Detailing the Leading Platforms of 2022
Dr. Martens — Best Overall
- Made from real leather
- Rubber sole with excellent grip
- Use either zip or laces
- Scripted heel hoop
Dr. Martens is a classic shoe brand that is renowned all over the world. They make the kind of boots that last you a lifetime and still look like new. This particular boot is made from 100% leather with a rubber sole that is highly textured, creating excellent grip in all weather.
The ingenious design allows you to choose between two types of closures. Use the zip closure by completely removing the laces, or use the laces and disregard the zip. The leather itself has a textured look, known as pebbled leather, so you can instantly tell it is a real hide. Plus, the useful scripted heel hoop lets you easily pull on the boot.
CELNEPHO — Runner-Up
These boots will bring a little bit of attitude to any outfit. Made from black PU with a thick rubber sole, these boots are fastened using a long zip that runs from the calf to the ankle, making them easy to get on and off.
The non-slip sole has an excellent grip and is a safer alternative to heeled shoes on a date or night out. Plus, these boots are perfect for winter, thanks to their cozy faux fur lining, which is also extremely comfortable. So much so, you’ll wonder why you never tried wedges before.
If you want to feel the empowerment of heels with an equal amount of practicality, this might be the perfect wedge boot for you.
Naturalizer — Contender
- Available in several colors
- Available made from leather or fabric
- Subtle platform with long heel
- Sandal design with velcro fastening
If you are looking for a slight and subtle platform, you may prefer these beautiful sandals. The wedge is large enough to take some of the pressure away from the balls of your feet, while still being able to enjoy wearing a pair of heels. Plus, the wedge itself is subtle enough for it to look like a regular pair of high-heeled sandals.
These sandals are an excellent option for summer evenings when you want to make a good impression. Three of the designs are made from leather and these are available in taupe, black, or soft silver, while the other design is made from fabric to create an almost denim-like look.
Superga — Honorable Mention
- Made from cotton
- Has a shoelace closure
- Available in several colors
- Completely flat platform with no heel
Someone added a platform to the most casual style of shoe to give it some style and we are in love with the idea. If you are normally a sneakers kind of girl, why not try these fabulous platform sneakers?
They are made from cotton with a thick rubber sole and are extremely comfortable, with the outsole featuring a pebbled texture for a slight grip. Like a regular sneaker, they have a lace fastening, and one of the designs has beautiful metallic rose lace holes.
These platforms are well made and durable, and you will feel comfortable wearing them every day if you so choose. They are available in black, white, grey, or navy, so there is sure to be one you love.
Cape Robin — Also Consider
- Made from rubber
- Comfortable contoured footbed
- Ventilated eyelet holes
- Slingback closure strap
Do you want to catch everyone’s eye with a unique and bold style? If so, you should consider purchasing these platform clogs. These are similar to the brand crocs and just as comfortable. The footbed contours perfectly to your feet, and the springiness of the rubber will make you feel like you are walking on clouds.
The color choice is eclectic, ranging from funky tie-dye or fluorescent green to black, blue, or white. The round toe is extremely comfortable and allows room for your toes to move. The ventilated holes let your skin breathe, while the slingback strap closure holds the shoe in place comfortably.
Plus, this pair of platforms is generous, with only a slight heel, so you can wear it comfortably all day long.