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1940s Platform Shoes

1940s Brown Beaded Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Brown Beaded Platform Shoes Size 6 US
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Brown Suede Platform Shoes, 7M
Located in Alford, MA
Hard-to-find 1940s brown suede platform shoes with brown leather leaf appliqués on instep and heel
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Black Suede and Silver Detailed Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Black Suede and Silver Detailed Platform Shoes Size 6.5
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1940s American Shoes

1940s tan crocodile open toe platform wedge shoes, sz 38
Located in London, GB
1940s tan crocodile open toe platform wedge shoes ca. 1940-1949
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1940s Singaporean Shoes

1940s Brown Suede Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s brown suede sling-back peep-toe platform heels with bras buckles, leather soles and a 4 inch
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1940s Shoes

1940s Brown Suede Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s brown suede sling-back peep-toe platformed heels with top-stitched edges. The heels measure 4
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1940s Shoes

Brazilian Leather 1940s Novelty Peep Toe Platform Heels Piano Key Vintage Shoes
Located in Portland, OR
This is a very rare pair of 1940's platform piano key shoes with 3" heels. These collectible
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1940s Brazilian Heels

1940s Cocoa Brown Suede Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s cocoa brown colored suede sling-back peep-toe heels with a sensible platform, 3.5 inch heel
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1940s Shoes

1940s Brown Suede Beaded Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s brown suede sling-back peep-toe platform heels with copper-toned beading in leaf patter on
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1940s Shoes

1940s Black Suede and Mesh Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s black suede sling-back peep-toe platform heels with mesh inserts, brass buckle, and a pleated
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1940s Shoes

1940s Beleganti Dark Brown Alligator Platform High Heels
By Beleganti
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Beleganti Dark Brown Alligator Platform High Heels Size 7 Hand made with leather sole.
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1940s American Shoes

Delman Painted Gold Paisley Leather Platform Carmen Miranda Sandals - 6.5, 1940s
By Delman
Located in Tucson, AZ
Herman Delman was the glitterati's preferred footwear designer in the 1940s and 50s, having made
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1940s American Shoes

40's Brown Suede Platform
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940's Brown Suede Platform Measures 9 inches from toe to heel. Platform is 2inches high, heel is 5
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1940s Unknown Shoes

40s Green Snake Platform Heel
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s green snake and brown suede platform heels. Peep-toe with elasticated ankle strap and gold
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1940s Shoes

Troylings Green Leather Peep Toe Pumps, Circa 1940s
By Troylings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
gorgeous vintage peep toe heels green leather adjustable ankle straps art deco vamp platform base
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1940s American Shoes

40s Alligator High Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s alligator slingback platform heels. Heel height: 4" Palm of foot: 3 1/4"
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1940s Shoes

NEW Charlotte Olympia Black Velvet Spider Cobb Loafers Slippers 38
By Charlotte Olympia
Located in Switzerland, CH
Olympia Dellal channels the glamour of the 1940s for her Charlotte Olympia collection of shoes. The London
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2010s Italian Slippers

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40s Purple Suede & Leather Peep Toe Ankle Strap Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
40s purple suede & leather ankle strap heels. Gold tone buckles at side of straps. Measurements: Insole: 9 1/4" Palm of the Foot: 2 1/2" Heel Height: 3 1/2"
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1940s Shoes

50s Red Peep-toe Slingback Heel
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Red Peep-toe Slingback Heel
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1950s Unknown Shoes

50s Alligator Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s alligator slingback peeptoe heels. Leather sole. Palm of foot: 3" Heel height: 3 1/2" Insole: 9 3/4"
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1950s American Shoes

50s Alligator Heels
50s Alligator Heels
Size: 6 1/2 M
50s Red Mexican Hand-Tooled Leather Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Red Mexican Hand-Tooled Leather Heels. Excellent condition, never worn. 2" heel. Marked US size 5 1/2" (narrow). 2 3/4" palm of foot.
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1950s Mexican Shoes

40s Light Blue Canvas Wedges
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s wedges in a light denim-tone wash. Peeptoe slingbacks. Elasticated front strap embellished with gold tone studs. Canvas insole. Suede leather sole. Comes with original advertis...
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1940s Shoes

40s Platform Ankle Strap Heels with Colorful Leather & Studded Embellishments
By Beleganti
Located in San Francisco, CA
40s silk platform ankle strap heels with colorful leather & studded embellishments. Leather soles. One inch of elastic at the back of the heel allows for some give. Measureme...
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1940s Shoes

Delman Brown Suede Open-Toe Shoes, c.1950
By Delman
Located in Alford, MA
Sophisticated and elegant late 1940s-early 1950s brown suede pumps featuring an open toe, chunky heel, and large grosgrain bow centering a tortoise ornament. Made by Delman for Bergd...
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Mid-20th Century American Shoes

1930 Art Deco Golden Silk Net & Sequin Hollywood Starlet Gown
Located in Gresham, OR
A divine 1930s Hollywood Starlet Gown: Spaghetti straps, gathered bust radiates down to the hem in golden sequined rays on gold silk tulle netting! Gold satin lining fabric, side sn...
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1930s American Evening Gowns

A Christian Dior Lace Couture Gown Collection Ligne Oblique (?) Circa 1950
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Ligne Oblique Collection (?) Circa 1948/1950 Paris France A Collectible Calais black lace cocktail or ceremonial dress by Christian Dior. Black and white transparency effect obtaine...
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1950s French Evening Gowns

Prada Black Cutout Patent Trim Dress, 1990s
By Miuccia Prada, Prada
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Fashion is about revision and remixing just as much as it is about novelty and innovation. Season after season, Prada consistently captures both of these key elements, creating uniqu...
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

New Fendi Karl Lagerfeld Ad Runway Fur and Suede Platform Boots Booties Sz 39
By Fendi
Located in Leesburg, VA
Fendi Fur Boots by Karl Lagerfeld Brand New * Euro: 39 * Stunning Beaver Fur Lines the Front and the Inside of the Boots * Soft Taupe Nubuck Leather * Zips up the Back * 1.25" Fron...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shoes

A Rare François Pinet Pair of Shoes in Leather French Circa 1935
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1935 England Rare pair of shoes in leather for collection signed François Pinet, famous luxury bootmaker in Paris and London and dating from the 1930s. These shoes were accomp...
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1930s French Shoes

A Rare François Pinet Pair of Shoes in Leather French Circa 1935
A Rare François Pinet Pair of Shoes in Leather French Circa 1935
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Size: Equivalent French Size 35/36
Vintage 1920's Spiderweb Cut-Out Novelty Black & Red Leather Deco Shoes w/ Box
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning pair of authentic spiderweb novelty leather shoes dating back to the mid 1920's. Believe it or not, they even come with their original Harris Shoe Store box covered with a m...
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1920s American Shoes

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld metallic silver leather sheath dress, fw 1999
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel metallic silver lambskin leather sheath dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ V-neck ▪ 2 front pockets ▪ Top stitch seams with raw edge ▪ Curved seaming accentuates the wai...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1947 Alligator Brown Sling Back Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1947 Alligator Brown Sling Back Heels. Brown alligator sling back heels with peep-toe and bow embellishment. Buckle closure.
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1940s Shoes

1930s Burgundy Alligator Sling-Back Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s Burgundy red alligator peep toe sling-back lace up heels with a modest 1.5 inch high heel in a contrasting black. These shoes have a leather sole and are completely handmade.
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1930s Shoes

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1940s White Suede Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s White Suede Platform Shoes Size 7.5 US
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1940s Shoes

1940s Gold Snakeskin Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Gold Snakeskin Platform Shoes Mint condition never worn and absolutly gorgeous '40s
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1940s American Shoes

1940s BLACK SUEDE/WHITE LEATHER PLATFORM SHOES
Located in Alford, MA
Fabulous black suede platforms shoes with white leather 1/2-inch platform and appliqué strip across
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1940s Shoes

1940s Peep Toe Platforms
Located in San Francisco, CA
Red, white and blue 1940s peep toe platforms. Size is close to an American 3 1/2 Measurements
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1940s Shoes

1940's Colorful Snakeskin & Suede Peep-Toe Platform High Heels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These eye-catching 1940's high-heels from "Joseph Salon Shoes" are wearable art at it's finest
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1940s Shoes

1970's Sexy Ruby-Red Snakeskin & Suede Peep-Toe Platform Shoes
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ties and peep-toe design. A disco re-interpretation of the famous 1940's platform! These shoes will
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1970s Shoes

Belegante 1940s Green Snakeskin Heeled Slingback Shoes with Peep Toe US size 5.5
Located in London, GB
These incredible 1940s green snakeskin slingback shoes are designed by Belegante NYC and are of
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1940s American Shoes

Spectacular 40s Delman Platforms Attributed to Vivier
By Delman
Located in Gresham, OR
These spectacular 1940s lace-up platform day shoes are truly museum-worthy! A wonderfully creative
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1940s American Shoes

70s Platform Snakeskin Sandals in 40s Style
Located in Gresham, OR
Great 70s platform snakeskin sandals by Levant and made in Spain with a 1940s flair. Marked 8 1/2.
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1970s Spanish Shoes

1980's Sonia Rykiel Cotton Tropical Print Dress
By Sonia Rykiel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sonia Rykiel conjured up the 1940's with this 1980's cotton dress and the results are fabulous to
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1980s French Princess Cut Dresses

1940s Beaded Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Beaded Platform Shoes. Beautiful cotton candy studded suede platform shoes. There are
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1940s Shoes

1940s Green Lizard Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Green Lizard Platform Shoes Size 5.5 US
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Silk Polkadot Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Silk Polkadot Platform Shoes These gorgeous shoes are a completely wearable at a size 8
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1940s Shoes

1940s Suede And Mesh Platform Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Suede And Mesh Platform Shoes Size 8.5 US
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1940s Unknown Shoes

1940s Brown Suede Platform Pineapple Shoes
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Brown Suede Platform Pineapple Shoes Size 8 N
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1940s American Shoes

1940s John Marino Platform Shoes - Size 8
Located in Austin, TX
1940s John Marino Black Velvet with beading platform shoes - Size 8. Condition: Very good, minor
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Exotic Snakeskin Peep Toe Ankle Strap Platform Shoes
Located in University City, MO
1940s Exotic snakeskin peep toe ankle strap platform shoes The stylish retro ankle strap
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1940s American Shoes

Incredible David Evins Vintage 1940s Rhinestone Silk Satin Platform Shoes 8A 37
By Evins
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely incredible museum-quality vintage 40s silk satin platform shoes with colorful prong set
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Green Suede Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Green Suede Platform Heels with peep toe, accent cut outs, and a criss-cross ankle strap.
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1940s Shoes

1940s black suede peep toe studded sling back platform high heel shoes 7 1/2M
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1940s black suede peep toe studded platform high heel shoes...Original 1940s black suede silver
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1940s American Shoes

1940s Beleganti Alligator Platform High Heels
By Beleganti
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Beleganti Alligator Platform High Heels Size 8 N
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1940s American Shoes

1970's Black & White Wingtips Patent-Leather Platform Shoes
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
lace-up ties and wingtip design. A disco re-interpretation of the famous 1940's platform! These shoes
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1970s English Shoes

1940s Pink Ankle Strap Peep Toe Platform
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dusty pink suede 1940s ankle strap peep toe platform heel. Approximately size 5 1/2 US
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1940s Shoes

1940s Navy Leather Sling-Back Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Navy blue leather sling-back peep-toe platform heels with decorative cut outs, and a sculpted
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1940s Shoes

1940s Navy Leather Sling-Back Platform Heels
1940s Navy Leather Sling-Back Platform Heels
Size: 6.5 Narrow to 7 Very Narrow
1940s Brown Suede Platform Heels with Gold Lurex Braiding
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s brown suede sling-back peep-toe platform heels with metallic gold lurex braiding. The sling
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1940s Shoes

1940s Black Suede and Soft Brass Colored Satin Platform Heels
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s custom made black suede and gathered soft brass colored stain platform heels with peep-toe
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1940s Shoes

40s Black Suede Platforms
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s suede platforms in black with multicolor leather detail. Perforation detail on side, bow
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1940s American Shoes

Amazing Platforms Red Suede with Metallic Accents
Located in New York, NY
. Maker: Henry Waters, Size 8N, 25mm long x 7mm width. 1940's USA. Amazing museum quality condition, not
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1940s American Shoes

40s Navy Suede Peeptoe Platforms w/ Metallic Leaf Details
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s navy suede peeptoe platforms with metallic leaf details. 1" platform. Size 5.
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1940s American Shoes

Miu Miu Platform Wedge Leather Sandals With Tropical Motif 37.5
By Miu Miu
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exoticism prevails in these C.2000 platform wedge shoes from Miu Miu. The dark brown leather upper
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Early 2000s Italian Shoes

Tabitha Simmons Brand New 1940s Style Tan / Brown / Nude Stacked Heels Sz. 36.5
By Tabitha Simmons
Located in San Diego, CA
throughout. Stacked heel, with a hidden platform. Can easily be dressed up or down. Matches practically any
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2010s Italian Heels

1940s Amazing Leather and Satin Wedge Ball Shoes
Located in Milan, Italy
These gorgeous 1940s sandals will add a playful touch to your wardrobe. They are made with a gray
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1940s Italian Shoes

Terry de Haviland Vintage Platforms
By Terry de Havilland
Located in New Hope, PA
snakeskin platform shoes are from the 1970's but they clearly refernce the platform shoes of the 1940's with
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1970s English Shoes

Newton Elkins for Bonwit Teller 1940's Black Silk and Gold Kid Evening Sandals
By Bonwit Teller
Located in New Hope, PA
These lovely black silk evening shoes have nine leather backed silk straps, set on an angle, above
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1940s American Shoes

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1940s Platform Shoes For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of 1940s platform shoes. For 1940s platform shoes, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Beige, Gray and more in stock now. Finding appealing 1940s platform shoes such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Beleganti, Delman and Evins each produced popular versions that are worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are 1940s Platform Shoes?

On average, 1940s platform shoes on 1stDibs sell for $268, while they’re typically $119 on the low end and $1,450 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Finding the Right shoes for You

Whether they’re Hermès sandals, black Jimmy Choo boots, ivory-leather-and-pink-daisy heels by sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin platform pumps, you can find your next pair of legendary luxury vintage and designer shoes today on 1stDibs.

Shoes offered by the likes of Versace, Chanel, Charles Jourdan or Prada are integral to completing your carefully orchestrated street-style or evening ensemble these days, but footwear wasn’t always the big deal it is for your average Adidas enthusiast.

The decorative floor-length gowns that upper-class women of the 18th century wore meant that their shoes, then likely featuring high curved heels finished with woven or embroidered silks — a sharp contrast to the heavy, rudimentary form of the era’s footwear for men — were partially or entirely obscured by the base of their ornate dresses. What good is fashion if it’s tucked away?

Our modern age’s legions of sneakerheads might have trouble tracking down a pair of black-and-gold vintage Jordans but can at least fill their dream closets with original Adidas Gazelles or 1980s New Balances if they put the time in, while 1990s-era Prada pumps or a good pair of mid-20th-century jewel-tone heels in satin or silk haven’t lost their allure with today’s nostalgic fashionistas.

A pair of shoes can commemorate an achievement, mark an important trip overseas and is sometimes a rich manifestation of a hard-won physical feat. On 1stDibs, find Chanel flats or two-tone heels, Christian Dior pumps, vintage Margiela Tabi boots and many more designer shoes today.

Questions About 1940s Platform Shoes
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, platform shoes are not from the ‘70s. Platform shoes have been around for centuries, with origins in Greek theater. Salvatore Ferragamo popularized the footwear again in the 1930s with his rainbow-soled design. Find vintage and contemporary platform shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Platform shoes came into style during the 1960s and 70s and remained popular into the 1980s. However, the shoes first debuted during the 1930s. Contemporary footwear designers continue to produce platforms. You'll find a selection of vintage shoes on 1stDibs.