The wedge sneaker trend came and went (ok, Isabel Marant continues for the original adopters), and for today, casual shoes, flats, and sneakers are on the rise. A few trends right now… Vans inspired slip-ons, espadrilles, sneakers of all sorts, and now…drum roll please….the platform shoe.

The common denominator here… women want comfort! We are done with pain, and are seeking options to look stylish, and feel powerful at a business meeting. Maybe platform shoes are stretching it a bit, but only when you say the words. Take a look at what your options are, and you’ll find a way to wear these with your culottes or mid length skirts this summer.

Platforms

What do you think? Are you in? or out?

From top left to right: Opening Ceremony, Robert Clergerie, Stella McCartney, and Kenzo.