Photo by Eliesa Johnson
Combine everything you know about shoe trends from the last few years–flats, platforms, menswear influence–and you’ve got spring’s grab bag. The ankle-strap sandals we’ve been wearing now have a platform heel. Those updated spins on Birkenstocks have an added inch or two to qualify as “flatforms.” Bottom line: You won’t have to teeter on a stiletto to look stylish. This season’s platform sandals are just the right height for spring’s flared bottoms. Yep, those are coming back, too.
From top: Alexander Wang ($525), from Pumpz at Galleria; Prada ($850), from Nordstrom at Mall of America; Jimmy Choo ($525), also from Nordstrom; Robert Clergerie ($575), also from Pumpz; Robert Clergerie ($425), also from Nordstrom