… platform shoes. “OOOHH, BIG SHOCKER,” I hear you saying. Can’t help it, friends. It’s spring and my head is swimming with visions of gorgeous, chunky, funky platforms.
Joe’s Jeans Brenda – $139 – 169
This style was first released last year and I drooled … but refrained. When Joe’s released a new fleet of Brendas in gorgeous new colors, I caved. The platform is wood, but surprisingly light and marvelously walkable. These are sure to become a spring and summer fave!
Kork-Ease Avis – $199
Another pair that’s been on my wishlist two years running. I haven’t been able to justify them yet, but still think they’re utterly adorable – especially in that pink, but they also come in tan, bronze, peach, and a seafoam green that’s out of this world. I own several pairs of Kork-Ease shoes, including tall boots, so although I haven’t tried on the Avis bootie, I can’t imagine they’ll be anything but comfy, chic, and walkable in person.
Dolce Vita Sancia– $130 – $165
These are like the badass cousin of my less platform-y Pelasfrom last year. Can’t vouch for this particular pair, but my other Dolce Vita shoes are top-notch and decently comfy.
J-41 Fiji Vegan – $79
I don’t own any J-41s myself, but Kirsten gives them high marks, which means I’m totally comfortable endorsing them. I love those delicate-yet-tough straps, the softly curved platform, and the fact that these are vegan. Yes!
Camper Damas 21387 – $160
OK, it’s possible that I don’t need two pairs of olive green platform sandals. But in my ongoing quest to incorporate more flat, comfortable spring and summer shoes into my collection, I came across these Campers and just fell in love. Again, I don’t own these, but have experience with the brand: Campers are well designed and comfy, but sizing is wacky and they can run a bit narrow in certain styles. Order from a place with a good return/exchange policy. (I’ve linked to Amazon above, which has a good policy and better color selection, but these are also for sale at Zappos in black.)
Miss Me Faris-3 – $40.95
This peep-toe has everything I love in a shoe: A big, honkin’ platform, chunky heel, and a gorgeous color. Miss Me isn’t a brand I’ve bought myself, but I’ve heard rave reviews of their designs. And man, am I tempted by these pumps!
Are you a fan of platforms? What styles are you drawn to? Are you more likely to don a platform in summer than winter? Which of these styles tickles your fancy? Any others you’re lusting after? Share links in the comments!
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