To the average consumer, there's probably no rhyme or reason behind wearing platform sneakers. Spice Girls nostalgia? Several inches of added height? Perhaps. We like to think that these extra-high stompers are meant for living your best life, simply because they're fun as hell.
Designers must agree, because the selection of platform sneakers keeps growing by the season. Of course, there's Buffalo London and Eytys, who are both known for sky-high soles, but some unexpected brands are tapping into the trend, too. Luxury labels like Versace, Moschino, Gucci, Stella McCartney and more are creating a range of stylish platform sneakers; sporty brands are also adding extra inches to their core silhouettes, including Puma, Converse, Vans and Nike, whose longtime partnership with Commes des Garçons debuted a pair of Cortez platform sneakers during its Fall 2018 runway show in Paris. One year later, it's still a big hit among the fashion crowd and on the street style scene.
In the gallery below, click (and shop) 26 pairs of platform sneakers to help you live your best life. Because why else would you wear them?
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