The very first platform sandal, the OG if you will, came into being in 1938. Called ‘The Rainbow, it was fashioned by the then soon-to-be-annointed shoe maker extraordinaire Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, in honour of Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz. It's shiny gold straps layered cork sole covered in multicoloured suede was a jubilant, and like many of Garland's fans, the campiest and joyful of shoes. Quite innovative for the 30s, it was a shocker of a shoe.

Fast forward to the 1970s and fashion-wise, this decade was made famous by the glamour of Grace Jones and Bianca Jagger, the understated cool of Diane Keaton, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Firstenburg, and so many more. The era of Biba and its mini skirts, huge bell-bottoms and oversized collars, DIY macramé, and those shades of brown…well, they defined an era.

But it was also a time when the platform shoe reigned supreme (and quite literally, from a height). And we know from experience that was was around, comes around. We've chosen an edit of the 70s redux platform now available online, as it's ironically just the time we need some fabulous shoes to disco in our living rooms and liven up our days of isolation and need for movement. Who knew the platform, delivered to your door, might be just the little treat we needed?

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