Trend Alert: Platform Sneakers and Loafers


Did we all go to bed and wake up in 1997? I am surprised and intrigued by the recent resurgence of platform sneakers and loafers. It’s a trend that was last seen on the Spice Girls in Spice World, and I am almost confused by its sudden popularity. I’m not sure if it’s a trend that even caught on when it was first introduced! I  remember seeing Scary Spice jumping around on stage, wearing them in the late 90s.


It does seem like they have really taken off in stores like Urban Outfitters, where a majority of their current shoe stock is filled with elevated styles. Sneakers, loafers, sandals, and even Converse are all being transformed into this unique trend.

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 I can’t say they’re something I would put on my feet (or attempt to walk in), but those who do wear them, wear them well and flawlessly. They add inches of height and instantly draw attention. When wearing them, there’s no need to fuss with your outfit– all eyes will be on your feet.


Written By: Allison Ripa

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