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Before flatforms came the Spice Girls. Before them, disco. And before disco was Salvatore Ferregamo. And before him? The history of the platform shoe is long and storied, and it hasn't always been about fashion.
The sky-high shoe assisted royals in dodging Medieval muck, gave Greek thespians a much-needed boost on stage, and was actually outlawed at a certain point. Take a little trip with us as we walk (and hobble) through the history of the platform shoe. Trust — you'll never look at Litas the same way again.
Illustrations by Isabelle Rancier
Illustrated by Isabelle Rancier
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