You can tell from the pictures that the CLUNKY and UGLY shoes from the 70s are not nearly as flattering as the shoes in the 60s and in 2013.
I saw my daughter in church yesterday and she had on really beautiful shoes. They looked like dyed snake-skin and were, I would guess, the five inch heels illustrated in the 2013 picture.
I wore shoes like the one in the 1960s picture and when the CLUNKY and UGLY 70s shoes came into style, I bought one pair, and decided that was enough. I had quite a collection of the 60s style shoes and decided to wear them. So I was out of style; so what!
Notice the current "flats" style. Same as in the 60s. I know, because I still have a pair, believe it or not of 1960s flats. The price for the 60s pair of flats? $3.00. The price for a pair of 2012 flats? $30.00 at DSW. Quite a difference.
NOTE: In the 60s the highest heel available was a three-and-a-half inch heel and we thought that was high.
I fell off the 60s shoes in the late 70s. Just couldn't walk in them anymore and went to flats. I've been a flats lover ever since.