We Can Do It!, ca. 1942-43 J. Howard Miller The National Archives and Record Administration of the United States of America
Platforms from the War Years
Despite the deprivations of a wartime economy, excessively high shoes were fashionable in the 1940s. Using materials that were not rationed, such as wood straw, and snakeskin, shoemakers were able to create shoes that were both uplifting and playful during the darker years of the forties.