(Closed) Is Anyone Else Sick of Platform Shoes

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@Christy42213:  Most of my friends are like you, so I’m definitely the weird one lol.  However, my friends that are my height wear 8s and 9s, so maybe that’s why.  I left a pair of ballroom shoes at a dance studio once and when I called to see if they were there, the lady called them “little doll shoes.”

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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).

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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@housebee:  Oh, I missed where you said your size.  I’m size 9, so that’s totally why.  Still, I think I may have an obsession with tiny things.  I just find them so cute!  Doesn’t matter what it is!  Shoes, teacups, little apple pies made out of bottle caps, felt, and beads.  😉

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Christy42213:  The platform doesn’t make you any taller – if anything it alleviates the height of the heel and overall makes the heel height shorter.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Absolutely! They really are bulky and awkward looking. I wore flat sandals 4 the wedding 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

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@housebee:  +1!

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!  

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall

I think smallish platforms make shoes sooo much comfier! But I am a heel wimp so maybe that’s just me…lol

Post # 41
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Busy bee

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.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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! 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@blueteacup:  I can’t stand them nor can I walk in them lol. I need to be able to feel the ground when I have shoes on if you know what I mean 😛

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