chopines, they were worn by upper-class women in Italy and Spain during the late Renaissance era. The higher the heel, the longer the dress needed to be to cover them and hence, the dress will be more expensive and more servants needed to support the wearer; all these reflects the wealth of the person.
Women’s Footwear: Absolutely figure flattering
They were a good of way to disguise someone’s petite size or elevating the status of an important person, literally. Ladies platform shoes did not become a fashion sensation until the 70s and 80s. They were popular with young women and were all about making a fashion statement. Rockers such as David Bowie and the band KISS only propelled the trend further.
Usually made of cork, wood and synthetic soles, they come in the form of boots, sneakers, heels and even sandals! Although the height might seem outrageous, it’s actually better for the feet as compared to high heels because they help to elevate the entire foot, reducing the stress your feet gets when tottering around in high heels.
Fashion Footwear: Be spoilt for choices!
Plus, they are easier to walk in and help to elongate your body. The chunky look would benefit those with shorter legs and a long torso the most. Whether you want to wear a dress, pants, jeans, shorts or skirts, they will all go well with the footwear. Zalora’s platform shoes online collection boasts a dazzling range of designs, styles and colours for you to chose from. With trendy pieces and affordable prices coupled with free local shipping, what better place for you to get platform shoes in Singapore other than from Zalora? Shop now!
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