- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
They’ve never been my taste. I get that it’s an easier way to get 4+” of height, but I have no desire to be that tall. I’m perfectly happy in a 2″ non-platform heel, thanks!
Plus when I was growing up, platforms weren’t “in” and we called them “stripper shoes.” I get why they got popular–same reason they’re good stripper shoes! Makes you look taller and relatively comfortable! But in my mind they will always be stripper shoes (nothing against strippers and their chosen footwear of course).
Youtube Manolo Blahnik talking about platforms. He HATES them. He’s scathing in his interview. It’s funny.
They are pretty icky – especially the really stacked up ones.
Absolutely! They really are bulky and awkward looking. I wore flat sandals 4 the wedding
Haha I agree, I love how platform shoes makes my small-ass feet look like regular size. I wear a size 4 and it’s so hard to find shoes! Whenever I wear regular heels without the platform my feet look sssoooo tiny. My 5 year old niece and I almost have similar size feet (although she is really tall for her age) I was shocked when I found I can fit into her sandals and crocs! God what I would give to fit a size 6 or 6 1/2!
Over the way they look but at 5’2″ I love the extra height. But when it comes to platforms there’s a fine line between sandals and stripper shoes.
I think smallish platforms make shoes sooo much comfier! But I am a heel wimp so maybe that’s just me…lol
At a rise of more than 3 inches, the bones in your ankle need to shift forward to compensate for the adjustment to your weight. In addition to being unhealthy for your body, women need to retrain their walking to be able to handle these higher rises. Platforms are popular for allowing a high heel without the physical issues of a matching rise. If you want a large heel with no platform, you’re honestly going to probably need to go designer or fetish.
@blueteacup: I ended up altering a pair of shoes that i love to wear to suit my dress/colours. I too am not a fan of the platforms, and whilst i didn’t want super high heels (as they can get uncomfortable), my Fiance is 6 foot 5, and i’m 5 foot 9, so i also don’t want to wear ballet flats – which seem to be the easiest close toed shoes without a platform to find!
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