Over the past year, we've watched our going out clothes and high heels sit in the back of our closets, collecting dust. Work from home life has got many of us questioning: will I ever want to wear heels again?
Fashion designers had the same thought this season. They answered yes-but in the form of platform sandals. Practicality was a big trend this year, both on the runway and in our own lives. Designers took the conditions into account, developing styles that matched our escapist fantasies while still keeping us down to earth with more stable shoes. But platform sandals were the exception, where we can get maximum height without compromising on maximum comfort.
Whether this is a new look for you or you've lived through the previous platform sandal craze of the '90s and 2000s, the disco-era shoe can bring a little more style and height to your day-to-day. From animal prints to wood tones, you can ditch the stilettos and still have fun in heels. Here, see the designers who revived the style on the Spring/Summer 2021 runways.
Erdem introduced a snakeskin version of the classic "flatform" sandal, which gave an edge to the British brand's romantic dresses.
Versace's Spring/Summer 2021 collection gives your feet the kind of fun style they deserve. Its colorful, lifted platform brightens up any outfit.