The Chunky Platform Sandals Your Closet Deserves
There's something incredibly satisfying about slipping on a pair of sandals and going about your day. Perhaps it's the swift and easy process of putting them on that gets us, but their distinctive look has a hold on us too. With the '90s, Y2K, and Barbiecore fashion trends coming back into play, platform heels have become a dominant fashion accessory. Combine a platform heel with a sandal, and you get the best fashion trend on the planet: platform sandals. Their lure is their nostalgic style, slide-on ability, and the fact that they're trendy enough to pair with high-waisted denim, frilly skirts, and tight dresses in an effortless way.
Platform sandals have clearly defined themselves as the "it shoes" of summer, but rest assured that they can overlap with fall fashion as well. Whether it be a chunky pair of Dr. Martens that buckle at the straps or TikTok beloved Gucci jelly slides that fall in line with early aughts fashion — there's a platform sandal in here for every outfit, day or night, that's great for summer and fall. From thick platform heels that add a few inches to your height to short heels that you can easily walk around in, check out our favorite platform sandals to shop right now.
Waterproof Platform Sandal: Lucky Step Women's Platform Sandal
If you want a stylish platform sandal that you don't have to worry about, this Lucky Step Women's Platform Sandal ($28-$30) is a great option. Not only can you add it to your next Amazon order, but its waterproof design makes it no fuss. Rain or shine, you can count on this sandal sticking it out. It has a non-slip sole as well, so you can walk with ease.
Barbiecore Platform Sandal: UO Cora Platform Sandal
Add a pop of color to your summer style with this UO Cora Platform Sandal ($30, originally $69). The sandal's bright pink plays into this season's ever-popular Barbiecore trend, and it comes in an additional purple color as well. Pair it with a cute purse and you'll look like a million bucks.
Quilted Platform Sandal: Aerosoles Dayna Platform Sandal
Give your look a '90s grunge with this Aerosoles Dayna Platform Sandal ($55, originally $110). The shoe, which is available in a white option, features a quilted upper and a two-inch heel for added height. Its mouldable footbed is super comfortable to walk around in. Plus, it's a POPSUGAR editor favorite.
Strappy Platform Sandal: Jeffrey Campbell Monica Strappy Platform Sandal
Forget flip-flops — this Jeffrey Campbell Monica Strappy Platform Sandal ($70, originally $138) might just be the ultimate summer shoe with its funky and futuristic design. Unlike other platform sandal styles, this shoe features a curved chunky heel that's equal parts unique and practical. Users will also love getting to browse the style in a number of trendy colorways, including mint green, red, black, and white.
Best Designer Platform Sandal: Gucci Rubber Logo Platform Slide Sandal
You've probably seen them all over TikTok, and yes, this Gucci Rubber Logo Platform Slide Sandal ($450) is totally worth the splurge. Its playful chunky heel goes great with a skirt, dress, or pants, making it incredibly versatile. Its glossy shine and logo lettering won't go unnoticed, either.
Best Y2K Platform Sandals: ASOS Design Francesca Flatform Sandal
From the beach to the streets to an afternoon picnic date and beyond, we can't stop imagining the style possibilities with this ASOS Design Francesca Flatform Sandal ($13, originally $32). The slip-on shoe checks all our fashion boxes with its puffed-up platform base and breezy daytime flair. With its Y2K-infused print, I'd love to style this shoe with a pair of wide-leg jeans or a denim jumper.
Best Everyday Platform Sandals: Steve Madden Slinky30 Sandals
Whether you're hitting the town, heading to the office, or running errands, these Steve Madden Slinky30 Sandals ($90) will become your new go-to. The sandal's simple style works day to night, with a stretchy upper fabric that makes them easy to walk around in. Their platform heel is a little over an inch, so they're not too intimidating to wear.
Best Chunky Platform Sandal: Ganni Cleated Strappy Sandal in Winsome Orchid
The Ganni Cleated Strappy Sandal in Winsome Orchid ($475) takes your everyday sandal up a notch. The pink shoe features crystals on its leather straps that allow it to glisten in the sun. Its buckle closure will ensure these sandals stay in place no matter what you're doing.
Best Transitional Platform Sandal: Aerosoles Echo Sandal
Solve your next style dilemma with the Aerosoles Echo Sandal ($75, originally $125). The sandal's leather material and chunky heels can be worn with a casual outfit or one that takes it up a notch. Plus, its style transcends seasons — making this sandal great for summer and even fall wear.
Best Bright Platform Sandal: Circus by Sam Edelman Marlie Platform Sandal
Let's have a moment of silence for the block heel on this Circus by Sam Edelman Marlie Platform Sandal ($40-45, originally $86), shall we? It's dramatic, bold, and the perfect pop for your next outfit. We love its quilted strap, too, which is super comfortable and easy to slide on and off.
Best Buckle Platform Sandal: Dr Martens Voss Women's Leather Strap Sandals
The Dr Martens Voss Women's Leather Strap Sandals ($85, originally $100) are so easy to style, that you'll find yourself wearing them with everything. Thes shoes' fun design elevates any casual outfit, and their buckle straps make them easy to walk around in. Available in six colors, these sandals are the perfect summer shoe.
Best Affordable Platform Sandal: Nasty Gal Faux Leather Buckle Platform Sandal
Lean into the chunky-platform trend with this Nasty Gal Faux Leather Buckle Platform Sandal ($16, originally $54). Whether you're styling this shoe with straight-leg denim or dressing it up with a frilly midi dress, its design is great for both. We could even see the sandal becoming a staple in our fall wardrobes.
Best Neon Platform Sandal: Circus by Sam Edelman Latasha Platform Slide Sandal
Refresh your everyday look with this Circus by Sam Edelman Latasha Platform Slide Sandal ($40-$85). The sandal features a fun textile wrapping that ensures it's comfortable, cushiony, and one-of-a-kind. Whether you pair it with jeans or a sweatsuit, this sandal has a way of defining your style.