I have always loved platform heels, and have worn many over the years. The four above are my current favorites. My style is feminine, but in a way that stands out; as a young adolescent I was very shy, and I decided that if I couldn’t be the life of the party, then at the very least I wanted to show up in a fabulous outfit. Some “avant-garde” apparel can come off wacky, but using a bold accessory, like a shoe or a handbag, as a focal piece is just wild enough.
Wearing the Shiekh shoes in the Meatpacking District.
I am also attracted to platform heels because the platforms make it easier to walk. Pick your favorite shoes on this page. Now imagine the same heel height, with the platform removed and the toes dropped to the ground. My feet are crying just thinking about it. The two solutions to shoe pain are: 1) a lower heel or 2) a higher platform, and it’s obvious which side I’m on. There’s also something about the size of a platform that makes me feel powerful, in a way that a kitten heel or a flat never could.
Here are my favorite platform heels at every price point!
CiCi Hot $25 Lulu’s State Your Fame, $27 CiCi Hot $28
BCBGeneration Sochi, $50 Unique Vintage Lolita, $54 Luichiny Great Lee, $56
Jeffrey Campbell Stride for Perfection, $100 Betsey Johnson Leanah P, $110 Iggy Azalea by Steve Madden Paatra, $110
Martinez Lierah Dissolving, $410 Kat Maconie $473 Chanel $499
Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Dolores, $945 Charlotte Olympia Century, $985 Christian Louboutin Highness, $1,595
Zaha Hadid for United Nude Nova, $2,138 Charlotte Olympia Avalon, $2,395 Christian Louboutin Daffodile Strass, $5,995