The Five Weirdest Fashion Trends In Human History

Published May 9, 2012
Updated February 12, 2018

Weirdest Fashion Trends: Chopines

Weird Fashion Chopines

The precursors to the high heel, Chopines were a popular platform in Venice in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Made from wood, cork and sometimes metal, chopines were originally used as a clog or overshoe to protect walkers from mud and street soil. When newer styles began to emerge, they became a status symbol as the platform’s height literally elevated the status of the wearer. Some of the tallest reached a staggering 20 inches tall.

Chopines Weirdest Fashion Trends


Weirdest Fashion Chopines Photograph

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