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There’s something incredibly satisfying about slipping on a pair of sandals and going about your day. Perhaps it’s the swift and easy process of putting them on that gets us, but their distinctive look has a hold on us too. With the ’90s, Y2K, and Barbiecore fashion trends coming back into play, platform heels have become a dominant fashion accessory. Combine a platform heel with a sandal, and you get the best fashion trend on the planet: platform sandals. Their lure is their nostalgic style, slide-on ability, and the fact that they’re trendy enough to pair with high-waisted denim, frilly skirts, and tight dresses in an effortless way.
Platform sandals have clearly defined themselves as the “it shoes” of summer, but rest assured that they can overlap with fall fashion as well. Whether it be a chunky pair of Dr. Martens that buckle at the straps or TikTok beloved Gucci jelly slides that fall in line with early aughts fashion — there’s a platform sandal in here for every outfit, day or night, that’s great for summer and fall. From thick platform heels that add a few inches to your height to short heels that you can easily walk around in, check out our favorite platform sandals to shop right now.