Today on the Bangs & Blush Blog, we're looking into the best trends of the sixties when it comes to one of our most favorite things in the entire world: shoes!
Winklepickers & Beatle Boots
According to headoverheelshistory.com, the biggest trends in the sixties for men were leather booties that hit the ankle or below, which most of the time had a square Cuban heel, and a pointy toe. Chelsea's were also really hot. But these shoes (below), I just found out were always called "winklepickers"; bad-ass.
|the boys who brought us the beatle boots|
Ladies Knee-High Boots
The mod and go-go trend of the 60's that we all know and love was a huge introduction to ladies knee-high boots; most popular being ones made of vinyl and plastic in bright colours and most popularly, white. With the hard-hitting birth of the mini-skirt taking the fashion world by storm at the time, what was better matching with a short skirt than some killer, platform knee-high boots? Va va voom!
|the go-go goddess herself, nancy sinatra|
Penneys, Loafers and Leather "Casuals"
The librarian look was in! Loafers were being worn by women again, having been heavily introduced in the 40's, but the heels varied in heights and the ornamental design was taken up a notch! Here we were starting to see shoes being made in wild colours and materials for a mass public for the first time.
Slingback "Flatties", or Flats
The Flats for women were on the way to what they are today, but kitten heels were very in vogue and the Slingbacks (the little band that wraps around your upper heel instead of a complete, intact shoe back) were the hottest thing to have. Imagine this with a pair of brightly coloured tights? They were the "it" shoe, for sure.
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