Platform sandals belong to one of the oldest shoe shapes in the world, the sandal, the in almost all cultural areas of men, women and children of all social classes becomes. Since high-heeled shoes are, with a few exceptions, considered women’s shoes in Germany, platform sandals are only offered in women’s shoes and therefore in the standard shoe sizes for women. You can still find models for men or women with very large feet in special fetish stores that also have platform sandals for people with larger feet for sale.
The platform heel – a true classic
The platform heel, unlike other types of heels such as the wedge heel, has a relatively old heel shape as early as the 15th century in England Spain, Italy and France caused a sensation and at that time among the Terms Zoccoli or stilt shoe sold. In its earlier form, the stiletto shoe consisted of the actual shoe and a block of wood, the plateau, where the block of wood was strapped under the soles and the legs were optically stretched. At that time, the shoe trend was reserved for women. Depending on the culture and time, the platform was also viewed as acceptable by men, for example in the days of glam rock and the hippie movement or in the techno and rave scene that was still active. These days, the height of the plateau is usually much more moderate than the Zoccoli shoes, which can be up to 20 inches high and the heel itself is no longer tied from the outside of the shoe but is built into the shoe.
A platform heel is now glued or welted to shoes and gives the shoe stability and the wearer a good walking comfortPlatform heels are very popular today and are combined with a variety of basic shoe shapes such as ankle boots, boots or sneakers. Platform sandals, which form a long leg without restricting walking comfort too much, are very popular for summer and the associated temperatures. Through the continuous sole and such very large surface There is a better distribution of body weight, like in a stiletto or funnel heel, so that the feet do not tire as easily and the Risk of kinking less is. The platform of the sandals can be relatively flat and so the sole thickness for everyday shoes is usually three to five centimeters, while models with a high heel of ten inches can be found in stores for the evening or special occasions. An additional paragraph can be combined to match this, providing additional centimeters. This makes the unisex sandal a playful or exciting women’s shoe that creates a great leg line and draws the eye to the legs.
That in the shoe trade usual heights of up to ten inches can still be outbid. Those who like it even more unusual can find sandals with platform soles in special stores for fetish use between ten and 23 centimeters high are. However, due to their size, these models are less intended for everyday use, as standing and walking are not restricted.