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The Fate of the Platforms | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Fate of the Platforms

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Hey Manolo,

Just want to preface that I absolutely love your fashion blog (but I bet you hear that all the time)! But anyway, as I was perusing the latest issue of Vogue, I ran into a little article about how platforms are coming to an end ( A New Altitude p352). Is this true? Will my 5′ 3/4″ frame never again surpass the average height for women?

What are you thoughts?


Fresh from the internets this very morning, the Manolo gives you the John Galliano’s Fall 2007 ready-to-wear collection from the Dior.

Yes, the platforms they are not completely yet out.

Although, to judge from the height and the color and the excessive strappiness we have moved from the restrained and classical period of the platforms into the final decadant period before they leave the scene for the few years. You have until perhaps the end of the year to enjoy them.

The Manolo has spoken.

10 Responses to “The Fate of the Platforms”

  1. linda grant February 27, 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    And replacing them will be what?

  2. johnnycake February 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    Podiatrists everywhere will be devastated to see those ankle-breakers go.

  3. Jane February 27, 2007 at 7:09 pm #

    This colletction is fated to be remembered as the Crocs of l’Haut Couture.

  4. BootsGalore February 27, 2007 at 8:02 pm #

    There’s no way to say this nicely: Those shoes are just ugly.

    It is the last gasping breath.

  5. roz February 27, 2007 at 8:38 pm #

    My personal opinion is that you can always rock a 1940’s retro platform look and get away with it. The 1970’s platform look is a little harder to do with a straight face.

    The shoes above are just for drama…. aren’t they??? I mean, they can’t be for real.

  6. Malnurtured Snay February 27, 2007 at 11:39 pm #

    Them’s sure is a whole ton load of ugly shoes.

  7. nursemyra February 28, 2007 at 5:23 am #

    Is it my imagination working overtime or do those heels on the bottom right resemble carrots?

  8. Dawn February 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm #

    Those blue ankle boots remind me of the heeled version something from a Mickey Mouse cartoon.

  9. Kristy Victoria March 1, 2007 at 9:51 am #


    Most days I wear platforms that put those to shame. They are undoubtedly real. ;)

  10. Sandra March 3, 2007 at 7:20 pm #

    This is proof positive that people in the fashion industry just don’t know what to invent anymore; I guess that’s why taking platform shoes to the next cartoonish level seemed like a brilliant idea at the time…