1970s shoes offer chic, memorable style that are still popular to this day! Think platforms, wedges, espadrilles, and knee-high boots. Want to rock '70s shoes but without the height? We get it! The 1970s also gave rise to more comfy footwear options like mules, flip-flops, and colorful flats, plenty of which you are certain to find on our site. And since the hippie movement was still prevalent in the early '70s, earthy shoes that you know and love now-like Birkenstocks and moccasins-were totally on-trend back then, too. Fun to think about, isn't it? Find your next groovy pair of 1970s shoes at ModCloth and become your most stylish self yet!
WHAT KIND OF SHOES WERE POPULAR IN THE '70s?
Popular shoes in the '70s ranged from knee-high boots to low-top sneakers. But if there was one type of shoe that defined that era, it would definitely be platforms! High-heeled shoes were the name of the game in the 1970s. And, the taller, the better. '70's babes rocked their platform shoes in wedge, boot and espadrille silhouettes. They proudly showed off their tallest set of '70's shoes with bell-bottom jeans and fitted tops or flowy mini dresses. Feeling inspired? Recapture the funky style of the '70s with ModCloth's groovy assortment of 1970's shoes!
WHAT ARE ESPADRILLES?
Originating in Spain, espadrilles are popular women's shoes that were commonly worn in the '70s and have made a happenin' comeback in recent years. An ideal shoe for taking your looks to new heights, both literally and figuratively, espadrilles are often constructed with wedge heels and laces, or fashioned in a more casual, slip-on style. These must-have shoes easily transition from day to night with a colorful blouse and chic pair of high-waisted jeans, or a woven midi dress. Fall in love with ModCloth's sweet selection of espadrilles and get ready to strut with more confidence!