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If You Buy One Pair of Shoes in 2022, Make it These

The bigger, the better.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

Did you think we’d be wearing slippers forever? Well I’ve got some news for you: platforms are back.

Fashion should be about having fun, so don’t waste time with practical shoe choices.

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Only joking. You need to be able to walk in your shoes, but there’s no harm in wearing comfy shoes that also look incredible.

slip into style versace platforms

That’s the beauty of platforms. Whether you opt for strappy Mary-Janes or simple heels, they’re surprisingly easy on your feet.

It’s no coincidence that one of the biggest and most dramatic shoe trends for the year is actually pretty comfy.

Celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez told CNN, “We’re coming out of wearing sneakers and being in comfortable shoes, and so the jump from sneakers to stilettos is a big one.

Bella Hadid in Versace's Fall Autumn Winter 2021-22 show
Courtesy of Versace

“I feel like the platform, because it is more comfortable, is a great alternative.

“Right now, it’s platform everything. The higher, the chunkier, the better.”

Versace introduced their now famous Medusa Aevitas platforms in their AW21 show, with models stomping down the runway with coloured tights and matching sky-high satin platforms, while designers Molly Goddard and Moschino debuted their own iterations for the season too.

Meanwhile platform Mary-Janes from Musier Paris and Nodaleto have grown a cult following, with fashion girls falling for their girly yet tough appeal.

I’ve fallen hard too and I’ve been looking for the best platform heels all day (don’t tell my boss).

Here are the pairs I’ve saved.

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Shop platform shoes

Busy Colorblock Evergreen, £154, Alohas

Busy Colorblock Evergreen, £154, Alohas – buy now

escarpins babies
"Mary Jane" shoes, black color.

Escarpins Babies, £160, Musier Paris – buy now

Bulla Babies patent-leather Mary Jane pumps Nodaleto

Bulla Babies Patent-leather Mary Jane Pumps, £640, Nodaleto – buy now

Priority Platform High Heeled Shoes in black, £38, ASOS DESIGN

Priority Platform High Heeled Shoes in black, £38, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

Satin Strappy Platform Flared Block Heels NastyGal

Satin Strappy Platform Flared Block Heels, now £36, Nasty Gal – buy now


High-Heel Platform Shoes, £69.99, Zara – buy now

Croc Mary Jane Shoe Warehouse

Croc Mary Jane Shoe, £63.20, Warehouse – buy now

Patent Faux Leather Flare Heel Mary Jane Shoes Nasty Gal

Patent Faux Leather Flare Heel Mary Jane Shoes, now £48, Nasty Gal – buy now

Topshop Fara two part platform shoes in blue

Fara Two Part Platform Shoes in Blue, £49, Topshop – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Pluto platform heeled shoes in black

Pluto Platform Heeled Shoes in black, £42, ASOS DESIGN – buy now


Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps, £1,050, Versace – buy now

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