18 Best Platform Sandals for 2022
This is when you literally need to take your shoe game to the next level. Strutting around town, people-watching in the park, hitting the beach for a day of retreat, or meeting the girls for lunch – all the excuses to take your summer style to new heights. While we love a simply cute sandal, nothing is more aesthetically impressive than a platform sandal.
Of course, they are trendy right now. But to be honest, from owning the scorching summer sidewalk to mid-winter tropical getaways, you can never have too many sandal options. And, get this: thanks to their bulkier soles, the best platform sandals will add inches without compromising comfort, for the first time in your fashion life. So don’t say we didn’t warn you about the crazy shoes dominating the streets this summer! In recent months, brands like Nodaleto, Versace and Tom Ford have spearheaded the platform craze. And while the closed-toe days were glorious, we’re taking the trend one step further this summer by simultaneously adding major height. and show off this pedicure to seamlessly add a bit of your personality into the mix.
Our top picks for the best platform sandals of 2022:
Fortunately, fashion doesn’t ask us to step too far out of our comfort zone. Elevated iterations of classic styles we already know and love provide room for endless styling possibilities. Ready to join us and take your shoe game up a notch? Shop our favorite picks below for the perfect finish to any outfit.
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These soft pillow slides
- Molded toe straps for a soft feel
- IRL neon tint much brighter than pictured
Everyone needs at least one pair in their sandal rotation. They are cute, comfortable and colorful!
These unique sandals
- Toe box can fit snugly on wide feet
The platform heel, the pretty black floral decoration and that unexpected little open toe? ! Perfection.
Those nostalgic Grails
Wedge flip flops
- Risk of twisting the ankle
We could never wear basic flip flops when they exist! Although they’re definitely more suited to, say, a birthday party or brunch with friends (anything on solid ground, really) than a day at the beach.
These new classics
Bae Classic Clogs
The familiar Crocs silhouette, finished with a sporty platform and unconventional shades. Talk about a statement! And for that price, why not buy two pairs in your favorite colors?
These flirty platforms
Saralris Square Toe Chunky Block Heel Platforms
- No need to trim for wide feet
- The toe strap is not very strong
Preppy and fashion-forward, shoppers love how eye-catching this pair is. If that sleek gold isn’t your jam, fret not: these stunners come in a rainbow of colors.
These retro beauties
Marih sandal in nappa leather
- Literally the perfect shade of hot pink
- A bit sticky once it gets hotter than hot
The dramatic comeback we didn’t know we needed. Let’s face it, we’ll never be too old for a Barbie moment!
These naughty lace-up shoes
Lace-up platform sandals
- Can party all night comfortably
- Laces may need frequent retightening
These are perfect for anyone looking to jump on the platform trend, but with a style that’s more sassy than clunky. The lace-up detail leaves room for everything the versatility of style.
These Glam Rigs
My kind of big party sandal
- Stunning thick appliqué details
- Not much style versatility
A perfect example of a pair of shoes that totally makes the outfit! No need to think too much about your ensemble when wearing them.
These party-ready rigs
Toinet satin ankle strap platforms
- Can carry you through many looks
- Lower height is more of a platform with slight lift
Go for a bright yellow accent this season! You won’t waver in these. The toe box is complete with a triple strap for added security. Without forgetting this ankle strap for more comfort and aesthetic pleasure.
These fun platforms
- The strap has a comfortable elastic insert
- Strap can stretch over time
The perfect touch of character to add to any minimalist outfit. But also: The perfect organized chaos to add to any maximalist outfit.
This triple strap platform
Varia satin platforms
- Square toe bed can crush toes
More is more is more is MORE! To really stand out, these vibrating lime stunners are your best bet. Tiered straps mimic the shape of the wedge platform, while an ankle strap locks your foot in place.
These woven sandals
Fefee Platform Slide
- Good price for such an intricate design
A 70s-inspired woven platform adds a funky vibe to any wardrobe. These tangerine beauties are light enough to pair with a simple sundress, yet intricate enough to prove you’re an art lover.
These fun platform sandals
Women’s Retro Wedge Mules, Slip-On Sandals
- The snug fit makes them easy to walk on
- Colors are brighter IRL than in photos
These unique clog-style platforms are accented with cool rivet detailing and the juiciest complementary color combination. Totally unmissable!
These textured platforms
- You’ll be the only one with a furry platform heel
I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen a shoe quite like this fuzzy, edgy style with a unique flared heel by black designer Jazmin Veney. Not feeling green? No problem: these cheeky-named mules come in multiple colors.
These intense platforms
Black Winter Platform Sandals
- Straps keep you secure
- Can become slippery with sweaty feet
How can you not be obsessed with this puffy strappy design?! They’re so much fun and an anything but basic take on an all-black shoe.
These very high sandals
- You will certainly look considerably, perhaps excessively, taller
The higher, the better! Need a break from solid colors and medium patterns? Not only is this print refreshing to see on this particular silhouette, but the burnt orange hue looks like an unexpected take on the checkerboard trend that we can’t get enough of.
These magic platforms
Jeffrey Campbell Droid Ankle Tie Platform Wedge Sandal in Black Patent at Nordstrom, Size 5
- So many fun ways to attach the straps
- Only available in two colors (but both are cute!)
These thrilling platformers are sure to turn heads. Where’s the heel?! How many different ways can these laces be styled? ! How did you stretch your legs like that?!
These translucent platforms
This elusive shoe that is perhaps also easy to pair with just about anything. Such an easy way to finish off any spring look.
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