11 Pairs of Stylish Platform Sneakers That’ll Add a Few Extra Inches

11 Pairs of Stylish Platform Sneakers That’ll Add a Few Extra Inches
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During the past couple of seasons, sneakers have become acceptable, stylish footwear for almost any occasion when paired with the right pieces, and it thrills us to no end. But while we adore classic styles from Adidas to Vans, there’s one small problem that nobody seems to be talking about: They’re totally flat, which can hinder us from wearing them with outfits that require a small boost.

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Enter the modern platform sneaker, which—unlike the types popularized by ’90s club kids—feature a modestly expanded rubber sole that’s one or two inches high and looks exceptionally cool when paired with pretty much anything in your closet, from super-slim cropped trousers or faded blue skinnies to denim shorts and miniskirts. Here, we’ve rounded up 11 pairs to get you started.


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Joshua Sanders NY Platform Sneaker, $343; at Farfetch

Loeffler Randall Miko Iridescent Platform Sneaker, $350; at Neiman Marcus 

Alexander McQueen White & Red Leather Platform Sneakers, $620; at SSense

ASOS Dennison Sneakers, $45; at ASOS

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MSGM Slip-On Platform Sneaker, $569; at Nordstrom

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ASH Cult Lace-Up Platform Sneakers, $129; at Lord & Taylor

Photo: Lord & Taylor

Opening Ceremony 'Grunge' Sneaker, $225; at Nordstrom

Rachel Zoe Reena Sneaker, $238; at Shopbop

Superga Bouclé Platform Sneaker, $70; at Nasty Gal

Jeffrey Campbell Mesh Sneaker, $94; at Farfetch

Vans Washed Denim Platform, $40; at Revolve

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