Platform Wedges are All the Rage This Season!

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Everywhere you look, there are platform wedges. It’s THE big fashion statement this season. You can find them with all sorts of embellishments, comfort features, a wide variety of materials, casual designs, dressy designs, etc. I am new to the platform wedge craze, but having purchased a pair recently I now understand why they’ve become so popular. (Plus, they are fantastic for short people like me!) Footwear etc. is carrying a bunch of platform wedges from a bunch of different manufacturers, so there’s a lot to choose from!  Need any enticement? Here are some examples of some gorgeous models!

Clarks Caslynn – this casual sandal is available in Light Tan Nubuck, Black Nubuck, and Blue Nubuck. The platform is wrapped in cork for a casual appearance, and the upper is a classic, unadorned back strap with an adjustable hook and loop strap. The 3” heel height is incredibly comfortable due to the platform, and the mild rocker in the front of the shoe makes the shoe very easy to walk in. This particular shoe is proving to be incredibly popular.

Dansko Joanie – this elegant sandal is available in Black Lizard Leather or Brown Snake Leather. Its adjustable buckle straps give you a customized fit, and the leather upper and wedge sole add an air of classiness that allows you to wear this with dressier attire. It’s not only beautiful, it’s really comfortable due to the dual-density EVA footbed with memory foam, and the built-in arch support. Dansko shoes are known for outstanding comfort and style, and this shoe is no exception.

Romika Florida – this sporty sandal is available in Red/Mango Leather, Grey/Lila Leather, and Black/Basalt Leather. The sporty styling is evident by the perforations and metal accents in the leather upper, and the cork wedge. Decorative stitching also adds to the casual flair. I particularly love the visual interest provided by the straps that extend down over the cork wedge.

Taos Penelopeep – this is not merely an attractive, elegant wedge, it also has an adorable peep toe! It’s available in Red or Camel leather and has decorative stitching as well as a metal medallion. The cork and latex footbed makes this shoe incredibly comfortable, and the 2.5” heel height is just high enough to be feminine, yet low enough to be comfortable. You could wear this to work and then for a night out on the town afterwards!

Earthies Manza – this Nubuck wedge sandal is dressy but really easy to wear due to the hook and loop back strap. Available in Taupe Nubuck or Black Nubuck, the upper adds visual interest and also helps keep your foot cool. The cupped heel, anatomic arch support, and cradled toe area provide amazing comfort. This shoe is perfect for both casual and dressy attire, and this shoe is very popular this season.

UGG Australia Fitchie – Even UGG Australia is getting into the action with new platform wedge sandals. The Fitchie #1006844 is a dressy wedge t-strap with an adjustable buckle strap. It’s really interesting looking with its leather and jute accents, and amazingly comfortable because of the Poron foam cushioned, leather-lined footbed. Even with its 4” wedge heel, it’s easy to wear due to the 1 ½” platform. This shoe is available in Chocolate Leather/Jute or Black Leather/Jute to provide wardrobe versatility.

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