Shoes inspired by the '70s that you'll want to add to your collection immediately

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  • We've recently noticed that our IG feeds have been littered with tell-tale signs that the '70s are back.
  • From crochet dresses to holographic platform shoes-and-bell-bottom combos - we’re living for the revival of the disco glam era.
  • This year, we’re re-prioritising comfort and shifting towards the era of high glam, androgenous chic and disco styles. So we've shopped around for a few pairs of shoes for you to consider. 

Here are five types of shoes - inspired by the disco-glam era - that are worth adding to your shoe collection right now.

Chunky sole sandals

Your feet will love you for treating them to a plush pair of flatforms. Complete your late summer looks with thick soles, retro pastels, and vivid toned shoes.

Thick heels and bulky combats

The rise of glamorous fashion in the early years of the '70s gave way to the popularity of boots in women's fashion. From textured high rise styles to the Western-influenced kind, every boot had its day.

Shop: 

Banu sock boot, R559 at Superbalist 

70s shoes to shop


Western Boots 

Red Western ankle boot by PROJECT, R269.99 at MRP (online only) 

70s shoes to shop

Mary Jane shoes 

High fashion design houses by the likes of Phillip Lim and Gucci have given a nod to androgeonous platform shoes and Mary Janes. As a result, brogues, and loafers have all made 2021’s "hot" list. They’re just right for perfecting the modern tailored look.

Shop:

Ankle-strap Mary jane platforms, R454 on Shein  

70s shoes to shop

READ MORE: Get ready to be (sneaker)head over heels for the latest kicks hitting shelves this month

Elevated sneakers

As they were then and still are now, quality sneakers are the quintessential accessories for the ultimate athleisure look. Take your sneaker game to the next level (literally) with candy-coloured kicks. 

Shop: 

Puma Cali wedge sunset, R1699 on Superbalist 

70s shoes to shop

SK8-Hi Skool Vans, R1999.95 at Archive 

70s shoes to shop


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