From our fab friends at thefind.com:
When I was in middle school (oh so long ago), platform sneakers were everywhere. In fact, I’m pretty sure no one even wore flat-soled tennis shoes (well, save for the guys of course). Maybe it was just the late 90′s era doing its best to fit in as many questionable fads as possible before ushering in the 00′s, or maybe it was the influence of the Spice Girls in their heyday (probably an epic combination of both) – either way, casual platform sneaks were the way to go! Now, thanks to the popularity of wedge sneakers in recent months, platform sneakers are now making a serious comeback. Mixing the comfort of your favorite casual shoe with the added, elongating height of a platform sandal or pump, these shoes are certainly bold, but they’re not the craziest thing we’ve seen over the past year. Suede, spikes, studs, metallic finishes, funky soles, you name it – it’s clear that the jazzed-up sneakers are here to stay… but are you diggin’ these revamped, chunky-soled platform versions, or do you prefer last season’s wedge styles?
– Alexandra Gambardella