Somewhere in between your basic pair of flats and a platform wedge lies the flatform shoe. This style of shoe has been seen on many designer runways from Prada to Derek Lam. The ‘flatform’ is compatible with a range of different shoe style from sandals to boots. Check out the following flatform shoes to get a feel for the trend.
Price: $340.00 at openingceremony.us
These flatform shoes come in a light off-white and tan colourway. This Mary Jane style shoe has an enclosed toe and buckle fastening at the ankle. It was a wooden heel and sole. This type of shoe would work well worn with a full knee-length skirt and loose-fitting tank top.
Price: $957.00 at matchesfashion.comThese designer studded sandals are a great way to add interest to an outfit. They have a wide front strap and ankle strap fastening. The high platform wedge features leather covered large studs. These flatform sandals could easily accent a daytime outfit of tailored shorts, a silky tank top, and slouchy hobo bag.
Price: $450.00 at net-a-porter.com
These platform espadrille sandals would be great for wearing during the summer. They feature a taupe leather strap at the ankle and a canvas toe. These espadrilles have a round toe, gold flecks throughout, and leather-tipped laces. Wear these under floaty maxi dresses and with oversized sunglasses for a retro-inspired look.
Price: $765.00 at openingceremony.us
These bright red flatform shoes really make an impact. These sandals have a slingback design with an added ankle strap fastening. They have a peep-toe opening and four straps along the front of the shoe. These shoes are also available in yellow. Pare these down with a utilitarian outfit of skinny jeans and a blouse, or play them up with a 60s shift dress and geometric prints.
Price: $295.00 at net-a-porter.com
These wooden wedge sandals are a street-smart option. These sandals have cross over straps at the toe and an elasticised wrap-around ankle strap. These platform shoes have a slight heel to them, but still maintain a fairly ‘flatform’ shape. Wear these with tailored shorts and a slouchy tee for a chic everyday look.
Price: $645.00 at barneys.com
These high platform wedge shoes come in a neutral colourway. They feature suede straps and a wooden wedge. There is a solid strap at the toe and a buckle-fastening strap at the ankle. Team these wedges with a sheer pleated skirt and scoop-back top for a contemporary ballet-inspired look.
Price: $750.00 at net-a-porter.com
These flatform shoes have dark brown crocodile-effect leather straps. These shoes have a rounded toe, ridged rubber sole, and buckle-fastening ankle straps. The taupe suede heel measures approximately 2 inches. These shoes would look great with slim-fitting cropped khakis and a silk blouse.
Admittedly, this trend isn’t to everyone’s tastes. I’m not sure how long this trend will be sticking around for either. That said, it certainly is a quirky and unusual footwear style. What do you think of these flatform shoes?
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