MUSIC & SHOE HISTORY

Music and shoes have more than a little shared history, they’re practically sole mates. The two industries have been inextricably laced together for decades, each channeling the mood of an era in their own respective ways. Consistently remaining icons of style, we look at how they’ve always been a step ahead of everyone else.



Britney Spears
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School Shoes

It was the single, and the video, that would go on to launch the career of the princess of pop. Who can forget that iconic schoolgirl outfit and sassy dance routine that has been copied so many times and, for many of us, was the soundtrack of our childhoods.

Thanks to ‘... Baby One More Time’, the image of Britney as a symbol of feminine rebellion will be forever embodied in our minds. It was a look that has encouraged countless women and girls to flout the dress code and do things their way.

The fluffy pigtails and stylish disregard for the school uniform are one of the reasons the song is so memorable and Britney’s outfit has become a symbol of the late 90s. In particular the black platform heels she wears to strut down the corridor in one of pop music’s most celebrated videos were a symbol of girl power and giving the system a kick up the backside.

So symbolic in fact, that they were at one point on display in a glass case at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. No pair of platforms has paved the way for kickass feminine fighting spirit quite like those famous heels.

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