5/18/16

Ads #85: Women's Shoes


Enjoy a hodgepodge of women's shoe advertisements from the 1960s-1980s.



1968

1968
Apparently, this was a thing.  I've seen a number of ads from the late sixties for shoe coloring.  I don't think it ever really caught on - too much trouble, and it probably didn't look right.



1981

1972
Is she indecisive? Afraid?  Ah, the struggles of being monolingual (and too lazy to Google translate).




These 1967+68 Clarks Skyline ads feature some groovy colors.  You might say it's a "Colour-Baloo"




1981



I love how Pink Lady is advertising shoes they're not even wearing.  I won't hold it against them - their American TV show in the 1980s (Pink Lady & Jeff) more than makes up for it.




God, I remember this trend all too well; the matching Reeboks and their ilk. Glad it went the way of acid washed denim.



"One pair of ill-fitting shoes can damage them forever"
Wow.  I've never seen scare tactics in a shoe ad before.

Remember these?  If not, I highly recommend you NOT lookup Gay Foams on the internet.


There was a brief period in the late sixties where a variety of tights and hosiery were the rage; from fishnets to funky patterns and a rainbow of colors.  It's a style I wish to live to see again.



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1989

Lastly, here's a few Scholl's ads featuring chicks in miniskirts....





4 comments:

  1. Pink Lady,The same bimbos that promised me Cheap Trick on their American TV premier...and gave me footage from the live at Buddakahn concert.Never forgave them.

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    1. Surely some of that blame falls to Jeff Altman... or those rascally Kroff bros.

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    2. Yeah, you can't blame Pink Lady for anything bad. They're cute, and they had no idea what was going on with their show or what anyone was saying.

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  2. Ah, Scholl's sandals, the sexiest footwear in history

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