While platform shoes aren’t necessarily a bygone product of the past, they certainly don’t make ’em quite like they used to! The colors, the height, the intricate styles, all of which helped timestamp some of our favorite looks firmly in the late 60’s and early 70’s. We couldn’t help but smile after stumbling across this archival footage from the 70s. In it, a camera crew asks everyday people what they think about the latest fashion trend. “Ridiculous…and highly dangerous,” exclaimed one police officer when asked how he felt about them.
Whether you loved them or hated them, there’s no denying that platform shoes played a pivotal role in the fashion of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Get a blast from the past in the following clip from Vintage Fashions, and share your memories in the comments below! Did you wear platform shoes? If so, how high did yours go?