I’ve had so many of you email me to say you can’t wear heels anymore. You need something more comfortable, but you also still want a bit of height. This spring, flatforms may be your answer.
WHAT ARE FLATFORMS?
Flatforms are flat sandals on a thick, raised platform soles. The have no, or very little incline in comparison to a wedge or heel, so they are easier to wear if you have foot problems. With fashion putting more of an emphasis on wearability and ease this season, flatforms are poised to be Spring’s it shoe. You get the comfort and the chic factor all in one.
WOULD YOU WEAR THEM?
You probably wore flatforms when you were a teenager. (I remember covering mine in decoupaged photos from fashion magazines), but the question is, would you wear flatforms now? Do you like the look of them or do you find them too trendy?
I can see how they may take a little getting used to. These I’m showing (above) are very tame, but some are so flat, heavy and clunky it looks like you’ve strapped on a couple big bricks.
FLATFORMS+ A MAXI DRESS
Flatforms look especially great with a boho-inspired look such as a long flowing maxi dress, or the new wide leg pants, or even culottes. You can wear them with shorts, sporty dress or jeans, but remember that with skinny jeans they can make you feet look heavy and weighed down, even Frankenstein-like.
Some foot experts criticize flatforms saying the height, plus the inflexibility will make you fall or twist your ankle. O.K., sure, who hasn’t fallen off their shoes before? But if you like them, I’d say give them a go.