As summer begins, we see people transition into their summer footwear, and one item is making a comeback, platform flip-flops! The iconic platform flip flops were late popular during the late 90s and 2000s as a shoe trend loved by many celebrities at the time. While flips flops are considered a fashion eye sore, these platform versions find their way back every couple of years and are a shoe that has been around since Ancient Greece times.
Platform shoes began to become popularized from the 1960 to 1970s. After about 20 years, the platform flips flops appeared on everyone from the halls of high schools to the red carpet; now, 20 years later, they have returned. These shoes bring up memories of a more colorful and simpler time, but like Crocs, these shoes are quite decisive in fashion. Many brands have joined in on the trends, from fast fashion brands to designer brands.
Kendall Jenner is one celebrity who has not shied away from this love-or-hate trend and has been spotted multiple times in the shoes. She has been spotted multiple times in a black pair of Dries Van Noten platform sandals. Many brands are taking notice and have dropped their own take on the 2000s footwear, like Tory Burch, Prada, Coach, Gucci, and many more. With the popularity of platform tennis shoes, sandals, heels, and boots, there is no surprise that platform flip-flops were destined to make a comeback.
Coperni High Heel Thong Strap Sandals
These gorgeous pair of platforms sandals are 100% rubber are the perfect shade of purple and are made in Spain priced at $230.88.
Ganni Padded Slip-On Thong Sandals
A pair of sandals that comes in two colors pastel pink and blue with padding and a shorter heel at the price of $121.75.
Dries Van Noten Damask Platform Thong Sandals
This pair of shoes has a gorgeously intricate damask fabric and rubber sole made in Italy and is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $285.50.
Source: Saks Fifth Avenue
Not only can you get designer brands, but many affordable brands like Old Navy, Gap, Forever 21, PacSun, and ASOS are selling the platform flips flops. The variety of colors makes them great for a color-coordinated outfit, and they often are more comfortable than the original ones from the 2000s. These shoes are highly wearable as they can be quickly thrown on to run errands, hang out with friends, or easily be dressed when paired with a dress.
Journee Collection Shareene Wedge Sandal
A pair of platform flip flops is one of the many colors they offer with luxe vegan leather and Tru Comfort Foam insole available on DSW for $59.99.
Juicy Couture Women's Unwind Wedge Sandal
These pair of of platforms flips flops are a classic with their signature embellished strap with metallic details and the rests made of memory foam is available for $24.
Jeffery Campbell Sun-Gaze Flip Flop
This pair of flip flops with a shorter heel made of synthetic material with more saturated colors compared to other brands and priced at $29.97.
With many different styles, heights, colors, and patterns, these shoes work with multiple styles and budgets. These shoes are easy to slip on, lightweight, and comfortable while adding drama and height to your outfit. So will you be getting your own pair of platform flip-flops this summer?