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

1973 | King's Road, London


LATEST SHOES ARE TRIPPING EVERYWHERE 
Though they seem to have passed milady's esthetic test, they apparently do not sit well with many foot specialists. 
Dr. Monroe Jacobs, president of the Podiatry Association of the State of New York, calls them "supremely dangerous" and "not conducive to the normal function of walking." 
Schenectady Gazette, NY - June 20, 1973


1973 | King's Road, London

1973 | King's Road, London

The London of dreams is Swinging London: the King’s Road of rainbow-crested punks and Austin Powers; tourists on the zebra crossing at Abbey Road; Big Ben and the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus. It is more specifically the West End, which has been the cosmopolitan centre of London for 300 years … 
Barry Miles
[from: London Calling - Atlantic Books, 2010]


1973 | King's Road, London

1973 | King's Road, London | Detail

1973 | King's Road, London

1973 | King's Road, London

1973 | King's Road, London | Detail

There was no way out. We had no inspiration, musical or nonmusical, until the band started. Before the Pistols, me and the boys used to like to walk up and down King’s Road, where people would be buying all of this ridiculous fashion gear. There we would be, these ugly monsters right in the middle of it. That was the place to be, the fashion center of London. 
John Lydon
[From: Rotten. No Irish - No Blacks - No Dogs - Picador, 1994]


1973 | King's Road, London

1973 | King's Road, London | Detail

1973 | Platform shoes in King's Road
Photograph: Pierluigi Omodeo Salé

1973 | SO RARE: non-platform shoes in King's Road


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


November 1973
From: Watertown NY Daily Timers

 

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