Decades of Women’s Fashion: Shoes From the 50’s to Now

We’ve come a long way in fashion, and our styles are constantly evolving today. Let's take a look back into the decades that inspired fashion today!

Prior to the ’50s, skirts were becoming shorter, so women’s fashion paid more attention to shoes. Styles like loafers, saddle shoes, and stilettos were very popular.

A vintage ad for women's loafers

In the ’60s, boots of all lengths and styles increased in popularity. These boots, whether ankle length or knee length, had a heel.

A vintage ad for Go Go boots

In the ’70s, these boots began to become longer with taller heels, as skirts became shorter. Platform and block heels also became common. Clogs were worn as well because of how comfortable they were. Shoes also had rounded edges.

Some fun platform shoes

Although tennis shoes and sneakers had been a bit popular in the past decades, the ’80s took high tops to another level by incorporating neon colors. These sneakers became more popular because of how famous aerobic exercise became through celebrities like Jane Fonda.

Some previously popular designs such as the platform heel and boots came back in the ’90s. Combat boots also became quite popular.

2000s fashion was a combination of all the popular designs of the past. Some new styles, such as animal print or the UGG boot were introduced as well.

In the 2010s, wedge heels and sneakers remained very popular. Brands like Converse, Vans, and Adidas became even more widely worn.

One thing that has remained constant: custom designs in fashion have always remained popular. You can be a part of this trend by purchasing your own custom-designed shoes from 12 Kicks today!



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