My love-hate relationship with platform shoes

I’m just going to come up and say it. I don’t (particularly) like platform shoes. They are not elegant shoes that make you think: I’d wear that on the red carpet. In fact do you ever see celebrities wearing platform shoes on the red carpet? No!

The platform shoe that made me hate all of the others is none other than the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Litas’. The heel is chunky, the platform is chunky and every blogger and their mum owns them. Their not particularly elegant and when you wear them you look like a giant. In fact I don’t even know how people can lift their feet with such big shoes attached to them.

We all know that fashion is not about comfort but for those who wear platforms their lives are that little bit easier. They’re not actually walking on 12 or 13cm. Be a lady all the way and own up to wearing elegant heels.

Even 69 year old shoe guru, Manolo Blahnik says “I’m suspicious of platforms, they’re the wrong shape for the leg.” So if the king of shoe-making says so himself who are we to disagree?