1973 | MAJOR CATASTROPHES | WINDOW SHOPPING IN KING'S ROAD | PART 2

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

Those high-fashioned, high platformed shoes tripping over the sidewalks of the nation this season would seem to rate a more critical safety appraisal, suggests the Health Insurance Institute. 
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts of Manhattan points out that most of the straps on platform shoes are one-piece affairs encircling the ankle and making for an unstable gait.
"It is," says Dr. Roberts, "the potential for a major catastrophe." 
Schenectady Gazette, NY - June 20, 1973


1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

"She's going to kill herself by jumping off her platform shoes"

1973 - Joke of the day


1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Casuccio & Scalera (Mugnano, Naples) in King's Road

1973 | Casuccio & Scalera (Mugnano, Naples) for Loris Azzaro
As seen in Killer Heels exhibits | Brooklyn Museum | dated 1974 - 1979

On loan from The Bata Shoe Museum

Driving instructors in Lancashire, England, forbid their students to wear platforms while behind the wheel as learners.

Podiatrists, doctors who staff emergency services and driving instructors in the U.S., England and Australia agree that the clogs and clunkers are a menace, both to the wearer and to those who loom in her path.

Baldwinsville NY Messenger - January 1974


1973 | Casuccio & Scalera (Mugnano, Naples) in King's Road

1973 | Casuccio & Scalera (Mugnano, Naples) | detail
Source: Ars Sutoria magazine

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road


Meanwhile at Harrods, August 1973






PART 1
1973 | SUPREMELY DANGEROUS
PLATFORM SHOES IN KING'S ROAD


 

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