The controversial shoe development that’s all of the sudden in all places


This summer, sandals have one thing in common: platform floors. While platform shoes could instantly conjure up a 70s high heel destined for an elaborate party, the ones we're about to see are a whole new take on throwback shoes. This time around, designers are using everything from flip flops to sporty utility sandals as a starting point, but updating them with thick, cushioned soles. Returning to comfort, it's no surprise that shoe style has improved as they are both practical and chic in equal parts.

While the shoes are not universally popular, the controversial platforms have established themselves as one of the biggest trends of the season. Combined with everything from long, flowing dresses to Bermudas to colorful, printed socks and jeans, the versatile sandals are the piece that you will find in every fashion person's wardrobe. Here you will find suggestions on how to carry the trend.


Melinda Martin