These Platform Heels Take the Spring 2022 Trend to New Heights

The moment that the first pair of candy pink Versace platforms marched down the Fall 2021 runways, demand for the exaggerated silhouette immediately shot through the roof. After a year of flats and cozy footwear, shoppers have developed an appetite for pieces with some panache. While the luxury Italian house may have a stronghold on the platform heels trend, competing brands have doled out a handful of iterations for the Spring/Summer 2022 season—and they’re just as worthy of your attention.

Whether you prefer a stilted punk-rock pair à la Kourtney Kardashian or something a bit more practical (see: Bottega’s featherweight clogs), there’s a kitchen sink of options on the market. If you aren’t sure where to start, ask yourself how they will fit into your current wardrobe, For example, are you in the market for going-out heels, or are you jonesing for something you can wear every day? Will you get more use out of a chunky loafer that suits chilly New York winters, or would a versatile mule sandal make the most sense for your LA-bound lifestyle? The point is: you have options. 

Just below is our curated edit of the best platform heels currently available for purchase—plus, a few styling tips and tricks to help you pull them off.