Platform sneakers, the only pair of tennis shoes where you would NOT be able to run in. For myself, I did not want any until I saw the Spice Girls wearing them. Then I 'really really' needed them. You don't understand how bad I wanted a pair and it was when my brother and sister in law went to Europe and came back with a pair for me. They were black and silver "Spice Girls" ones. It was probably the best gift ever! But I can tell you I probably wore them a handful of times because they were not something I can wear to school everyday and my chances of possibly breaking an ankle were pretty high. So why were they so trendy?
The platform types of shoes dates way back but more familiar in the 70s with the disco era and now with platform heels. The platform sneakers just snuck in between there when the Spice Girls were a big hit and it was all the craze. I can tell you from personal experience being a short girl, any platform on my shoes is a big help. Shoe designers have been trying to make these a comeback; adding a platform to their tennis shoes. Such as Skechers utilizing the their sneakers, Shape Ups, as a body toning aide for both men and women.
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