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Platforms: Keep Them Coming!

Flat platforms are still everywhere! And they keep getting bigger, both literally and socially. You look around campus and see creepers, platform sneakers, boots, an entire catalog of the trend. And it seems as if they are here to stay! Probably for a reason too: flat platform shoes give you the height of a heel without the pain of a steep incline, or the feeling of awkwardly being too dressed up for class. It’s a risk-free way to look good without actually having to bear the pain of a stiletto. Best of both worlds? Seems pretty awesome.Flat Platform shoe

With the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony platform sneakers that came out last spring, there was a boom in the design front, and a lot of designers took the bait, creating their own versions. The Jeffrey Campbell “Homg” was a huge hit this past summer, and the designer continues to turn out new variations on the shoe. Flower prints were for last season, but winter it up and check out their metallic silver or rose gold. You’ll be hitting two trends in one awesome staple to any fashionista’s wardrobe.Jeffrey Campbell HOMG

And then there are the creepers, the British punk staple straight from the late 80s. The past few years we’ve seen a resurgence of the style, but up until recently you could only find the OG ones from brands like TUK. These are great, but they are not always very comfortable and are extremely heavy (i.e. beware if you have back problems). Now, you can find them all over, in many more colors and styles, and believe it or not, comfort! Walk all over Boston in these shoes, and no one will believe you but your feet will feel great and look great.

So, look around, head down Newbury and stop in LF, Thom Browne, or Steve Madden. Or head online, to Nastygal, or UNIF, or browse the Jeffrey Campbell options. They have kick ass platform creepers and sneakers that will be sure to give you that effortlessly cool look that so many it-girls are rocking today. Get a half size larger than usual, pile on the socks and head out into winter. You may be wearing a big coat but everyone will be sure to notice your shoes.

 

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