Trendspotting: Sculpted Recessed Platforms on Shoes

The platform shoe never really went out of style since the height of its popularity in the 70s (Get it? “Height” of popularity? Of platform shoes? Okay, nevermind). It was on the feet of many people well into the 80s and even into the early 90s – including mine.

So when platform shoes started coming out this year in fresh, new shapes, I was more than pleased with the new arrival picks. Just by chopping off a bit of the platform and placing them slightly misaligned with the rest of the shoe, who would’ve thought that the outcome would be some really stunning shoes?

Check out these shoes with sculpted recessed platforms:

Elizabeth and James MasonElizabeth and James Mason, $354 at Shopbop

Put a spring in your step with these sunshine yellow suede.

MAXSTUDIO Randy Peep Toe PumpsMAXSTUDIO Randy Peep Toe Pumps, $34.04 – $185.00 at Amazon

These mushroom-colored MAXSTUDIO Randy peep toe pumps are strictly-for-work, but we suggest you check out the night-out-ready red crocodile color if you’re looking for an alternative.

Rock & Republic Alayna Chain PumpRock & Republic Alayna Chain Pump, $150 at Amazon

Now these are shoes to fall in love with. You can wear the chain across your ankles or dangling over the heels as shown.

Guess Shoes Kudrow PumpsGuess Shoes Kudrow Pumps, $95.99 at Amazon

These Guess Shoes “Kudrow” pumps come in practically every color. Check out the leopard and snakeskin prints, too!

Report Signature Watts Heels Report Signature Watts Heels, $132.99 at Shopbop

Satin gets a makeover in the Report Signature Watts heels. The zippers not only acts as ruffles, but also give these shoes an edgy look.

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