I'm giving platforms a shot again. I used to own a pair of black, strappy platforms, but I barely wore them, and honestly didn't think they were that fun (I bought them for $5 at charming Charlie, serious markdown!). I got them before they became a trend, kind of a habit I have. Fast-forward a few years, platforms are like the THING to own. So here I am, roaming around in my second pick for the summer.
Platform shoes were first worn by Greek actors, called the Cothurnus, dating back to 220 BC. The higher the platform, the more important the actor was. Over time, during the 14th, 18th, and even the 19th century, the platform evolved in the middle east and Europe. In the 1930s, Salvatore Ferragamo reinvented the platform in his fashion-forward, cork sandal. To this day, that colorful sandal is still considered to be very modern!
I got these gorgeous sandals at Asos (yet again) and I am digging how fun and comfortable they are. My only issue with the shoe, is that they tend to flop a lot when I walk. I thought it was because I didn't tie them tight enough, but I realized it's simply how they fit on my feet. I highly recommend having a fun pair of platforms in your closet! These shoes turn a simple dress, or jeans and tee into something a little more exciting. The added plus for me? Reaching for anything at the top of any shelf, without the foot incline.