The Rise of 70's Platform Shoes

If you're a fan of retro fashion like me, you're probably familiar with the iconic platform boots and heels that were popular during the 1970s.


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Platforms were a staple of the disco era and were worn by men and women as a statement and style. 


The platform shoe trend actually goes back to the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1970s that they really became popular.


This is right when the fashion world was in the middle of a social and cultural revolution, with people using fashion as an outlet for self-expression more than ever. Platform shoes provided the perfect way to do just that!



Authentic 70’s platform shoes were available in a variety of styles, from boots to sandals, heels, wedges and more. They were often made with suede, leather, or vinyl materials.



The most popular platform boots were ankle or mid-calf height, with a chunky, high heel and a thick, platform sole that added several inches to the wearer's height.


Platform heels, on the other hand, ranged from low to high in height but still had a thick, chunky sole.



Platform shoes were worn by both men and women, and were often paired with flare jeans or trousers, flowing maxi dresses, or short, mini skirts.



They also were the perfect shoe style on the dance floor, with their eye-catching height and flashy design making them great for the disco and adding some flair to your outfit.


Vintage 70's platform boots and heels are still popular today, with many retro and vintage fashion enthusiasts collecting them as part of their wardrobe.

With 70’s and 90’s fashion influencing today's style, platform shoes are still being recreated today with a modern twist. 




Whether you're a die-hard 70's fashion girlie or just love the retro look, platform boots and heels are a must-have for any wardrobe.

If you're shopping for some groovy shoes, check out our 70's inspired platform shoes!


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They're comfortable, stylish, and add a touch of unique flair to any outfit. Embrace the iconic look of the 70s and add a pair of platform boots or heels to your shoe collection! 


How do you style your platform shoes? Leave a comment below!


Hope you enjoyed this summary of 70's platforms just as much as I did writing it! 

Peace & Love,

Lynsey from Nectarine Dreams

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