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The Best Platform Shoes of 2022

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A young model poses on a brick wall to show off their platform shoes. Credit: Teva

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Crocs Classic Clog Platform Shoes

The platform Crocs are just as lightweight as other styles, and have the useful pivoting heel strap, but add 1.6 inches to your overall height. Read More

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good for all-day wear

Cons

  • Generally a small fit
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Teva Flatform Universal

With no break-in period, the Teva Flatforms are vegan shoes created using synthetic and plant-based materials. Read More

Pros

  • Good for wide feet
  • Easy on and off

Cons

  • Triangle piece may pinch
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Vans Platform Sneaker

Running half a size large, the Vans platform sneakers are good for large feet and are super sturdy. Read More

Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Lots of styles available

Cons

  • Run large
  • Not a ton of arch support
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Melissa Platform Clog

Light and comfy, fans of the Melissa platform clog have reported no issues with break-in time and adore the padded insoles and grips on the bottoms. Read More

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • May scuff
  • Runs half a size large
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Circus by Sam Edelman Deana Loafers

Chunky but not clunky, it’s easy to dress up or down with these 1.5-inch platform loafers, but you’ll want to break them in before a long wear. Read More

Pros

  • True to size
  • Cushioned insole

Cons

  • Require some breaking in
  • Might be too chunky for some

Platform shoes are a fun way to give yourself a little height with any outfit. Great looking when worn with dresses or with longer pants, it’s an easy fashion “yes” for many. While many people might think of ’70s disco when they hear platform shoes, there are a ton of styles to choose from, and you don’t have to feel like you’ve traveled back to the days of disco just to get some height.

Whether you’re looking for something sporty, stylish, or just super tall, we looked at thousands of reviews and found some of the best platform shoes you can get online right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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Crocs Classic Clog Platform Shoes

Love it or hate it, Crocs are a thing. When celebrities from Post Malone to Whoopie Goldberg are partaking in a trend, you know it’s a hit. Get a little elevation with these platform Crocs, in a huge variety of colors, or go simple and add Jibbitz shoe charms to your Crocs to show your unique style. The platform Crocs are just as lightweight as other styles, and have the useful pivoting heel strap, but add 1.6 inches to your overall height. Reviews on the fit of these platform shoes are mixed but as this style is less roomy than others, the manufacturer recommends sizing up to the next largest whole size for a good fit. Whether these are a gift for a fashionable friend or for your own tired feet, people are pleased with the platform Crocs; one reviewer even wore them to her wedding party! We’d recommend these for anyone, but especially those who need a wide-fitting shoe and have trouble finding comfortable options.

Pros

  • Comfortable

  • Good for all-day wear

Cons

  • Generally a small fit

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Teva Flatform Universal

The sporty but stylish Teva Flatform Universal is a fan-favorite platform shoe that is great for a variety of outfits. With no break-in period, the Teva Flatforms are vegan shoes created using synthetic and plant-based materials. They’re finished with eco-friendly recycled polyester straps for a sustainable style that makes a statement while keeping plastic out of landfills. These lightweight sandals are 1.75-inches in height and are great for wide feet, and their quick-dry webbing ensures comfort even if you get stuck in a summer storm. Easy hook-and-loop closures make it easy to get these sandals on and off quickly and ensure a better fit overall. Some people have complained about the triangle part where the strap comes together pinching them, though this isn’t a deterring factor.

Pros

  • Good for wide feet

  • Easy on and off

Cons

  • Triangle piece may pinch

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Vans Platform Sneaker

Known for their support of street culture, art, skate and surf, Vans creates solid shoes in a ton of different styles to add some pizazz to any outfit. The Vans platform sneaker is no exception, and these platform shoes are a solid pick for anyone looking to add some pep in their step. Running half a size large, the Vans platform sneakers are good for large feet and are super sturdy. (In fact, after breaking my foot, I wore these Vans platform sneakers to ensure I had a little lift on my foot that wasn’t in a boot.) Though these shoes are sturdy there isn’t a whole lot of arch support and we would suggest wearing them with an insole if you need some extra support. Thick looking without looking orthopedic, we love the Vans platform sneaker for its comfortable wear and the Vans quality consistency.

Pros

  • Sturdy

  • Lots of styles available

Cons

  • Run large

  • Not a ton of arch support

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Melissa Platform Clog

It’s hard to look at the Melissa platform clog and not think that they might just be the perfect Barbie shoe. These patent-rubber platform shoes are the most adorable clogs I might have ever laid eyes on, and trust me, I’m a shoe person. Light and comfortable, fans of the Melissa platform clog have reported no issues with break-in time and adore the padded insoles and grips on the bottoms. Since they’re made of rubber, they may scuff easily, but they’re also a breeze to wipe clean. If you’re interested in the Melissa clog, you may want to order half a size down, as reviews do mention that they run a little big.

Pros

  • Comfortable

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • May scuff

  • Runs half a size large

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Circus by Sam Edelman Deana Loafers

The super cute lug sole Deana loafer from Circus by Sam Edelman has nine colorways to choose from, each with a metal ornament detail on the top. Chunky but not clunky, it’s easy to dress up or down with these 1.5-inch platform shoes, but you’ll want to break them in before long wear. The Deana loafer runs true to size and has a nicely cushioned insole, but will stretch a little if need be.

We love the Sam Edelman brand because they’re known for making great quality shoes without the huge price tag. These might be a little flashy for some, but if you’re looking for a fun platform shoe, they could be perfect.

Pros

  • True to size

  • Cushioned insole

Cons

  • Require some breaking in

  • Might be too chunky for some

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