Bobbi’s Guide to Platform Shoes

I started wearing platforms in high school. Back then, they were very popular, especially the brand Corkys. Being five foot tall, I always wanted to have longer legs, so I used to wear my platforms under my bellbottoms or my long dress. When Corkys came back a few years ago, I bought every pair that I could find. Since then, I have returned to wearing platforms on a regular basis, trendy or not. At first, they were hard to find, and Prada was the first designer brand to come out with them. I still have that pair! I now own platforms from Marni and Kenzo, too. I will gravitate toward anything with a little height, and I’ve noticed that a lot of designers are coming out with their own versions of platforms because whether they are trendy or not, they are always in style.

Nowadays, I only wear stilettos or pumps when I am at an event with a very “fashion-y” crowd and I am being photographed. (Like the Met Gala.) I have even worn flats to the White House. Here are 5 of the coolest platform shoes for spring I spotted while online shopping.


Gucci Horsebit-Detailed Leather Clogs

Clogs are so comfortable and I absolutely love these.


Sam Edelman Carrin Suede Platform Espadrilles

This is the ultimate closed-toe shoe for summer—it’s part espadrille, part slip-in sneaker. You’d imagine platform flats would be extremely heavy, but not when they’re espadrilles.



Puma by Rihanna Basket Creepers

Combining two of the greatest—Rihanna and comfortable sneakers





Marni Crossover Sandals in Technical Fabric with Piping

I bought these comfortable but fancy sandals with padded sneaker soles this summer knowing I’d get my money’s worth by wearing them all day long.


Ash Jungle Slip-On Sneakers in Black Leather

I wear these with my favorite pairs of jeans all the time. I dare say they’re practically part of my “uniform.”


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