I love wedges. I also love platforms. They both not only give extra height to a short stature, but also (generally) aren't as painful to wear as regular heels. What's not to love?
This spring/summer, the new trend is the "flatform". It's pretty much what it sounds like:
They are basically a flat sandal/shoe on a platform.
In theory, I could understand the appeal. A extra height without the pain of putting your weight on the balls of your feet sounds pretty great. But I don't think I can get over the physical appearance of looking like you have a pair of bricks attached to your feet. Sure, maybe I can picture them on the beach, along with rubber high-heeled flip flops. But in the city? I think not. Some flatforms are a little less extreme than others, like these by Nicole (photo from Piperlime.com):
I may consider wearing them if there was at least a 1.5" arch.
As I write this, I think I actually owned a pair that would be considered a "flatform" when I was in my early 20s. LOL! I remember when I tossed them out after a few years thinking how incredibly ugly they were. How in the world did my BFF let me buy these? If I had know they'd be all the rage ten years later, I would have kept them...or not.
What do you ladies think of the flatform? Will you be adding them to your Spring/Summer wardrobe this year?