The hottest shoe trend of the year is bringing back major nostalgia vibes!

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For those that are loving the revamped Y2K-inspired fashion that has been spotted everywhere recently, get ready for the comeback of the decade. Platform shoes are back and better than ever, thanks to modern, refreshed styles that bring nostalgic vibes into the 2022 era. As a result, these are officially the “It’ shoes of the year.

Why is this shoe trend so popular?

We first saw this trend take flight in the early 2000s, as platform sneakers and sandals became a fashion sensation. Celebrities everywhere were seen rocking the trend both on and off the red carpet, which only added fuel to the fire and thus, the platform trend was born.

After a few short years, the trend turned fad seemed to fizzle out. However, it recently re-emerged as a budding shoe trend over the past recent years. Local and luxury brands alike have found new and inspiring ways to revamp the platform shoe trend in a way that makes sense in 2022.

Today, platform shoes offer more versatility and comfort, as the trend is taken to new heights.

How celebs are rocking the budding trend

From sandals to sneakers, the platform look is in and we’re totally here for it. Check out how your favourite celebs are styling this year’s hottest shoe trend below.

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Lori Harvey

Lori rocks the platform sneaker trend with these super stylish and functional Kinetic Breakthru Tech Lace sporty sneakers from Sorel. These are subtle platform sneakers that are the perfect segue into the trend without going over the top. Her shoes are in tranquil yellow/chalk colourway from the brand’s latest  SS22 collection. As a result, they definitely bring a fun pop of colour to her look. 

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Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia opts to pair her flirty yet feminine platform shoes with a pair of socks and a matching set. We love how her entire look came together. Therefore, it’s a preppy yet fashionable outfit that demonstrates the versatility of this trend.

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Gigi Hadid

As opposed to Lori’s sporty take on the trend, Gigi opts to fully incorporate the trend into her look by embracing the sky-high height of her platforms. These platform shoes are more fashion-forward than functional but they definitely make a statement. Plus, this look goes to show that you can definitely dress up a classic pair of platform sneakers with the right accessories.

How to get the look: The best platform styles to shop this season

No matter the look or style you’re going for, we’ve rounded up some must-try looks for this upcoming season.

Foot Locker – Platform Sneakers

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Foot Locker is a one-stop shop for all of the latest sneakers. Therefore, when it comes to platform sneakers, the brand does not disappoint. We’re loving this pair of Nike Air Force 1 Shadows because they offer a classic style that’s perfect for everyday wear.

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We’re also obsessed with the PUMA Mayze Leather sneakers because the stacked sole and colour-block style is super trendy. These sneakers are a must-have for any street-style look.

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Sorel- Flatform Sandals

In addition to the brand’s selection of platform sneakers, the latest collection from Sorel brings the platform trend to new shapes, styles and heights. Introducing, the Cameron Flatform Wedge Sandals. These are perfect for anyone who loves the platform trend but prefers the comfort of a wedge-style sandal. With a soft leather or suede upper and an EVA foam footbed, this pair is bothcomfortable and walkable. Featuring an elevated look, these sandals give you the best of both worlds. Flatforms might just be the next phase of the platform trend.

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Ketch Shoes- Platform Wedges

Shop local and stay trendy! Looking for a more versatile way to rock the trend this spring/summer? These platform wedges from Canadian brand, Ketch Shoes offer a traditional take on the budding trend that you can dress up or down. Plus, they’re super comfy!

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Call It Spring- Platform Mules

These platforms offer maximum height and we’re totally here for it! The Palomaa platform heeled mules from Call It Spring will instantly complement any look. Plus, they’re super fun and come in a variety of colours.

Published by HOLR Magazine.