Posts tagged "chopines"

The Higher The Platform Shoe, The Closer To God

It turns out women have always submitted their feet to extreme fashion. This is a picture of a woman in Damascas, Syria, in 1873. Notice anything weird about her outfit? Oh, yeah -- she's wearing sky-high platform shoes. Those platforms, known as "chopines," were designed to protect women's shoes and dresses from being sullied o…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 13, 2010