Platform shoes can be traced back centuries and have an extensive history. Ancient civilizations used platform shoes for various reasons. It is believed that platform shoes were worn in Ancient
Greece to enhance the appearance of theatre actors and actresses.
Today, not much has changed. People wear platform shoes for fashion reasons. Many women claim that wearing platform shoes makes their legs appear longer and thinner. Some wish for the additional inches that they feel enhance their appearance. In today's Western Culture, it is the tall thin model that is portrayed as beautiful and sexy, so naturally, platform shoes are a cheap, effective way to enhance their appearance. Wedge style platform shoes are also very popular. Sexy sandal style platform shoes can be worn with nice evening attire. Platform shoes are available in any style or color in wide price ranges. While platform shoes are quite the fashion trend, learning to walk in them can be a challenge.
It is believed that platform shoes were worn in Ancient Greece to enhance the appearance of theatre actors and actresses. In the 16th century, it is believed that Europeans worn platform shoes to keep their feet clean and dry in the muddy streets.