Platforms give a girl a step up 

Platforms are not new, although they are reincarnated nearly every season. Originally designed to keep feet above the filth of a city, they were also a sign of social and economic status: The higher the heel, the swankier your lifestyle. While Lady Gaga’s extreme looks may raise eyebrows, the heel-less platform shoes she favors are a centuries-old design. Click the picture for picks from this season’s crop.

SHOPS

Ambiance

  • 1458 Haight St., San Francisco
  • (415) 552-5095
  • www.ambiancesf.com


Anthropologie

  • 880 Market St., San Francisco (415) 434-2210
  • www.anthropologie.com


Gimme Shoes

  • 381 Hayes St., San Francisco
  • (415) 800-8992,
  • www.gimmeshoes.com


Neiman Marcus

  • 150 Stockton St., San Francisco
  • (415) 362-3900
  • www.neimanmarcus.com


Nordstrom

  • 845 Market St., San Francisco
  • (415) 243-8500,
  • www.nordstrom.com


Shoe Biz

  • 1420 Haight St., San Francisco
  • (415) 861-0313,
  • www.shoebizsf.com

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