Platform high heels are high heel shoes that have a thick platform toe box. This helps to raise you up off the balls of your feet. It was created to help make the height differential between the back and the front of the foot easier to deal with.
While these shoes still look really high, they’re actually much easier to walk in than high-heel shoes. This is because the platform makes the heel feel shorter. For instance, if you have a four-inch heel with a one-inch platform you’ll feel as though you’re walking on a three-inch heel – something that most people find much more reasonable.
Not only do platform heels make you look taller, they also make you stand up straighter, help your hips swivel more, and give your legs a lengthier appearance. These are just some of the reasons why they’re so popular today.