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Get out your boots goddesses! November 9, 2010

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 6:00 am

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some music, especially an old favorite or something totally new!!)

And Start Walkin’!!! It’s getting to be that time of the year where we break out our boots girls. They may be fuzzy, they may be kinky, they even may be white go gos. Unfortunately I’m old enough to remember owning a pair of those when I was a youngster.

The term Go-Go is derived from the French expression à gogo, meaning “in abundance, galore”, which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for “joy, happiness”.

In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discotheque. In Paris, the original accented Whisky à Go-Go opened in 1947.

Go-go boots are either calf-, knee- or above knee-high boots with a low or flat heel. The style is a very simple shape with a chiseled, rounded or pointed toe. The boot was usually fastened onto the foot by a side or back zipper, although by the Seventies it was not uncommon to find lace-up versions which accommodated a wider variety of calf sizes. Heel height ranges from flat to low 1″ shaped, with the occasional two-inch Cuban heel also known as the “kupfer or Trani”.

Materials were either synthetic or natural, with the oldest designs being made from plastic or vinyl of various colors, the most popular being white. Women’s styles tended to be taller, tighter and with a slightly higher heel than girl’s styles.

Strut your stuff in your white go go’s.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!



4 Responses to “Get out your boots goddesses!”

  1. holessence Says:

    This brings back the memories of my white go-go boots, worn with 3-tiered navy blue bell bottoms, and frosted Yardley lipstick.

    And if we were wearing a skirt instead of our bell bottoms, we also wore fishnet stockings!

  2. 3-tiered bell bottoms??? Never heard of such a thing! I do remember elephant bells though. I had to tie a rubber band around my lower leg so the bells wouldn’t get stuck in the chains in my bike. YES that happened several times.

    Fishnets? Why you jezebell

  3. Oh yes – my bells started at the knee and there were 3-tiers — just like Cher’s on the Sonny and Cher show. I really thought I was stylin’!

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