New collections are stocked up in stores, and that’s given us time to shop around and notice some emerging patterns. We already made note of some of spring’s biggest trends, but if you think that’s all the footwear market has to offer, think again. Last spring was full of sky-high platforms, and it’s become clear these platforms are still dominant.

Platforms have faded in and out of the footwear spectrum for years. The last thing to spur a real resurgence of platforms was after the debut of the Saint Laurent Tribute Sandal almost ten years ago, and they stuck around for years after before ceding to single-sole pumps and sneakers. Like clockwork, everything that goes out of style eventually comes back, and platforms, whether you like it or not, aren’t an exception.

Gucci confirmed the resurgence of the style when shoes with a 2.25 inch from platform hit the runway, and while those are by far the most dramatic of the season, designers hopped on the platform bandwagon in both modest and extravagant ways. Check out some of the new options below.

Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandal
$625 via Net-a-Porter

Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandal

Saint Laurent Candy Suede Platform Sandal
$895 via Bergdorf Goodman

Saint Laurent Candy Suede Platform Sandal

Chloé Crisscross-Strap Platform Sandals
$750 via Barneys

Chloe Crisscross-Strap Platform Sandals

Prada Platform Ankle-Wrap Sandal
$790 via Bergdorf Goodman

Prada Platform Ankle-Wrap Sandal

Giuseppe Zanotti Mirrored-Leather Platform Sandals
$795 via Net-a-Porter

Giuseppe Zanotti Mirrored-Leather Platform Sandals

Gianvito Rossi Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals
$775 via Barneys

Gianvito Rossi Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals

Gucci Leather Platform Pump
$990 via Gucci

Gucci Leather Platform Pump

Marc Jacobs Debbie Platform Sandals
$475 via Barneys

Marc Jacobs Debbie Platform Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Valleygirl Leather Platform Sandal
$485 via Bergdorf Goodman

Stuart Weitzman Valleygirl Leather Platform Sandal

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leonora Embossed Platform Sandals
$160 via Bloomingdale’s

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leonora Embossed Platform Sandals

Miu Miu Embellished Patent-Leather Platform Sandals
$1,390 via Net-a-Porter

Miu Miu Embellished Patent-Leather Platform Sandals

Loeffler Randall Arbella Suede Platform Sandals
$395 via ShopBop

Loeffler Randall Arbella Suede Platform Sandals

Topshop Scarlet Slim Platform Pump
$90 via Nordstrom

Topshop Scarlet Slim Platform Pump

Aquazzura Issa Suede and Leather Platform Sandals
$795 via Net-a-Porter

Aquazzura Issa Suede and Leather Platform Sandals

Roger Vivier Floral-Appliqué Suede Platform Sandal
$1,325 via Bergdorf Goodman

Roger Vivier Platform Sandal

Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Platform Sandal
$1,095 via Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander McQueen  Studded Leather Platform Sandal

Christian Louboutin Hawaii Peep Toe Platform Pump
$995 via Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin Hawaii Peep Toe Platform Pump

Jimmy Choo Dora Elaphe-Trimmed Suede Sandals
$950 via Net-a-Porter

Jimmy Choo Dora Elaphe-Trimmed Suede Sandals

Diane von Furstenberg Madrid Pump
$378 via Nordstrom

Diane von Furstenberg Madrid Pump

Sam Edelman Mel Embellished Canvas Platform Sandals
$190 via Net-a-Porter

Sam Edelman Mel Embellished Canvas Platform Sandals
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Kate
Kate
6 years ago

I like the Jimmy Choo and Aquazurra sandals. I think the block heel trend this Spring is pretty cool, especially with all the 70s silhouettes that are in fashion right now. At least they look more comfortable than trying to totter on a platform shoe with a stiletto heel.

laura
laura
6 years ago

Thank God they’re back in style. I’m only 5’1″ and platforms are my best friends…

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
6 years ago
Reply to  laura

I’m about the same height so I love anything with a platform!

Sandy
Sandy
6 years ago

Myself, I could do without platforms forever but I am tall. The thing I really like about fashion today is there is really something for everyone. Yes, these monster platform shoes are an option but so are single soled shoes, mules, sandals, and pumps. So each to their own.

pinkloverme
pinkloverme
6 years ago

Finally, they’re back! All the shorties out there can now be happy and in peace. Plus, they’re so much more comfortable. Those Gucci ones are insane! I can’t imagine walking in them.

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