Mens Platform Shoes
Platform shoes have been around since the 1300s, but it wasn't until the l970s that platform shoes became available for men. For a flashback into the l970s or perhaps you need men's platform shoes for Halloween, read on for a trip down memory lane...
Platform shoes may have been in high demand during the 1970s but these shoes date back to the 1300s through the 1600s, originating in Venice and Asia. The first platform shoe, known as the chopine, was actually an overshoe made to protect other shoes and feet from dirt. The height of the shoe ranged from just a few inches up to thirty inches! These shoes also were ideal for women who were considered of a higher class and felt the need to be above all others. Platform shoes then became dormant but the 1930s introduced the stylish cork bottom platform shoe, although still only for women, then it wasn't until the 1970s when the Disco scene was at its high that the platform shoe became available for men.
Today men can still find platform shoes, whether for a night out on the town or to complete a costume. Below are suggestions and locations where you can possibly find platform shoes for men, in a variety of sizes, colors and styles.
Surf the Internet for a variety of men's platform shoes. www.pimpinshoes.com offers men's platform shoes in solid white or black and several prints from leopard to red white and blue, solid heels or clear plastic heels with objects inside. Platform sizes start at 1 inch in the front and 3 inches at the heel. Each shoe retails individually as well as sizes available. Please check their website for information regarding returns as they do not issue refunds. Pimpinshoes.com accepts major credit card purchases as well as Paypal for ordering men's platform shoes.
Check your local newspaper's Classified section for any yard sales or estate sales in your area. Someone may have a found a pair of platform shoes from the 1970s that had been stashed away in an attic and is no longer wanted. Be sure to thoroughly dig through boxes as you never know what lies at the bottom. Remember one man's trash is another man's treasure!
Visit a flea market where not only vendors sell their goods, but also where anyone can sell their personal possessions as well. People sell many items of clothing shoes and accessories at these flea markets at very reasonable prices. It is possible to find men's platform shoes at these flea markets.
Visit amazon.com to see a wide variety of men's platform shoes with a select number of sizes for each shoe. Styles range from glitter tops to plaid, plastic colored heels, solid and pattern styles and more. Prices vary for each different style. These shoes come from various locations on line but can all be purchases at this website.
Use www.bransdsonsale.com as another source for buying men's platform shoes on line. Although a variety of shoes are pictured on this site, some styles are currently available and in stock and some will be shipped at a later date. See the specifics with each shoe. These men's platform shoes come in a array of solid colors such as pink, lime green, silver and gold. Pattern designs include zebra, cheetah and leopard and some even feature clear heels with aquariums inside! Visit this site to see specifics on all the shoes they offer.
Purchasing shoes on line only takes a few minutes. You will need to have a major credit card handy or use Paypal if you have an account with them. Be sure to order your shoe in the size you normally wear. Men's sizes are standard. After you select your shoe you will proceed to the checkout where a shipping and billing information page must be filled out. You must key in all information in order to process your order. There are standard shipping rates that apply and for rush delivery an additional charge will apply if available.
It is very important to review and understand all return and exchange policies before making any purchase. It is also important to know prior to purchasing whether the shoe is new or used. This fact is usually found within the description of the shoe.
So if you need men's platform shoes to wear with your John Travolta Saturday Night Fever disco costume for Halloween this year, visit any of these websites today! Can you dig it?