Manufacturer Dasaje do Brasil
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The historicizing "hippie" or bohemian look of the late 1960s spurred the revival of the platform sole, which had enjoyed wide success in the 1940s. Designers were soon making frankly modern versions of the platform shoe, with exaggerated bulgy toes, flaring heels, and curvaceous soles. Colorful piecing and patchwork was frequently used to add a fresh, graphic quality to the upper. The style seems to have been particularly favored in Latin America, and many of the best examples come from makers in that region. In this example of the extreme platform style, the visual impact is intensified by a blod colorscheme and by treating the upper and sole as a continuous unit.