Once in a while there comes something so bizarre it needs some attention. This is one of those crazy styles that thankfully didn't last that long.
High Heels That Were 0.6 Meters (2 Ft) Tall
Photo credit: Victoria And Albert Museum
In the Middle Ages, Florence was the style capital of the world. There, the ladies pulled out every stop to make sure that they looked good. No trend, though, compared to the dignity and beauty of wearing chopines, platform shoes with massive wooden heels that were sometimes more than 0.6 meters (2 ft) tall.
The look became so popular that it spread to men, too. Since people were essentially walking on stilts, getting around was pretty hard. But Florence’s fashionistas made do by hobbling with canes.
Most people outside of Florence thought that the look was ridiculous. Some even called it “sinfully vain.” The church, though, begrudgingly accepted it. At the very least, they accepted that wearing chopines kept women from dancing—and that, after all, was the worst sin of all.
If anything, the fashion back then was way far crazier back then, know what I mean?
Coffee out on the patio today!