1. Platform sandals with very cool basket-weave heels by Charles Jourdan, 1975.

    Platform sandals with very cool basket-weave heels by Charles Jourdan, 1975.

  2. Amazing 1946 carved platform sandals by Ted Saval.

    Amazing 1946 carved platform sandals by Ted Saval.

  3. Chic cork platform sandals with ankle straps, by Edmée, 1941.

    Chic cork platform sandals with ankle straps, by Edmée, 1941.

  4. Ferragamo’s reintroduction of the platform led footwear to incredible heights in the early years of the 1940s, as clearly demonstrated by these incredible circa 1940 sandals by Victor.

    Ferragamo’s reintroduction of the platform led footwear to incredible heights in the early years of the 1940s, as clearly demonstrated by these incredible circa 1940 sandals by Victor.

  5. Another, slightly more practical, pair of 1938 Ferragamo wedge sandals.

    Another, slightly more practical, pair of 1938 Ferragamo wedge sandals.

  6. 1938 was an extraordinary year in the history of shoes thanks, mostly, to one man: Salvatore Ferragamo.
These amazing rainbow sandals (made by Ferragamo in 1938 for Judy Garland)  essentially reintroduced the platform shoe, absent since the early 18th century, to fashion.

    1938 was an extraordinary year in the history of shoes thanks, mostly, to one man: Salvatore Ferragamo.

    These amazing rainbow sandals (made by Ferragamo in 1938 for Judy Garland)  essentially reintroduced the platform shoe, absent since the early 18th century, to fashion.