Spice It Up!
The Spice Girls have recently reunited to launch Viva Forever!, a new West End musical based on their hit songs, but perhaps they are more famous for their shoes?
The mid 1990s will probably be remembered for the platform trainer with the Spice Girls probably their most famous wearers. Through their music and individual looks the Spice Girls became role models for thousands of girls. As ‘girl power’ swept across the UK the shoes formed a vital part of their image. The platform trainer was certainly all about the look, as no one could seriously take part in sports wearing them!
Popular with teenage girls, newspapers and parents frequently expressed their disapproval about their unsuitability. Baby Spice Emma Bunton twisted her ankle in a pair and allegedly a teacher in Japan died after falling from a 5-inch platform sandal and fracturing her skull!