Photography courtesy of ImaxTree
Platforms take the high ground as the temperature takes a downturn.
By Ivy Tang
Date October 22, 2021
Remember the infamous Jeffrey Campbell Litas? The polarizing platform heeled boots were all the rage in the 2010s, and now a renaissance of sorts is upon us. Some might attribute the trend of taller statement boots to our (however slow) recovery from a period of social and economic hardships — after a year and a half (and counting) of the pandemic, everyone is ready to go higher, bigger and brighter when it comes to footwear, and fashion in general.
The return of ’90s/2000s fashion is bringing with it the iconic platform boot, taking inspiration from The Spice Girls, Bratz Dolls and other pop culture fixtures of that era. Most recently, a street style shot of Olivia Rodrigo in a pair of red patent Naked Wolfe platform boots took over the interwebs, confirming the resurgence of the trend.
Now it’s your turn! Here are some of our favourite platform boots for the Fall 2021 season:
La Greca Signature Ankle Boots
Jacquard Knit Platform Boots
Jadon Polka Dot Smooth Leather Platform Boots
($290, Dr. Martens)
Nodaleto x Heaven by Marc Jacobs
Wedge Loafer Boot in Calfskin
Platform Ankle Boot
Strap Sock Platform Boots
Women’s Brex Heel Lace Bootie