If you’ve been reading WNJ for a while you know I love wearing flats. Every once in a while I’ll throw on a nice pair of heels, but if given a choice I’m going with flats. Not wedges and not platforms. FLATS. So imagine my surprise when I purchased a pair of platform oxfords at DSW a few weeks ago. I saw the shiny patent leather shoes sitting on the (sale) rack, glanced at the price, took one shoe out of the box to examine the height, but put it back once I saw how high the platform was. Moving to the next aisle, I heard my husband’s voice saying, “Babe, what about these? Trust me, just try them on and see how they feel.” I looked over and guess which pair of shoes they were? The patent leather platform oxfords
After a few seconds of resisting, I finally gave in and tried on the shoes. Not only did the shoes fit, but they were extremely comfortable. I sashayed around the store for a bit, just to get a really good feel for them. I was sold! For months I’ve seen the platform shoe trend re-emerge, and I secretly wished to own a pair, but my fear of the platform being too high and uncomfortable made me reluctant to give them a try. Thanks to hubs insisting that I “just try them on“, I finally own a pair.
Now that I have my first pair of platform oxfords I definitely plan to purchase at least one more pair. I’ll probably go for a metallic or brown pair next time. I’m really looking forward to styling this black pair with several looks, as well as year-round. I can just imagine how cute they’d look in the fall with a pair of tights. The styling possibilities are endless… That’s my kind of purchase!
* Editor’s Note: The shoes run big, so I purchased a size 1/2 down.
So tell me, are you a fan of platform oxfords? What’s something you thought you’d never wear until you tried it on? Let me know!
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