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What with the advent of Jeffrey Campbell, the platform generating machine, we hardly bat an eyelash at the prospect of wearing what some (read: old people) referred to in the 70s as “ankle-breakers.” But in the day, sky high chunky platforms were newsworthy media shakers, and semi-plausible reason for medical concern. With the likes of these vintage Vivienne Westwood ten-inchers, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, and the chic London scene spread the trend right around. So what did the people of England think of them come 1977? Watch the doc, and see how the fairest of them all cannot be deterred.