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25 Best Platform Heels | The shoe trend taking us into Fall Winter 2021

25 Best Platform Heels | The shoe trend taking us into Fall Winter 2021

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The shoe trend that’s taking us from hot girl Summer to hot girl Winter to cheat those extra inches

Platform heels are one of the it girl shoe trends for 2021. Continuing on from Spring Summer, platforms are sticking around for Fall Winter 2021. It doesn’t matter how you wear them, whether it’s platform shoes, sandals, ankle boots or knee high boots. I’m always the first to jump on this shoe trend every time it comes back around. As at 5’2″, I’ll grab any opportunity I can to cheat a few extra inches. Plus platforms are so much more comfortable than their thin soled styles. They might not be as classy and elegant but they’re fun and on trend.

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If you’re not used to platform heels, flatforms are the entry version but I’m all for the higher the better. Platform shoes and boots might not be a lasting trend but it’s definitely memorable and give everything from a retro 70’s vibe to punk to more elegant depending on the style you go for.

Shop the best platform heels for 2021

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One of my favorite ways of styling platform heels was Bella Hadid’s pink platform shoes and colorblocked look at Versace a few seasons ago. Besides being seen at Versace, platforms were also prevalent at Off-White, Moschino, Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard, and Alice McCall.

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Are platform heels in style 2021

I tend to take fashion shows as the cue to what’s going to be big next trendwise and Vogue as my fashion bible. Platform heels have been in fashion for all of 2021 and show no sign of disappearing for Fall Winter 2021-2022. Platform shoes and sandals are even popping up in next years resort wear collections to grab those platform heels and get comfy.

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These are the best platform heels, boots, flatforms and sandals for all budgets trending now for 2021-2022. From luxe to luxe for less, blacks and neutrals to colorful styles.

Are platform heels easier to walk in?

I find platform heels so much easier to walk in compared to stilettos. To start with they have a thicker sole which is more comfortable than thin soled shoes. Although they look really high, they tend to be at less of an angle than stilettos or regular heels. Since your feet aren’t at such an extreme angle it puts less pressure on the balls of your feet but still gives you height, winning!

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The only downsides to platform shoes are driving as platform heels make it hard to feel the pedals. So I always switch into flats to drive. As well as bruised ankles if you walk remotely turned out (I was a ballerina) if you clip your ankles with your heels walking. They quickly fixed my turned out walk when they were last in fashion to avoid getting my ankles beat up.

Whats the difference between platforms and wedges?

2021’s seen the wedge, platform wedges and platform shoes trend in espadrille wedges, platforms and flatforms for comfort and to give us some extra inches. What’s the difference between platforms, wedges and flatforms?

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Wedges soles slope gradually from the front to the back. The front can be either flat or a platform and they have a wedge shape. They can be pretty low or super high but it’s the wedge shape that makes them a wedge shoe.

The difference between wedges and platform shoes is that although they both have a raised heel:

  • Platform heels have a thick sole whereas wedges can have a thin or thick sole. It’s not the heel that makes a platform a platform shoe but the thick sole at the front of the shoe.
  • Platform heels don’t have a wedge/triangle shape like wedges do. There’s a distinction between the heel and the sole.
  • To make it confusing the 2 styles can be combined as a platform wedge. Platform shoes can come in both wedge or heel styles.

What are flatforms?

Flatforms are the comfier and lower version of platform shoes and sandals. They have a thick level sole that runs the length of the shoe. I’m more of a fan of platform heels than flatforms as I like the extra height as flatforms only give you an extra inch or 2. Although they are a comfier and sturdier sole for running errands and walking. 

If platform heels and boots aren’t for you or you have as big of a shoe addiction as I do, check out these other shoe trends.

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