What’s with all the extra-exaggerated, extra ugly platforms these days? Wouldn’t these sandals be cuter and more practical with a few inches chopped off the bottom?

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Platforms by ugly shoe god Jeffrey Campbell, Topshop

Are people no longer driving, where you need to feel how much pressure you’re putting on the pedals? Are people not walking down stairs, where it’s helpful to feel when your foot hits the step so you don’t tumble to your death, Talky Tina-style? Are people not considering how ridiculous all this will seem in a year or two? WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!

cincinnati fashion shoes blog Ralph Lauren sandals, Net-A-Porter

As an aside, I bought a pair of sandals exactly like these back in 1999. They were from American Eagle and cost a whopping (to me at the time) $35. I’m not sure I’m ready to re-live those days–especially at 17 times the cost–just yet.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against a reasonable 1/4″ to 1.5″ platform, but FOUR inches? Come on! Do you like super exaggerated platforms or are they as crazy as I think they are?


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