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.

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Gucci Horsebit-Detailed Leather Clogs

Clogs are so comfortable and I absolutely love these.

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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.

 

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Puma by Rihanna Basket Creepers

Combining two of the greatest—Rihanna and comfortable sneakers

 

 

 

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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.

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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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