Tuesday, December 11, 2012

High Fashion Shoes - 1966


This image from 1966 made quite an impression on my Facebook fan page yesterday.  Everyone fell in love with these shoes!   What strikes me is how wearable and comfortable these shoes look.  There's not a 5" spike heel or a platform in site.  You could actually wear these shoes to a party and stand up all night!  From left to right the shoes are by Christian Dior, Charles Jourdan, Charles Jourdan, and Roger Vivier.  Would you wear them?

6 comments:

Miss Rayne said...

I wear these styles quite a bit, you're right they are comforatble, particularly if you have wide feet as the square toes don't squish you.

Sallie said...

Oh my gosh! You bet I'd wear them!

Lavon said...

Wearable comfortable Designer shoes... Why did this go out of style!? Love them!

PetitePear said...

Absolutely! Oh, how I wish square toes were back in style so I can stock up on them. My square toed boots that I wear all the time has fallen apart.

deang said...

Low heels, even flat heels, were more fashionable than any other kind in the mid-1960s, due to the influence of Mary Quant and Courreges and sort of as a reaction to the stilted stillettoes of the 1950s and early 1960s. Squared, rounded, and blunt toes were part of the reaction against the dominant styles of the 50s, too. There had just been too many years of pointy toes and needle heels before that. A lot of people today, even fashion writers, don't realize this and will tend to show, say, a mid-60s Courreges minidress with sky-high heels like people wear today. That gets the look totally wrong.

Judith March said...

These would look great with most vintage dresses! The simplicity and modesty is refreshing. Cute post!

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