The Evils of Stilettos in 1961

Institute of English Misses, Bamberg, Germany, October, 1961

Institute of English Misses, Bamberg, Germany, October, 1961

I found this image on the Shoe Icons virtual shoe museum website that shows women removing their stiletto shoes before entering an historic building where their metal rod reinforced heels would leave pock mark impressions in the original floors.

The damage caused by stiletto heels was a problem the Louvre solved around the same time as this photo by requiring female visitors to wear plastic caps over the top lifts of their shoes. This idea was recently revived by the company Solemates.

Fadshions – 1964 Beatles fashions

Men’s ankle boots with elastic gores and Cuban heels became known as Chelsea or Beatles boots in 1964, but that same year there were more than just boots inspired by the Beatles: