Your Guide to the Spring 2016 Platform Shoe Resurgence

Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandal

New collections are stocked up in stores, and that’s given us time to shop around and notice some emerging patterns. We already made note of some of spring’s biggest trends, but if you think that’s all the footwear market has to offer, think again. Last spring was full of sky-high platforms, and it’s become clear these platforms are still dominant.

Platforms have faded in and out of the footwear spectrum for years. The last thing to spur a real resurgence of platforms was after the debut of the Saint Laurent Tribute Sandal almost ten years ago, and they stuck around for years after before ceding to single-sole pumps and sneakers. Like clockwork, everything that goes out of style eventually comes back, and platforms, whether you like it or not, aren’t an exception.

Gucci confirmed the resurgence of the style when shoes with a 2.25 inch from platform hit the runway, and while those are by far the most dramatic of the season, designers hopped on the platform bandwagon in both modest and extravagant ways. Check out some of the new options below.

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Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandal
$625 via Net-a-Porter

Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandal

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Saint Laurent Candy Suede Platform Sandal
$895 via Bergdorf Goodman

Saint Laurent Candy Suede Platform Sandal

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Chloé Crisscross-Strap Platform Sandals
$750 via Barneys

Chloe Crisscross-Strap Platform Sandals

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Prada Platform Ankle-Wrap Sandal
$790 via Bergdorf Goodman

Prada Platform Ankle-Wrap Sandal

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Giuseppe Zanotti Mirrored-Leather Platform Sandals
$795 via Net-a-Porter

Giuseppe Zanotti Mirrored-Leather Platform Sandals

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Gianvito Rossi Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals
$775 via Barneys

Gianvito Rossi Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals

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Gucci Leather Platform Pump
$990 via Gucci

Gucci Leather Platform Pump

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Marc Jacobs Debbie Platform Sandals
$475 via Barneys

Marc Jacobs Debbie Platform Sandals

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In the beginning glance, the Tank Asymétrique (1936) seems distorted and crooked. The moment to the wrist, the model provides a comfortable angle for viewing the time.

Stuart Weitzman Valleygirl Leather Platform Sandal
$485 via Bergdorf Goodman

Stuart Weitzman Valleygirl Leather Platform Sandal

Although the Tank was first designed in 1917, it did not take Cartier lengthy to start out iterating over the style and design. The Tank Cintrée, by way of example, was born in 1921. The title Cintrée refers to the compressed profile of the model, which is slimmer (leading to bottom) and even more narrow (side to side) than other Tanks. In addition, it has a curves profile that lets the elongated situation sit near and very low for the wrist. The Tank is currently an classy observe, but the Cintrée takes this to a whole other level.
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MICHAEL Michael Kors Leonora Embossed Platform Sandals
$160 via Bloomingdale’s

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leonora Embossed Platform Sandals

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Miu Miu Embellished Patent-Leather Platform Sandals
$1,390 via Net-a-Porter

Miu Miu Embellished Patent-Leather Platform Sandals

The in 1967 created Crash observe was the last intense creation and this model is quite common amongst collectors, specially during the slightly greater and impossible to uncover London version. Cartier went a huge step forward by creating a new bigger version in 2015. It not merely featured a bigger curved situation, it is also skeletonized. Cartier released this edition, being a fully new developed observe and created it large ample to get worn by males. The group of engineers, watchmakers and designers that came up with this entirely new case, produced also the brand new skeleton caliber 9618MC especially for that new Crash.

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Loeffler Randall Arbella Suede Platform Sandals
$395 via ShopBop

Loeffler Randall Arbella Suede Platform Sandals

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Topshop Scarlet Slim Platform Pump
$90 via Nordstrom

The situation may seem to become your average square case, nonetheless it will not be. When square watches generally locate themselves only appealing to a niche audience, the Panthère finds additional universal appeal as a result of complexity and finesse of the style. In particular, the curved edges and that instantly-recognizable screw-down bezel actually set the watch apart.

Topshop Scarlet Slim Platform Pump

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Aquazzura Issa Suede and Leather Platform Sandals
$795 via Net-a-Porter

Aquazzura Issa Suede and Leather Platform Sandals

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Roger Vivier Floral-Appliqué Suede Platform Sandal
$1,325 via Bergdorf Goodman

Roger Vivier Platform Sandal

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Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Platform Sandal
$1,095 via Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander McQueen  Studded Leather Platform Sandal

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Christian Louboutin Hawaii Peep Toe Platform Pump
$995 via Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin Hawaii Peep Toe Platform Pump

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Jimmy Choo Dora Elaphe-Trimmed Suede Sandals
$950 via Net-a-Porter

During the decades, that unique Tank has spawned many iterations, which includes (but not limited to) the Tank Cintrée, the Tank Anglaise, the Tank Francaise, the Tank Louis Cartier, and the Tank Allongeé. It has been made in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and stainless steel. You can find some with enamel, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, you identify it. But one thing has remained exactly the same throughout, and that’s the familiar rectangular situation form together with the Roman numeral dial. For this year’s massive anniversary, Cartier has launched a series of watches to celebrate such as a re-vamp with the Cartier Tank Americaine, this time in stainless steel.

Jimmy Choo Dora Elaphe-Trimmed Suede Sandals

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Diane von Furstenberg Madrid Pump
$378 via Nordstrom

Diane von Furstenberg Madrid Pump

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Sam Edelman Mel Embellished Canvas Platform Sandals
$190 via Net-a-Porter

Sam Edelman Mel Embellished Canvas Platform Sandals