- A ‘stiletto’ heel is a long, thin, high heel found on boots and shoes.
- Named after the stiletto dagger.
- Year: 1930’s
2. KITTEN HEEL
- A kitten heel is a short stiletto heel with a slight curve setting the heel in from the back edge of the shoe.
- Popularized by Audrey Hepburn.
- Year: late 1950’s
- Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with an obvious thick sole, the heel is raised significantly higher than the ball of the foot.
- Famous predecessor: Zoccoli in Venice.
- Year: 1960’s
4. PEEP TOE
- A peep-toe shoe is a woman’s shoe in which there is an opening at the toe-box which allows the toes to show.
- Popular in the 1940s but disappeared by the 1960s.
- The pump is a closed, low-cut shoe with one or more straps across the instep.
- Also known as ‘Court Shoe’ (For Men) & ‘Mary Jane’ (For Women).
- Year: 1920’s
- Mule is a style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the foot’s heel.
- FACT – Mules were bedroom slippers and not worn out in public in ancient Rome.
- Year: 15th Century
7. KNEE HIGH BOOTS
- Knee-high boots are boots that rise to the knee, or slightly there under or over.
- Famous in the 1960s & the 1970s.
- Year: 1950’s
7. ANKLE STRAP
- The strap that reached toward the ankle from the center or backside of heels to a horizontal strap circling the ankle.
- Popularized in the year 1920s.
- Year: 1930’s -1940’s (Famous)
8. THIGH HIGH BOOTS
- Thigh High Boots are boots that extend above the knees to at least mid-thigh.
- In the 15th Century were used by Men for riding a horse and later adopted by women.
- Year: 1980’s
- Wedgies are shoes and boots with a sole in the form of a wedge, such that one piece of material, normally rubber, serves as both the sole and the heel.
- The design dates back to ancient Greeks.
- Wedgies for women were popularized by ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’.
- Year: Late 1930’s
If you are not a heel’s person, then whatever, comfort & sneakers never goes out of style !
- Sneakers have been an important part of hip hop and rock ‘n roll cultures since the 1970s.