The 8 Platform Sandals To Have For An It-Girl Summer

The 8 Platform Sandals To Have For An It-Girl Summer

The 8 Platform Sandals To Have For An It-Girl Summer

The bigger the platform, the better.

The bigger the platform, the better.

Text: Madison San Miguel

Time to put away your winter boots to welcome your next favorite summer accessory: platform sandals. With ‘90s fashion coming back, including low-rise jeans, cropped tanks and oversized blazers, it also means that the platform is back in style. But now, the once popular it-shoe of the ‘90s is seen with a contemporary twist that honors its original design. 

From sleek strappy styles to soft suede materials, below are the six best platform sandals to sport all summer long. 

Simon Miller Maze Platform

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Don’t let your eyes fool you–these strappy platform sandals are lightweight enough for comfortable wear thanks to its leather wrapped cork base. Besides the chunky strap details, the shoe has a 3.25 inch heel for maximum height. Let’s not forget that it is also available in the ultimate summer color palette: a vibrant green, a solid black, a rich macadamia and a soft orange.  

Versace Black & Gold La Greca Platform Sandals

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Sandals with a little bit of edge. The Versace La Greca Platform Sandals definitely make a statement with a black and gold Greek key pattern along the webbing and straps of the shoe. These jersey sandals also have adjustable straps for a customizable fit, and sculptural rubber platform midsole and treaded rubber outsole.

Steve Madden Slinky30 

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The Slink30 was the it-shoe in the ‘90s, and has finally returned for its comeback in celebration of Steve Madden’s 30th Anniversary. What makes this platform unique is that it has a sculpted platform sole and a stretchy fabric upper to secure your feet. The heel itself is a perfect height at just 2.25 inches. 

Stuart Weitzman Summerlift Flatform Sandal

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Think of your average sandal meshed with a platform, or in this case, a flatform. Stuart Weitzman’s Summerlift Flatform is entirely monochromatic with crossover straps to frame the foot and an adjustable ankle strap. This style is in a soft blue suede fabric, but also comes in a fine raffia material. 

Paloma Barceló Woven Platform Sandals

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Paloma Barceló takes a twist on the platform sandal by adding this intricate interwoven detail on the sides. This pale-green leather-blend sandal features an open toe and lifted platform sole for the perfect summer attire. 

Staud Rio Platform Sandal

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Much like the rest of Staud’s collection, this sandal will most likely be seen on celebrities and influencers alike this season. The Staud Rio Platform Sandal features two soft straps to create a flip-flop appearance, and a slightly cushioned footbed for comfort. This style also comes in five different colors to rotate and collect. 

Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Shearling

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For those cool summer nights, the Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle has the Arizona two strap style that is beloved by the brand but with an all-over teddy fabric. The thick buckle details make it a bold style, while the soft shearling proves warmth and cushion. And for added comfort, this sandal is made with a cork-latex footbed.

Gucci Original GG Slide Sandal

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Decorated with the iconic “GG” emblem in a brick red color, these platform Gucci Slides are the perfect summer accessory. The “GG” is the same Gucci logo that was used in the ‘70s, and is emblematic of the brand’s heritage and craft. Its other features include a wide strap, rubber sole and a burgundy insole for a luxurious look, and is available in three additional colors.

Credits: Cover image courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

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