The History of Footwear: A Timeline Flashback

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Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of footwear.

1920’s — The 1920’s were about  the fashionable flapper, flaunting short hair, short skirts, and risqué shoes with kitten heels.

1940’s — During WWII with nationalism at a height, footwear took a backseat and fashion lacked the importance it held in the 1920’s.

1960’s— Rightfully named the swingin’ 60’s, with Twiggy as a style icon women wanted to change the world (and fashion).

1980’s — Think leg warmers, shoulder pads, big hair, and jellies (yes, the jellies that made your feet sweat).

1990’s — The Spice Girls took the music and the fashion world by storm, bringing the UK to the US and along with them, platforms.

Today — Fashion bloggers and magazine editors dictate what’s in style and according to these “know-it-alls” Jeffrey Campbell Litas and flatforms are here to stay. The flatforms along with the Dr. Martens are a revivial of footwear from the past– flatforms are the new platform and Dr. Martens are no longer stuck in the 90’s. Along with the trend of bloggers dictating style comes celebrities engaging in footwear designs, including Rachel Zoe, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Perez Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and more.

What’s next?

By: Ashley Tschudin

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