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.