Mention the words ‘platform shoes’ and my mind immediately goes back to the mid nineties; a time when my ten year old self longed to embrace ‘Girl Power’ and wear shoes just like the Spice Girls. Looking back, these weren’t a feminist fashion statement, more like ghastly patterned shoes made out of cork, with solid 6 inch thick soles so big that you could break both your ankles just by looking at them.
Luckily, the platform shoe and my own fashion sense have come a long way since then and with top designers such as Prada, Charlotte Olympia and Balenciaga all unveiling their own platforms this autumn, the chunky-soled shoe has once again become a staple for every party girl’s wardrobe.
Never ones to shy away from innovative fashion, Sarenza also have a nice range of platforms to help you kick start the season in style!
French label Mine de Rien is fast becoming a popular brand at Sarenza and it isn’t hard to see why. Their mix of glamour and simplicity result in really pretty shoes. The sole of this shoe has just a tiny wedge, giving it a subtle, yet gorgeous platform style.
I couldn’t resist adding this Buffalo pair in. They scream retro – in a good way. The colour mixed with the sequins make these the perfect shoes for a night out dancing (maybe even under a disco ball!)
Ok technically these aren’t platforms, as opposed to shoes with a big heel, but the Spice Girls nostalgia and my British roots have made me extremely fond of this pair. That, and Annabel Winship is fast becoming my favourite shoe designer of all time!