The History of High Heels

Elegant, sexy, sexy, sometimes horribly uncomfortable and nevertheless indispensable for the wardrobe of most women – high heels, identified correctly only from 10 cm heel height as such are.
Who believes that high-heeled shoes are an achievement of recent decades, is wrong, because of the effect of high heels, women in ancient Egypt were already aware. Precursor of the later stilettos from the year 1000 b.c. have been discovered in a tomb in Thebes.
In the year 1400 ad platform soles had their grand entrance, chopines first mentioned, whose soles up to 40 cm and were higher. The height of the shoes at the time apparently was an indicator of the status of the wearer. Actually, there’s a treatise of a dancing master, that should teach the ladies how to correctly and even danced in stilt shoes. Another thing is that the majority of carriers of chopines had to however be supported by 2 Handmaids…
Thank God this trend did not continue into the 20th century. In the 17th century, the plateau sole was replaced by hook-like paragraphs.Now, we have prepared for you a little time travel. We look at us, what had to offer the past decades of fashionable heel shoes!

The Roaring Twenties: Appearance Of T-Strap Pumps

After clothes were no longer ruching in the 20s, one could confront even more intensively the vintage footwear. After leather schnuerstiefeln with semi-deep paragraph called “Louis”, T-strap shoes and Mary of Jane’s had their grand entrance.
Due to the t-shaped straps over the instep and the paragraph in an hourglass shape shoes were suitable perfectly to dance, which is why Charleston and T-straps go together like Yin and Yang.

30s: Without Sales, Anything Goes

Even if the ‘typical’ high heels with a paragraph of 10 cm and more in the 20s and 30s in women with academic degrees were frowned upon, because they were reserved for the Revue dancers, each shoe of this period with a small was actually up semi-high paragraph (< = 5 cm) fitted. This was true even for sports shoes.
The small hole pattern and cut-outs, were decorated with the still modern T-straps were especially typical of the 30s. Also Mary Janes with a belt of the restraints were further said that although the straps now wider were something than in the 1920s. The trend colour summer shoe was definitely white, followed by pastel colors.
Since however in the time of economic crisis was also short of the leather, it would have been almost the elegant shoes the leather, had there been no Salvatore Ferragamo, who developed a sole made of Cork. Charles Jourdan, Ferragamo and André Perugia vied for the development of a finer and more elegant paragraph. Ferragamo, Jourdan and Vivier are also called when it comes to the actual ‘invention’ of the high heels. Roger Vivier, who worked for Christian Dior in Paris, improved sales, he gave him the form of a comma and thus invented the stiletto heel. Famous fans of his creations were for example Brigitte Bardot and Ava Gardner. Ferragamo in turn was one of Marilyn Monroe to his most loyal customers, who owned the 40 pairs of his shoes.

1940s: These Boots Are Made For Walking

In the 1940s, the motto was: main thing convenient. We owe this epoch the wedges, which thanks to wedge heels are cute to look at as well as have a certain level of comfort. Slingback pumps with a heel strap, Espadrilles (light summer slip shoes made of linen with soles of identities fibre), ankle straps and Mary Janes were the fashionable companions. Bobble and thick leather flowers are typical accessories of the shoes of the 40s.

1950s: Hello High Heels

Undoubtedly, high heels had their wedding in the 50s. Movie stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Catherine Deneuve, models such as Brigitte Bardot and Royals such as Queen Soraya led to their popularity. First high heels were considered as a rebellion against the masculine 40s, then after a while of the more or less successful foraging balancing that were kitten heels. These are characterised by a heel height between 3 and 5 cm of Audrey Hepburn highly esteemed pumps, Slingbacks or sandals, and were carried out by Jackie Kennedy and Doris Day to costumes and narrow Capri pants.
The predominant colors of shoe fashion of the 50s were black and Brown, at least one color. It could be also glittering gold and dark silver evening shoes. Soft leather and reptile skin were popular materials in manufacturing.

1960s: More Color For The Shoe World

Definitely the high heels in the 1960s not more easily had it: on the one hand, because of the emerging feminism refused high heels (the woman takes pain when wearing and injury on himself, to present itself as a sex symbol), on the other hand criticism of doctors was loud first, which pointed to the health hazards when wearing high heels.
Mary Janes, the indestructible strappy shoes, there were now in all imaginable colours of the Rainbow. Flat sneakers were worn also. Colour blocking and wild patterns were alike cavort on clothes and shoes.