Step Up in Style with Platform Shoes and Platform Sandals

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Platforms used to sacrifice comfort for style – Now they are both comfortable and stylish.

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I have always had good luck with Harley Davidson shoes. They last for years and still hold up. They are exactly what I wanted. They fit great.

If you’ve ever subscribed to the saying, “It’s better to look good than to feel good” you’ve probably worn Platform Shoes at some point. Platform Shoes were originally worn to either make a fashion statement or to provide height; comfort was never part of the equation.

Platform Shoes are essentially shoes that have a raised “platform” under the ball, or front, of the foot. Platforms are often combined with other features such as chunky heels, wedge heels or stiletto heels for an additional boost in height. However, some Platforms are simply flat on the bottom.

One risk of wearing Platform Shoes has always been ankle twisting, which Naomi Campbell experienced in a 1990s fashion show where she was wearing eight-inch platforms. However, such high platform shoes aren’t mainstream anymore. Fashionistas can rejoice as the trend has shifted slightly this year. Designers are working towards making Platforms more comfortable, without sacrificing fashion appeal. Rounder toes and chunkier heels are becoming more and more popular, as it has been shown that these two features provide more stability and long term comfort.

With such a wide range of styles available, anyone can find Platform Shoes that suit her personal style. At Shoebuy, we have seen the demand for Platform Sandals rise for all ages. Here are suggestions on some of our most popular Platform Shoes and Platform Sandals:

If you’re looking for a traditional Platform Shoe, try the Harley-Davidson Brooklyn. The Brooklyn has a full grain leather upper, full cushion sock liner and stylish outside zipper. Chinese Laundry Joker is also a popular choice. This ankle strap sandal with an embroidered satin upper and rhinestone accents is a great way to embrace the platform trend.

Looking for Platforms with no heels? How about the Rockers Jessica or the Aerosoles Spring It. The Jessica is a comfortable Platform Sneaker with a retro look. The Spring It is a versatile and cushioned wedge slide that has a low platform and comes in tropical colors.

For trendy Platform Sandals try the Tommy Hilfiger Georgette or the Bolo Borba. The Georgette is a dressier wedge Platform with contrast topstitch on its criss-cross leather upper. The Borba, on the other hand, is a high heeled Platform Slide with a cork bottom, cushioned insole and a calf leather upper decorated with a beautiful flower detail.

Don’t just take our word on it though. Here is what some customers are saying about the Platform Shoes and Platform Sandals they purchased:

“I have always had good luck with Harley Davidson shoes. They last for years and still hold up. They are exactly what I wanted. They fit great.” - Mhazer, MA about the Harley Davidson Brooklyn, a Platform style, which she wears all the time.

“Feels like you are walking on air. Very good on the legs and back.” – Collene, LA about the Rockers Jessica, a Platform style, which she wears everyday to work.

“They are very stylish shoes. I received a lot of compliments on them when I was in Fiji on my vacation.” – Kim, NY about the Tommy Hilfiger Georgette, a Platform style, which she wore in Fiji.

Shoebuy offers a great selection of Platform Shoes and Sandals. If you don’t want to search through all of them, use the advanced search function on the site. You can target your results by gender, brand, category, shoe type, size, width, color and price.

Why else is such a great place to buy Platforms?

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