The Flatform: Yea or Nay?

The Fendi Flatform

The Fendi Flatform

As I have perusing the internet, checking out shoe trends, there was one that gave me pause- with confliction…

Is it a platform? Is it a Flat?



Philip Lim Flatform

Philip Lim Flatform

LOL, yes…


And I am conflicted…

While some like these Philip Lim, can be quite cute, for the most part, these are NOT my favorite amongst the Spring shoe trends. HOWEVER, I think, pairing with the Boho inspirations for the spring, I think this goes right up that alley? I dunno… I find myself scratching my head… thinking I could MAYBE don a pair, like once and then it would sit in my closet forever…

Spring 2011 Shoe Trend: The Flatform(Clockwise: Wynn Camel Flatform, Chanel Velvet Flatform, Jill Sander Flatform, Cacharel Flatform, Wolf Hunter Flatform)

Maybe this is the Virgo of practicality in me talking- who knows?



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  1. Moni says

    I’m not completely convinced but I do like the wooded clog. Hey but anything that adds hieght and is still confortable can persuade me!

    • says

      And my size 10 foot feels the same about that… lol… back in the daaaayy I had flip flops with the platform, dunno how I feel about going back to this!

  2. Michelle STW says

    I am pretty psyched about this trend – for those of us who can no longer wear real heels this at least gives us some options with a little “boost” and there are some pretty cute ones, especially if you keep the balance right and the platform not too heavy. Proceed with caution though – some of them are just plain uggggllllyyyyy.

  3. Sohoaccessories says

    I would have to try them…I can’t stand a heavy shoe. If they feel like dumbells then I just put them back.

    • says

      DUMBELLS? Hahahahaha! I always feel like I’d be stomping life out! LOL… I DO wonder how heavy they’d be… although I imagine they’d be light! :)

  4. Anonymous says

    I have a few wedge type shoes that I supposed you could call flatforms. Love ‘em. Foot injuries mean I can’t wear real heels, so these are the only cute, feminine shoes I get to wear that boost my short self off the ground at all.

    They have to be the RIGHT flatforms, mind you, but yeah, sometimes they rock.

  5. Lisaj99 says

    Here’s why these flatforms are great…they are cute, they give you height, yet they don’t dont angle your arches and foot. Some people really can’t wear heels anymore and these are definitely an interesting substitute.

  6. says

    mmmm, I’ve been pondering the Flatform too. I think they could be a good alternative for to wear instead of flats when you need a bit of extra height (e.g. wearing with flares, or on those ‘fat’ days when you need a bit of ‘lift’)

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