Trend Spotlight: Platform Sneakers

by April Carpena in


Platform sneakers and creepers will take you to new fashion heights. Here is a little inspiration for how to wear platform sneakers.

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City Cat

Vans Sk8 Hi Platform Canvas Black True White

Leather shorts and a tank top paired with the Vans Sk8 Hi Platform is city slick with minimal effort. Beanie and sunglasses suggested for maximum hotness.

Wave Catcher

Vans Sk8 Hi Wedge Neutral Grey True White

Ride the wedge sneaker wave with cut-off shorts, your favorite tank and an eye-catching necklace.  Sand and sun, here you come!

Spot On

TUK Creeper Polka Dots Black White

Skater skirt, crop top and sweet polka dots could be ‘meh’ until you add the platform creepers to make it mesmerizing.  

Garden Fantasy

 

TUK Creeper Round Toe Floral Multi

You’ll be a lady in this garden-inspired print and a freak with the platform sole. This look can be achieved with the simplest of wardrobe basics – leggings, a denim vest and your favorite pair of stud earrings.

Highlights in the History of the Platform Shoe

17th Century

Platform shoes have been worn for centuries. 17th century Italian noblewomen wore impractically high 'chopines' to look good. 

Photo credit: netmuseum.org

Photo credit: netmuseum.org

1995

During the 90s, the Spice Girls brought them back in the form of sneakers and Union Jack themed boots. 

Photo credit: Virgin.com

Photo credit: Virgin.com

18th Century

18th century Japanese apprentice geisha wore 'okobo' sandals to elevate the hems of their kimonos from street muck.

2008

The platform seemingly defied the laws of physics by losing its heel while the wearer remained upright.

Photo works / Shutterstock.com

Photo works / Shutterstock.com

1977

Platforms were stayin' alive during the disco craze. The trend crossed gender lines and men found platforms to be a fashion must. 

2014

Lots of brands are bringing the platform shoe back and it's ok to succumb to the temptation to try a pair.

We also approve of these platform sneaker looks: