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Elevate Your Style With These 8 Flatforms

Sandals seem to be summer’s easiest shoe, but there may be a substitute that perfectly marries style and comfort. Flatforms have the height of a wedge, the wearability of a flat, and the style of your favorite vintage piece. From sneakers to sandals, browse our favorite leg-lengthening flatform shoes.

 

Rainbow Stepping

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Brighten your wardrobe with these rainbow-inspired sneakers. A playful pastel colorway decorates the platform for an updated classic canvas. These statement-making sneakers will instantly elevate an outfit. A tissue-thin romper or cropped flare jeans will show off the exuberant sole that makes these shoes a showstopper. When needed, throw them in the wash to easily clean the crisp, canvas material. ($85; urbanoutfitters.com)

 

Lace-Ups You’ll Love

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These flatforms give you the height you need without suffocating your toes in a five-inch stiletto. Crossing the strappy upper of a gladiator sandal with the height of a wedge, this lace-up flatform offers the best of both worlds. Style her with cropped skinnies or your favorite maxi to wear for Sunday brunch or girls' night out. There's still a bit of summer left to enjoy these flatform wedges, so rock them while the weather is hot. ($50; boohoo.com)

 

Totally Tropic

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Reminiscent of the ‘90s era, somewhat-clunky shapes have returned in the these thick-soled shoes. (Don’t these flatforms seem all too similar to Steve Madden’s iconic slides with a stretchy upper and black platform?) As most trends do, this flatform style from decades ago has been recycled in a new way. Embroidery, metallic, and tassels create the ultimate trifecta with these bold and bright espadrille flatforms. Style any outfit with the heeled shoes for instant tropical vibes. ($79; asos.com)

 

For Your 9-to-5

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Even though the temps are warmer, your summer office attire doesn’t have to be limited to boring sandals and pumps. These blush beauties meet all your trendy needs with metallic and suede color blocking, too-cool cutouts, and a bold platform heel. Add modern edge to a classic oxford with this summer-appropriate pair. Not sure what to wear with blush? You can style it like a neutral because in case you haven’t heard, blush it totally the new black. ($100; stevemadden.com)

 

Boho Babe

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From the braided jute cork to the statement tassel accents, a pair of flatforms can’t get much better. These bright red beauties are the perfect medium between sandals and wedges. Fashion forward? Yes. Practical? Yes. The adjustable back strap keeps the shoe from slipping off and will help keep the shoe and your ankle in unison while stepping about. Consider pairing your flatforms with summer’s favorite trends like culotte trousers or midi dresses. ($200; freepeople.com)

 

 

Sporty Sandal

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A rubber platform sole adds sporty vibes to this otherwise everyday sandal. With the shoes' metallic leather and two-strap styling, your outfit will effortlessly look more chic. Get lifted with summer’s comfiest sandals and attract all the fashion envy. You can step in these metallic sandals to give off-duty pieces a little shine. Or if metallic is a bit bold for your taste, opt for the black leather. If nothing else you can always grab a couple pairs—one sandal for a more subdued look and the other for your daring street style. ($59; nordstrom.com)

 

Loafers You’ll Live In

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A thick platform sole adds sporty appeal to these menswear-inspired shoes. The sand-colored suede paired with tassel detailing make these flatforms perfect for spring and summer. Style the slip-on with jeans or dresses—you can't go wrong with a shoe this stylish. Don't be afraid to wear these flatform loafers to all of your upcoming events—they make the ideal accessory for music-festival season. You’ll get the extra height you need for outdoor summer concerts without sacrificing comfort. For a more classic option, try the loafer in black. ($195; zappos.com)

 

 

Sleek Sneaker

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We love a good sneaker with some added height, and every cool girl needs a pair of lace-up, faux-leather sneakers. Elevate your style with an optic-white platform sole and perforated vegan leather. For days when heels just aren’t happening, you can wear these sleek sneaks from work to happy hour. A stacked sole delivers height without putting stress on a one area of your foot, so you’ll be certain to stay comfortable throughout the day. ($41; lulus.com)

 

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