Did you know ? During the 30s cork-soled shoes were very popular among women and in the 40s the platform shoes emerged .Pointy toe shoes and pumps were all the rave in the 50s . 1960s were all about the boots in various shapes and sizes , which were specially designed for the winter months . In the 70s the heel became much higher and platforms became increasingly popular . The 80s is the most recognisable time period for shoes , neon colours and high tops of various shoes were introduced .