As someone that has long resigned myself to weak ankles that can’t risk wearing heels, I am ready for the platform sandals trend to take off. As someone old enough to have grown up idealizing the queens of platform shoes themselves, the Spice Girls, I am beyond ready for the platform sandal trend. Not only is this style of sandal super cute and easy to pair with almost anything, but it’s also fair game for us heel-haters. Here’s a list of platform sandals that will take your summer outfit from sweet to Spice Girl style icon.

Kimmie Blush

These Steve Madden platforms just remind us that this brand has been in the game of thick shoes since the early days, so you can’t go wrong. The blush color contrasts with the cork bottoms for a dainty bohemian look.

Corsa Tan Espadrille

These are the perfect gateway platform sandals; you can choose from white, tan, or black, and they come in a lovely espadrille style that’s easy to dress up or down with any outfit.

Daphnie Yellow and Beige Striped Espadrille

Everything about these platforms sandals is perfect — the cute white and yellow stripes, the laid-back fringe detailing, and the cute peep-toe style. These are your go-to platform sandals for tropical style, whether heading out for mimosas in Miami or spending the way waterside on the west coast.


Leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to get us to throw our money at a shoe within seconds of seeing it. These all-white-everything platform sandals are the epitome of chic. The delicate straps contrast with the bulky bottoms, and the all-white coloring makes it an easy summer outfit addition.

Lake Black Leather

Did you really think Steve Madden would only make it on a list of platform sandals once? With this chunky style, you get a little more edginess into your outfit. This shoe is simple but bold, making it a perfect statement piece for any summer outfit.

Winsley Nude Vachetta Leather Wooden

We’ve seen a lot of cork-bottomed platform sandals, but this design from Lulus raises the bar. The wooden bottoms on these shoes instantly make it a unique design that stands out from the rest. Plus, the nude leather straps let the wooden bottoms do the talking for this shoe, making it an excellent option for a summer outfit that’s unforgettably chic.