GoGo Boots have stood the test of time with their classic sex appeal,
retro feel and comfort. With a low heel, anyone can dance the night away.
Whether you are walking down memory lane or simply want a taste of retro, go
go boots will inspire your look. By the 1970s, they became a bit more
versatile and were also made in lace-up versions, which were more
accommodating to varying calf sizes. Materials were either synthetic or
natural, but the older varieties were constructed from plastic or
multi-colored vinyl with the most popular color being white. Whether lime
green or space silver was your favorite color, many go go boots were seen
with liquid filled heels. Popular trends were gold fish in heels, floating
stars or even black light reflective materials.
Before go-go boots became mainstream, women only wore boots during inclement
weather or when indulging in rugged sports such as mountain climbing and
horseback riding. The idea of boots as street shoes was unheard of at this
point in time. In 1958, the first Whiskey a Go-Go American discotheque
opened in Chicago on the corner of Rush and Chestnut Streets. Designer,
AndrÃ© CourrÃ©ges, is credited with being the originator of this new style of
fashion footwear and the first pair he created were featured in his Fall
1964 âMoon Girlâ collection. Whether or not you're a Moon Girl, you can step
back or forward in time with this style of retro boots.
Designed to complement the shorter hemlines of the mini skirt, these boots
drew attention to the legs and were extremely popular among the teenage set.
Girl dancers on the TV shows, Hullabaloo and Shindig also wore the short,
white boots, which were often called Hullabaloo, and Shindig Boots
respectively. Nancy Sinatraâs hit, These Boots Are Made For Walkinâ (1966)
and Jane Fondaâs Space Age boots in Barbarella (1968) helped to popularize
this style of footwear.
Many versions of go-go boots are still worn today, although the term is used
to describe any style knee-high boots worn with a dress or miniskirt
regardless of heel height. They come in almost any color and fabric you can
imagine. Find your desired style and color and a pair of retro boots just
may become your favorite pair.
âAre you ready, boots? Keep walkinââ¦â