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. When returning to comfort, it’s no surprise that shoe style has caught on as they are equally practical and chic.
While the shoes are not universally popular, the controversial platforms have established themselves as one of the biggest trends of the season. Paired with everything from long, flowing dresses to Bermuda shorts to colorful, printed socks and jeans, the versatile sandals are the piece that you will find in every fashion person’s wardrobe. Here are some suggestions on how to wear the trend.