Chunky was all the rage in the 90s and Platform Shoes (aka Bubble Shoes in Australia due to the plastic indents inside the wedge) were coming back with a vengeance.

We can blame this fashion disaster on those 5 lasses from the UK formerly known as the Spice Girls.

Platform Shoes looked very similar to disco boots from the 70s and were made of plastic, cork or wood. With over-exaggerated thick heels they served one purpose: to elevate.

In the early 90s, UK fashion designer Vivienne Westood  re-introduced the high heeled platform shoe into high-fashion by wearing a pair of five inch platforms however it didn’t catch on until the late 90s when Spice Girls began performing in the giant pumps. The trend firmly re-established itself in the developed world of fashion.

Was it in fear of being branded a fashion outcast the reason I bought these fugly things. Of course not!

At the tender age of 14 I was barely 5 feet, I didn’t care about being another lemming and kickin’ it with the in-crowd but in all honesty my Bubble Shoes felt just as comfortable as a pair of Chucks and I especially liked how they added an extra four inches to the vertically impaired.

Exhibit A: of how one spends so much money and still manages to look so cheap [hangs head in shame]

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