Shoes with heels to the most comfortable do not belong. Even if they are well contoured and do not hurt us anywhere, they make the legs get tired faster, the blood supply to the feet is hindered and the feet are unnaturally bent. However, some of us have to wear heels every day (eg when dresscode at work requires it), others want to look good and others just like heels. However, we do not always want or can afford to walk in high heels all day long but we still want to add a few centimeters. Fortunately, there is advice! Heels and wedges come to us with help!
The history of platforms and stilettos begins in ancient Greece and more specifically in theaters. The ancient theaters could accommodate up to several thousand spectators, so the actors, so that they could be seen from a distance, wore wedges. These first wedges were made of several layers of leather.
In the fifteenth century in Venice appeared chopines. They were shoes on a platform that reached even 22 cm in height! They served ladies to protect their dresses from mud and earth. Apparently, just chopines inspired Roger Viver, who in the late 30s of the twentieth century to create shoes on the platform.
However, what are the platforms without wedges? Also at the end of the 1930s, and precisely in 1937, the Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo introduced a revolutionary new shoe to the market: a wedge shoe that uses a solidly constructed heel with a triangular shape.
The first person who combined both innovative solutions was an eccentric Italian designer - Elsa Schiaparelli. It was her in 1939. She presented shoes combining wedges and platforms. This model very quickly adopted and spread among the women's tracking trends. In the 1940s, heavy wedges were a balance for airy, chiffon dresses and fashionable then-woolly wool hats.
However, in the 70's wedges and platforms have gained popularity. In summer, platforms were worn and wedges in the winter. They fit perfectly with wide bells - they lengthened the figure in a natural way. Since then, the popularity of wedges and platforms has not decreased, on the contrary.
In the 1990s, the revolutionary Vivenne Westwood designed black, lacquered, studded shoes on incredibly high platforms. However, a few seasons ago Isabel Marant introduced to the market, breaking records of the popularity of sneakers on wedges, which all women who want to combine sports style with casual wear loved.
Let's not forget about British genius, Alexander McQueen, who designed Lady Gaga's favorite shoes called "battleships" or, as some say, lobster or cancer boots. It was probably the strangest but also the most innovative application of platforms in the history of fashion.
Do not forget about wedge shoes, which are the perfect solution for spring walks!