Shoe Styles Here In Uruguay

The first thing I must tell you is that fashion has taken a back seat for the past 7 years while living in Ecuador.  First we lived the entire time on the coast so flip-flops, shorts, tank tops and super casual was the order of the day. Actually it was very hard to find any type of covered shoe, only open toe or like I said flip-flops. And most shoes for women only went up to size 8 1/2. For a sneaker I need room so I want a 9 1/2 or better yet a 10 for them to be a comfortable walking shoe. With that being said it was kind of culture shock when we arrived in Montevideo.  The women were wearing these long dresses or long skirts everywhere plus these huge platform shoes and sandals with 4 or 5 inch platforms that looked like truck tires.

Also, it is a throwback to the 80’s. Most music that you hear in restaurants and the malls is 80’s USA music.  The Uruguayans seem to love everything 80’s.  I am not sure when this style of shoe was introduced back in the US, but I know I have not seen anything like it in years.

Here are a few pictures of what they are showing here for the fall.  Yes, we are in fall now going into our first winter. Every day an adventure! For me personally, I do not like this style.  But I am sure for the younger gals it would be wonderful.

12 thoughts on “Shoe Styles Here In Uruguay

    • TJ, Yes it really looks that way. I was shocked when we got here and saw all these sandals with 5″ soles and heels. They are not for me, I would probably fall off and break something, ja ja Nancy

  1. They are wearing very high heels and platforms here in Texas.Very glamorous and gives you height.I would wear them except at eighty one I would break my hip or my neck.

    • Hi Maryanne, I asked my niece in PA if that was the style and she had not seen them where she is. I feel the same way, it is a long way down off a 5″ sole and heel, ha ha Stay healthy, don’t wear platform shoes. Nancy

    • Not as many blue jeans here as in Ecuador. But we are currently in Montevideo and it seems most folks we see are working in one of the towers. So the clothes are more business attire.

  2. Crazy looking shoes, not a look I have seen here around Vancouver, BC. I am at the age where comfort is more important than style.

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