With all the platform pumps and platform gladiator sandals of the past two seasons, it was only a matter of time before cold weather arrived, and with it platform boots. I don’t have to go into the psychological intricacies about why boots – which usually cover you from your toes to your knees – are nevertheless some of the sexiest footwear there is. It’s one of those facts of fashion that few people (male or female) will argue with. Here are some of the picks from this ultra-sexy, ultra-chic trend.
These faux fur platform boots you can get at Charlotte Russe feature straps with an o-ring detail, and a tab sewn onto the faux fur cuff at the top, Now for the platform part: a 4.5 inch stacked faux wood stiletto with a platform. It has a rubber lug sole to keep you from slipping and the upper is faux leather. This is a very affordable way to get in on this trend.
With a trend this hot, you knew that the Italian designers were going to show us how its done, and these suede round-toed platform boots by Fendi are the perfect example. They have a zip front and the zipper pull is the Fendi logo. Lined in leather, you’ll be standing on a 1.5 inch covered platform and a 5.25 inch heel. These are “bad girl” boots at their best.
You didn’t think Dolce&Gabbana were going to sit this trend out, did you? These fabulous wedge heeled platform boots are suede over the foot and ankle, and then patent leather the rest of the way up. A black leather strap goes up the side of the boot and there is a branded black metal plaque at the top. A more casual take on the platform boot trend.
If you have an outfit that needs to be punctuated with look-at-me boots, then you could do worse than these Christian Louboutin python and black shoe boots. They’re just the thing to wear with this season’s boldly colored tunic dresses and leggings.
Here’s a pair of platform boots that’s definitely not for amateurs. These double platform boots by Gianmarco Lorenzi are leather with a narrow heel in addition to the double platform. People will have to do a double-take to notice the way the platform is made, and their automatic response will be “Cool! OMG!”
Here is a sophisticated take on the “spectator” style in a distressed suede boot with partly hidden platform. The toes are softly squared off, and the heel is 4.5 inches on a 1 inch platform.
We’ve all been there: asking ourselves if we should wear pumps or boots. Pumps are classic, but boots are … well, they’re boots. With these leather look platform ankle boots, you get the best of both worlds: classic pump styling in a short boot so you don’t have to choose!
If you have to choose just one pair of platform boots to take you through this season, then these high shank platform boots from Nine West would be a great choice. The upper hugs your legs and has a partial zipper. You’ll not only be tall, but with its 20 inch shank you’ll have boots up to there.
Winter may bring with it dismal weather, but it also brings us the opportunity to wear seriously fabulous boots like these hot platform boots. Whether your style is simple and classic or “Hey! Dig these boots!” you’ll find something to fit the bill perfectly this season.